ART 274 History of Fashion

3 credits, Fall (as needed)

Introduces fashion history research practices that will instruct students in how to identify contemporary fashion sources. The time period of this course starts with 19th century sources and the emergence of the middle class and extends to 21st century fashion culture. In the study of fashion history students will practice and develop their critical thinking processing: comparing and contrasting any given fashion object's form and use over time; identifying a fashion object's aesthetic qualities; evaluating why consumer culture has a desire for and ineffable connections to fashion icons; and exploring examples in fashion history that modified cultural values.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110