Clothing and Society
- Instructor: Enrica Guidato
- Department: Design
- Areas: Fashion Design, Psychology and Sociology
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 45
- Course Number (SRISA): FDES 3201 / SOCI 3201
- Course Number (Maryville University): ARTH 261
- Prerequisite: None
This clothing and society course focuses on the socio-cultural significance of dress by offering students a framework for interpreting the meaning and use of clothing in their personal lives. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze clothing as a form of communication. Students will learn about the origins and functions of clothes, which garments influence personality, and how the roles of clothing in society from ancient times to the present affect people’s lives.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.