Fall 2020

Contemporary Fashion in a Historical Perspective

Listed in: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-249  |  Theater and Dance, as THDA-240

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Suzanne P. Dougan (Section 01)


(Offered as THDA 240 and SWAG 249) Using a seminar format, this course will ask students to choose a topic and explore the relationship between culture and clothing in historical context, addressing issues of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and their connection to the aesthetics of self-expression. In addition, students will develop their own contemporary fashion ideas and participate in labs, conducted by Emily Hoem, professional cutter draper for the Theater and Dance Department, who will teach the necessary technical skills needed to fabricate a garment.

This course will be conducted in a hybrid format, with both in-person and on-line components as needed, supported by appropriate technology. Options for online-only participation will be available for those students unable to participate in person.

Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Professor Dougan.

If Overenrolled: Interested students should contact the instructor during the registration period


Artistic Practice, Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020