Ethnic Dress in a Global Context
The Ethnic Dress in a Global Context minor teaches students to have a better sociological understanding of various types of ethnic dress, which is a widely shared term in anthropology/sociology, and related styles (clothes, textiles, jewelry, accessories, hairstyles, and tattoos among others) that are still worn today around the world.
Students examine what constitutes cultural appropriation and which/what ideas can be borrowed from ethnic dress/traditions and applied to designs, merchandising or advertising in culturally/socially acceptable ways. Through dress, students also explore the history, values, customs, and beliefs of different cultures in multilayered global contexts, such as social, economic, political and religious dimensions.
Coordinator: Yuniya Kawamura
SS374 Cross-Cultural Studies
Complete four of the following courses.
|HA 204 History of East Asian Costume|
|HA 237 GLOBAL FASHION: ANCIENT ORIGINS TO MODERN STYLES|
|HA 239 THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN TEXTILES AND FASHION|
|HA 342 HISTORY OF TEXTILE DESIGN|
|HI 209 FASHION AND SLAVERY|
|SC 102 CLIMATE CHANGE|
|SS 277 CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS OF NON-WESTERN DRESS/FASHION|
|SS 301 LUXURY: A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE|
|SS 306 KIMONO AND FASHION: A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE|
|SS 309 TATTOOS AND BODY MODIFICATION: SOCIAL STIGMA AND ACCEPTANCE|
|SS 313 CULTURAL AWARENESS, DESIGN RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW|
Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.