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FFS 511

Fashion and Material Culture

This course introduces the concept of material culture:the investigation of objects made or modified by humans. It examines objects as material expressions of values, social relationships, political ideologies, economic conditions and cultural change over time. Working from the premise that every object can reveal information about past and present societies, students will study material culture as well as processes of production, consumption, collection and disposal. Through lectures and field work, students will engage in unique research that will change how they experience objects and the world. The course is designed to allow for both collaborative and individual research, and is also specifically focused on developing writing and critical thinking skills. Lecture format.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1







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