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SOC 656

Fashion and Society

This course will critically explore the social construction of dress, utilizing sociological theories of fashion, consumer culture, and identity. Among other topics it will analyze issues surrounding ethics, social representation (ethnicity, gender, class, social groups and subcultures), cultural notions of beauty, the politics of dress, fashion diffusion theories, the globalized fashion industry and exploitation, power and status as implied by fashion, and the ethics of fashion consumption.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

FSN 123 or FSN 223

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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Sociology