Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FT 200 - Culture, Gender and Appearance 3

  • Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100

Social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. Analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FT 200, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the ways in which historical socio-cultural and psychological factors influence the meaning of dress and appearance behaviors.
  • Understand and describe the role of dress in reflecting and shaping human interactions.
  • Describe the role appearance plays in gender development, interpret the communicative nature of appearance and expressions of identity.
  • Demonstrate the impact of culture and gender on market trends.
  • Evaluate clothing as a form of material culture.
  • Synthesize concepts and theories to describe the role of individual choice in appearance.

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