FT 541 — Proseminar: Critical Writing, Research Techniques, and Documentation Methods

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Introduces students to interdisciplinary research in fashion studies, with the goal of establishing solid research and writing skills and a foundation in theory and methodology. Students complete interrelated research and writing assignments, based on different types of primary and secondary sources and reflecting the application of various methodologies. This course also provides training for an understanding of the material nature of historic costume and textile objects, guidelines for reporting their physical condition, and methods of photo-documentation. Materials research studies will be discussed and a project based upon those resources will be assigned. All assignments are discussed and critiqued in class. This course is taken on a Pass/Fail basis.