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.
The following requirements below are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.
|SS 374||Cross-Cultural Studies||3|
|Choose four from the following courses:|
|HA 204||History of East Asian Costume||3|
|HA 237||Global Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles||3|
|HA 239||The History of African Textiles and Fashion||3|
|HA 342||History of Textile Design||3|
|HI 209||Fashion and Slavery||3|
|SC 102||Climate Change||3|
|SS 277||Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress and Fashion||3|
|SS 301||Luxury: A Socio-Cultural Perspective||3|
|SS 306||Kimono and Fashion: A Socio-Cultural Perspective||3|
|SS 309||Tattoos and Body Modification||3|
|SS 313||Cultural Awareness, Design Responsibility, and the Law||3|