Spring 2018

Contemporary Fashion in a Historical Perspective

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-240


Suzanne P. Dougan (Section 01)


Using a seminar format, this course will ask students to choose a topic and explore the relationship between culture and clothing in historical context, addressing issues of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and their connection to the aesthetics of self-expression. In addition, students will develop their own contempory fashion ideas using the Audubon Portfolio as a point of departure. Individually scheduled weekly labs, conducted by Emily Hoem, professional cutter draper for the Theater and Dance Department, will teach the necessary technical skills needed to fabricate one garment.  

Limited to 10 students with consent from the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Dougan.

If Overenrolled: Enrollment determined by submission of a written statement or visual work prior to registration.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020