Modehistoria och modevetenskapliga begrepp (DRESS)

Course description

This course identifies and examines the controversies and the moral discourses that were raised on fashion through time. The history of dress offers an exceptional understanding of western society and its intimate connection to material culture. A specific attention is given to French socio-cultural history between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century. The course also introduces students to a theoretical and conceptual apparatus to be used in theorizing fashion as a cultural phenomenon. 

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Account for the changes in dress and fashion through history
2. Account for concepts and perspectives used to theorize fashion
Skills and abilities
3. Appropriately use concepts and perspectives used to theorize fashion
4. Analyze the effects of dress on both individuals and society
5. Reflect on the historical developments of dress and its social meanings
Judgement and approach
6. Critically evaluate different concepts and approaches used to theorize fashion
7. Assess the role of clothing in transforming customs and values in society

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Modehistoria och modevetenskapliga begrepp
Semester: Autumn term 2017
Study period: 1 2
Rate of studies: 50%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Helena Flinck
Head of course:
Paula von Wachenfeldt


Jessica Conrah
Paula Von Wachenfeldt