BA (120 credit hour) Major in Theatre - Castle to Café - Dress from 1450 to 1700 THEA 2402   Castle to Café - Dress from 1450 to 1700
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Continuing on from THEA 2401.03, this course is an introduction to the study of human social behaviour and its relationship to the development of body coverings. This lecture-based survey class begins with the transition from the European middle ages to the northern renaissance, and continues through to the end of the seventeenth century. We will examine the evolution of clothing and the intersections of environment, culture and politics that bring us from the rise of corsetry to the arrival of the three-piece suit. The primary focus is on Western Europe, but students will have opportunity to explore other regions of the world in lecture and in the term paper. Our emphasis will be on using primary sources to gain a solid understanding of the social and cultural importance of forms of historical dress alongside the visual and practical components. This course is open to students in any undergraduate program, and it is also part of the Costume Studies Program.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

COREQUISITES: For BA Theatre (Costume Studies): THEA 2401.03, THEA 2406 or THEA 2407.03 and THEA 2408.03, THEA 2412.03, THEA 2451.03. For Diploma in Costume Studies: see course combinations in calendar.
PREREQUISITES: PREREQUISITES: For BA in Theatre (Costume Studies) students: PERF 1000.03 and PERF 1002.03, THEA 1450 or THEA 1451.03 and THEA 1452.03. For Diploma in Costume Studies: see course combinations in calendar. For students in programs other than Costume Studies: writing requirement course.
CROSS-LISTING: HIST 2402.03
EXCLUSIONS: THEA 2400.06, THEA 4400.06