Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture - Castle to Café - Dress from 1450 to 1700 THEA 2402   Castle to Café - Dress from 1450 to 1700
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.
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PREREQUISITES: Completion of university writing requirement.
EXCLUSIONS: THEA 2400.06, THEA 4400.06