For this class, you will be paired with 3-4 classmates to prepare a research project. The objective of the project is to further understand the relationship between dress and culture and to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity throughout the world. The topic should focus on dress, which is any intentional modification of appearance, this is what people do to their bodies to maintain, manage and/or alter their appearance…dress include supplements and attachments to the body, application of chemicals to change the body, removing or adding portions of the body, symbolic clothing, ritual dress, etc. You will turn in a written paper, a recorded presentation and means you should break down all the elements that go into them adorning themselves and five multiple choice questions pertaining to your presentation (these questions can be used in the final exam). More details about this project will be posted on Canvas. Remember that all projects and assignments must be original for this class. Your project cannot be re-used from another class, or a project made previously in this class (if you are re-taking this class).
Central Washington University. (2022). ATM 281: Socio-cultural Aspects of Apparel [Course syllabus]. Ellensburg, WA: Astrid Vidalon.