WS 200: Culture, Gender, and Appearance


WS 200: Culture, Gender, and Appearance (3 credits)

Course Description

This course explores the social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. An analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance is emphasized. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe relationships between the social body and physical bodies.
  • Describe the links between clothing and culture.
  • Describe the role appearance plays in gender development.
  • Interpret the communicative nature of appearance and expressions of identity.
  • Synthesize concepts and theories to describe the role of individual choice in appearance.

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