2020 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences12:History of Fashion

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Humanities and social science courses
Takamura Zeshu 
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Course description and aims

You will learn about western fashion history.
In modern society, the garment has a various role not only for protecting our body.
In this lecture, You will learn why the fashion was born and how the fashion develops in our society.

Student learning outcomes

1) You can learn about the history of fashion , and you can understand the diversity of fashion.
2)You can think of things in a global perspective
3) You can understand what is the self-expression using fashion, and learn the attitude to practice.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Critic(about the fashion history)/Fashion designer(about how to create new fashion design)/Fashion illustrator(about how to express our new idea of fashion)


fashion , history , design , express yourself by wearing fashion

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

You will learn about the history of the western fashion.And you will consider about the fashion social role, and how to express yourselves through the fashion.So you will discuss about them.In the form of live distribution,we will perform small group work using the breakout function of Zoom .

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation/What is the fashion? Understanding what is the fashion
Class 2 History of the western fashion(1) About Trad,Rock,Folkroe,Casual Understanding the basic style of fashion
Class 3 History of the western fashion(2) The trend of famous collections Understanding the the system that transmits the fashion
Class 4 History of the western fashion(3) The fusion of street style and high fashion, with a modern fashion Understanding the trend of fashion
Class 5 History of the fashion(3) The fusion of street style and high fashion, with a modern fashion Understanding current Japanese fashion
Class 6 Current Japanese fashion(2) Relations with Japanese culture and Western fashion Understanding the impact of Japanese culture on the fashion world
Class 7 presentation Presenting the results

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

see Japanese information

Assessment criteria and methods

mini reports and participation of each class(50%), report and work based on understanding of whole lecture(50%).

Related courses

  • not required

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Carefully check the syllabus and understand the contents of the lecture before taking the course.

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