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CLTE204 Dress and Society

Social and cultural functions of dress, fashion theory, nineteenth- and twentieth-century dress.

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Paper title Dress and Society
Paper code CLTE204
Subject Clothing and Textile Sciences
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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36 points
Schedule C
A background in social sciences is recommended.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Catherine Smith
Reading list provided.
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Explain fundamental principles and concepts relevant to social aspects of dress
  • Explore relationships between clothing and people in selected cultures
  • Explain development of dress and fashion over the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Review and evaluate relevant literature
  • Communicate ideas clearly in written and oral forms

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
G1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 28, 30, 32-34, 37, 40
G2 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28, 30, 32-34, 37, 40