Potential Questions to consider:
- Re-read Fashion Design and Disability by Kate Carroll on page 65 of the text
- What are some of the ways in which fashion, culture, and society intersect in the
subculture you’re researching each week?
- What are the similarities in civil rights challenges for people with disabilities and civil rights challenges for other marginalized populations?
- What is cross cultural communication?
- Why is cross cultural communication so important?
- What is an example of real life consequences related to poor cross cultural communication?
- Define high context culture. How might a business meeting be managed in a high context culture?
- Define low context culture. How might a business meeting be managed in a low context culture?
- Define ableism?
- How does ableism impact the fashion industry? The Presentation
Case Study: Your supervisor has asked you to read Honoring the Experience of Disability and explain it to the work team during a diversity training meeting. This explanation is your midterm presentation. Please remember, don’t share what you think I want you to say, please highlight your thoughts and ideas. You are open to agree, disagree etc…you are free to approach the presentation however you’d like. Have fun and happy recording.
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Introduction 10 points Body 30 points
Conclusion 10 points
BBA Program Key Learning Goals: (I=Introduced, D=Developed, M=Mastered) 1. Ability to demonstrate leadership competencies (D & M)
2. Ability to communicate effectively (I & D)
3. Ability to act in an ethical manner (I & D)
4. Ability to act effectively in a global business environment (I)
5. Ability to integrate strategies within overall organizational context (I & D)
6. Domain–specific Knowledge and Skills (D & M)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (please fill in) After taking this course, a student will have the ability to:
1. Understand fashion fundamentals in the context of culture.
2. Describe the impact of economic, cultural, and political environments on fashion. (I & D) 3. Appreciate the cultural implications of the fashion marketing context.(I, D)
4. Examine the importance of dress and appearance. (I,D)
Catalog Course Description/Objectives
The impact of fashion/appearance on human behavior and the role of fashion as a form of communication are studied. Theories of psychology, social psychology, sociology and anthropology are incorporated to assist in the understanding of how individuals express themselves through their appearance. The course examines the interrelationship between postmodern culture and fashion/beauty beginning with an analysis of the primal, underlying motivations for adorning the body. Topics include non-verbal communication aspects of appearance, cultural appearance, the inherent sexism, lookism, ageism, and ethnocentricity of fashion; and the impact of sociological/ religious/political/economic systems on dress and
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adornment. The course examines the interrelationship between postmodern culture and fashion/beauty beginning with an analysis of the primal, underlying motivations for adorning the body. Topics include cross–cultural appearance, the inherent sexism, lookism, ageism, and ethnocentricity of Western fashion; and the impact of sociological / religious / political / economic systems and beliefs on dress and adornment.