WGSS 200: Culture, Gender, and Appearance

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

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.

Course Outcomes
  • Use concepts and apply theories to describe the role of individual choice in appearance.
  • Describe the links between clothing and culture.
  • Describe the role appearance plays in gender development.
  • Explain the communicative nature of appearance and expressions of identity.