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Fashion Studies Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

ANTH 1500 R21 - Introduction To Fashion and Culture
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This introductory lecture course is required for students pursuing the fashion studies minor. In this class, students will be introduced to cultural and media studies concepts that will equip them with the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to explore fashion as a historically situated and context-dependent form of communication and meaning-making. The course considers the implications of fashion within systems of power, everyday acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN: 12546
Instructor: Garcia
4 credits


DTEM 2443 L11 - Fashion and Digital Media
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course examines what happens when one of the oldest forms of communication, fashion, meets up with the newest, digital media. Digital media has reconfigured the fashion industry: bloggers sit alongside famous magazine editors at Fashion Shows, the retail industry collapses as online shopping takes off, platforms such as Instagram reconfigure social status and power. While digital media creates new jobs, communities, celebrities, status and power in the fashion world, it also maintains and creates new social inequalities. We will examine the relationship between fashion and digital media from three vantage points: globally, locally, and personally. Our global focus considers the ways digital media creates new networks of production/labor/people; the local unit considers new jobs and identities (such as “influencers”) in the fashion industry, with special focus on New York City.

CRN: 12435
Instructor: Van Cleaf
4 credits


FASH 4000 L11 - Fashion In Museums
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Explore the history, logistics, and purpose of clothing and accessories in museum collections. Visit fashion exhibitions at art, design, cultural, history, and fashion museums throughout the city. Learn about how museums collect, conserve, and display fashion in order to educate their audiences about a wide variety of topics.

Closed
Instructor: Pfingst
4 credits


MKBU 3435 L11 - Consumer Behavior
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of consumer behavior and motivation. Topics include behavioral science findings and their implications in the marketing mix; socioeconomics, demographic and cultural influences; theories of promotion and communication; consumer behavior models; attitude measurement; perception and consumerism.

CRN: 12609
Instructor: TBA
3 credits


MKBU 3435 L21 - Consumer Behavior
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of consumer behavior and motivation. Topics include behavioral science findings and their implications in the marketing mix; socioeconomics, demographic and cultural influences; theories of promotion and communication; consumer behavior models; attitude measurement; perception and consumerism.

CRN: 12680
Instructor: Greco
3 credits


MKBU 3439 R21 - Branding
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course examines the strategic importance of branding by focusing on the various ways the brands acquire and sustain value in the marketplace. It analyzes relevant and comprehensive theories, ideas and concepts to demonstrate how managers can make strategic branding decisions. Students learn about socio-cultural perspectives on branding and brand management, financial considerations and consequences of branding decisions.

CRN: 12681
Instructor: Defrancesco
3 credits


VART 1135 L11 - Visual Thinking
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A foundation course in visual communication. The course will cover the following topics: visual perception, composition, light and color, drawing perspective, words and images, graphic design, and photography and photo montage.

CRN: 12770
Instructor: Stracquadanio
3 credits


VART 1135 L21 - Visual Thinking
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A foundation course in visual communication. The course will cover the following topics: visual perception, composition, light and color, drawing perspective, words and images, graphic design, and photography and photo montage.

CRN: 12547
Instructor: Wamsley
3 credits