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Missouri State University

Department Of Fashion and Interior Design

College of Business Administration
FMD 201-1

Spring 2012
Course Title: History of Fashion

Dr. Cathy Starr
PCOB 303
Contact Phone: 836-8973
FID Phone: 836-5136
Office Hours
MWF: 10:30 to 11:30 am, MW: 1:00 to 2:00 pm, and by appointment
Lecture: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:50 to 12:40 PM, PCOB 324
Required Material
Text: Survey of Historic Costume (5th Edition), Tortora, Phyllis G. & Eubank, Keith, New York, NY:
Fairchild Books.
Course Description
Prerequisite: FMD 101 with grade of C or better. The study of fashion evolution from B.C. to current
fashion and how the influences of social, economic, political, technological and global cultures impact
garments and accessories. 3(3-0) F,S
Course Overview
Chronological study of western fashion through the ages. Emphasis will be placed on environmental
impact on fashion development.
Style/Mode of Teaching: Lecture presentations, audio-visual materials, demonstrations, and written
Course Objective
After successful completion of this course a student should be able to do the following:
Recognize, describe, and visually date historic fashion.
Understand the correlation between mens, womens, and childrens fashions and the social,
economic, artistic, and political environmental influences through the ages.
Recognize the value of studying historic costume and appreciate how it was influenced
garment/accessory design inspirations of today.
Know the philosophies, inspirations, and influences of well-known designers that influence current
fashion design.
Demonstrate an understanding of historic costume documentation through class participation and
individual projects.
Attendance Policy
Attendance is required. Students are responsible to demonstrate their attendance (sign-in sheet, extra
credit opportunity, etc.). Students are expected to attend and participate in all lectures and study
Make-Up Or Late Assignments

Assignments must be submitted by the due date. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED! All
student work will be graded on professionalism, content, and creativity. All assignments are to be typed
(excluding any in-class assignments). Papers are expected to be error-free (spelling, grammar,
punctuation and content) to receive an A grade.

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Possible bonus points from unannounced quizzes or other unannounced class assignments. These points
are extra credit and cannot be earned unless you are in class at the time the unannounced quiz, class
activity, or assignment is given. These opportunities are usually provided at times when attendance is
low. It is NOT possible to make up missed in-class points. Students are responsible for obtaining all
announcements, assignments, and instructional material.
In case of OFFICIAL CLASS CANCELLATION: If classes are officially canceled on an exam, quiz or
assignment day, come prepared the next class period!
Students should plan to take the exams at the announced time and day scheduled in the syllabus.
Make-up exams will be possible only if the student provides and only if completed within a week of
missing the exam:
(1) A written request is made the first week of class for conflicts such as religious holidays.
(2) A verification of participation in an official university activity is presented and arrangements are
made before the exam.
(3) A medical statement is provided. The medical statement must state the student was too ill to
attend class and take the exam on the scheduled date. It is the students responsibility to provide
this verification.
Exams and Major Assignments:
Four exams (100 pts. each)
Four quizzes
Blackboard Sign-up & Print Syllabus
Historical Family Photo & Critique (Due 4/11)
Digital Clip File (Due 4/25)

Possible Points
400 points
80 points
05 points
10 points
100 points
595 points

Student Performance Evaluation Grading


100- 90%
89 - 80%
79 - 70%
69 - 60%
59% and below

Above Average
Below Average


Course Schedule
Attached is the semester schedule. The schedule is subject to change at instructors discretion.
Since the TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE is subject to change and is to be used only as a guideline.
Schedule changes will be addressed in class or when necessary by email notices. Please read the
chapters prior to coming to class.
Course Policies
Students are expected to attend and participate in all lectures, to complete all work honestly, and to take
exams at the scheduled time. Instruction sheets will be distributed to supplement the course, as needed.
All student work must be identified with student's name. Read assignments before coming to class.
Students must come to class prepared and are expected to pay attention during class.
Please do not read the newspaper, participate online, or complete work for other classes during the class
period. Any student caught doing so, or talking incessantly during class will be asked to leave and will not
be allowed to make up any missed in-class points.
Dropping Class
It is your responsibility to understand the Universitys procedure for dropping a class. If you stop attending this class
but do not follow proper procedure for dropping the class, you will receive a failing grade and will also be financially
obligated to pay for the class. For information about dropping a class or withdrawing from the university, contact the
Office of the Registrar at 836-5520.

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See Academic Calendars ( for deadlines.

Other Information
Tobacco, cell phones, and food are not permitted while in the classroom or laboratory.
To request academic accommodations for a disability, contact the Director of the Disability Resource Center, Plaster
Student Union, Suite 405, (417) 836-4192 or (417) 836-6792 (TTY), Students are
required to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Resource Center prior to receiving accommodations.
The Disability Resource Center refers some types of accommodation requests to the Learning Diagnostic Clinic,
which also provides diagnostic testing for learning and psychological disabilities. For information about testing,
contact the Director of the Learning Diagnostic Clinic, (417) 836-4787,

It is the responsibility of the student to initiate this process and bring it to the instructors
attention at the beginning of the semester.
Non-Discrimination Policy
Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, and maintains a grievance procedure
available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. At all times, it is your right to address
inquiries or concerns about possible discrimination to the Office for Equity and Diversity, Park Central Office Building,
117 Park Central Square, Suite 111, (417) 836-4252. Other types of concerns (i.e., concerns of an academic nature)
should be discussed directly with your instructor and can also be brought to the attention of your instructors
Department Head. Please visit the OED website at

Emergency Response Syllabi Statement

Students who require assistance during an emergency evacuation must discuss their needs with their professors and
the Disability Resource Center. If you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special
arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
For additional information students should contact the Disability Resource Center, 836-4192 (PSU 405), or Larry
Combs, Interim Assistant Director of Public Safety and Transportation at 836-6576.
For further information on Missouri State Universitys Emergency Response Plan, please refer to the following web

Academic Integrity
Missouri State University is a community of scholars committed to developing educated persons who accept the
responsibility to practice personal and academic integrity. You are responsible for knowing and following the
universitys student honor code, Student Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures, available
at and also available at the Reserves Desk in Meyer
Library. Any student participating in any form of academic dishonesty will be subject to sanctions as described in this

Policy on Use of Cell Phones in Classes

As a member of the learning community, each student has a responsibility to other students who are members of the
community. When cell phones or pagers ring and students respond in class or leave class to respond, it disrupts the
class. Therefore, the Office of the Provost prohibits the use by students of cell phones, pagers, PDAs, or similar
communication devices during scheduled classes. All such devices must be turned off or put in a silent (vibrate)
mode and ordinarily should not be taken out during class. Given the fact that these same communication devices are
an integral part of the Universitys emergency notification system, an exception to this policy would occur when
numerous devices activate simultaneously. When this occurs, students may consult their devices to determine if a
university emergency exists. If that is not the case, the devices should be immediately returned to silent mode and
put away. Other exceptions to this policy may be granted at the discretion of the instructor.

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Week & Date
Lecture Topic
1/16 Monday
1/18 Wednesday
1/20 Friday
Overview of Fashion Change
1/23 Monday
Overview of Fashion Change
1/25 Wednesday
The Ancient Middle East
1/27 Friday
The Ancient Middle East
1/30 Monday
Quiz 1 (Ch 1 & 2) Crete and Greece
2/1 Wednesday
Crete and Greece
2/3 Friday
Middle Ages
2/6 Monday
Middle Ages
2/8 Wednesday
Exam 1
2/10 Friday
The Italian Renaissance/Review
2/13 Monday
The Italian Renaissance cont.
2/15 Wednesday
The Northern Renaissance
2/17 Friday
The Northern Renaissance
2/20 Monday
The Seventeenth Century
2/22 Wednesday
Quiz 2
2/24 Friday
The Eighteenth Century
2/27 Monday
Presidents' Day Holiday (NO CLASS)
2/29 Wednesday
The Eighteenth Century
3/2 Friday
3/5 Monday
Directoire & Empire Period
3/7 Wednesday
Directoire & Empire Period
3/9 Friday
Exam 2
3/12 Monday
Romantic Period
1/14 Wednesday
Romantic Period/Review
3/16 Friday
3/19 Monday
3/21 Wednesday
3/23 Friday
3/26 Monday
Crinoline Period
3/28 Wednesday
Quiz 3
3/30 Friday

Text (Reading)

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 & 4
Chapter 3 & 4
Chapter 5 & 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

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4/2 Monday
4/4 Wednesday
4/6 Friday
4/9 Monday
4/11 Wednesday
4/13 Friday
4/16 Monday
4/18 Wednesday
4/20 Friday
4/23 Monday
4/25 Wednesday
4/27 Friday
4/30 Monday
5/2 Wednesday
5/4 Friday
5/7 Monday
5/9 Wednesday
5/11 Friday
5/16 Wednesday

The Bustle Period and the Nineties

The Bustle Period and the Nineties

Chapter 14

Edwardian Period & WWI

Chapter 15

Exam 3
The Twenties, Thirties, and WWII
The Twenties, Thirties, and WWII
The New Look
Vietnam Era
Quiz 4
Vietnam Era
Post-Vietnam Era

Chapter 16

Chapter 17
Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Post-Vietnam Era
FINAL EXAM 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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