PGTX

5080

Anthropology of Textiles

Parsons School of Design: PGTX-MFA Textiles

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Anthropology of Textiles

Spring 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7081

Credits: 3

In this course, students draw connections not only between humankind and textile creation, but also between long-standing traditions and modern developments. Students demonstrate knowledge of different materials and fibers and their function in society. Through this course, students develop an understanding of the ways in which the culture of cloth is crucial to humans, over time and across cultures. Students assemble materials for a self-directed research project focused on an aspect of human relationship to cloth. They use original source material and map a series of human interactions and conduct interviews dealing with the people's relationships with cloth. The final research project and essay on the chosen categories of textiles and humans are illustrated with videos, photos, and textiles.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: PGTX-MFA Textiles (PGTX)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:46pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 701

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019