FSH330 - History of Design

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Subject Title
History of Design

Subject Description
This subject addresses the evolving continuity of styles in fashion, architecture, art, and furniture design in the western world from their historical perspectives. Individuals within the fashion, floral and retail industry must understand and recognize the cyclical nature of changes in fashion and design. These various historical periods may be recognized through fashion styles, art, architecture, furniture, graphics, and font styles. This subject will provide an overview of several major design periods over the last three centuries and their influence on contemporary fashion and design. This subject will also explore the economic, political, social and technological conditions that influence fashion and style changes.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Please Note:
This subject counts as a Culture and Communication credit under Seneca's General Education requirements. Students must also acquire a general education credit for each of the following categories: Canadian Studies, Social Sciences, and Natural Science/Environmental Studies. Students must also successfully complete COM 101 in order to graduate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and explain historical influences in current fashion styles in clothing, furniture, art and architecture;
  2. Explain and use accurately terminology related to design eras, fashion styles, art production, and furniture styles;
  3. Accurately research and create designs that are reflective of specific historical periods;
  4. Recognize and describe typical styles of costume, architecture and furniture design from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries;
  5. Explain the economic, political, social and technological conditions that caused design to change;
  6. Distinguish among the characteristic styles of influential designers in both fashion and furniture design;
  7. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.