Maricopa Community Colleges  TEC105   19946-20075 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/22/94

TEC105  19946-20075


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

Clothing Selection

Psychological, aesthetic, and economic factors applied to the selection of clothing in relation to personality and figure type.
Prerequisites: None.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



TEC105  19946-20075

Clothing Selection



Explain how people express themselves through the use of clothing. (I)


Identify reasons why people wear clothing. (I)


Explain how clothing communicates cultural values. (I)


Explain the source and function of fashion. (I)


Identify figure types and characteristics that influence the proper use of clothing. (II)


Identify personal body characteristics when making clothing choices. (II)


Identify cultural influences on eating habits and body development. (II)


Illustrate principles and elements of design in clothing sketches. (III)


Explain how the use of color in clothing selection and personal adornment is vital to one's looks and emotional health. (III)


Explain how an illusion of size can be created by the proper selection of fabric design and texture. (III)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



TEC105  19946-20075

Clothing Selection



I. Psychological and sociological influences of dress

A. Personal identity

B. Group identity

C. Reasons for wearing clothing

1. Protection

2. Modesty

3. Status

4. Extension of self

5. Decoration

D. Clothing as a communicator of culture

1. Religion

2. Status

3. Sex

4. Politics

5. Economics

6. Aesthetics

E. Fashion as a cultural value

1. Beauty

2. Fashion theories

II. Physical influences on appearance and dress

A. Your body

1. Image

2. Type

3. Posture

4. Communication

B. Nutritional influences and health

1. Cultural patterns of eating

2. Fad diets

3. Daily food guide

4. Exercises

III. Design applied to clothing and dress

A. Principles of design

1. Applied and structural

2. Balance, proportion, emphasis, rhythm, unity

B. Elements of design

1. Form

2. Shape

3. Space

4. Line

C. Color

1. Color terminology

2. Fashion and color

3. Cultural meaning of color

4. Personal coloring

5. Prang color system

D. Texture

1. Characteristics of texture

2. Influences of texture

3. Harmony of texture

E. Fabric design

1. Geometric

2. Abstract

3. Stylized

4. Naturalistic


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