Meaning of StyleSemester Course

The Meaning of Style, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Fashion Studies, Sociology
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

What do clothes say and how do we interpret them? Today, fashion is essential in the communication and creation of identities. We use dress to express our individuality or to fit into a community. Sub-cultures have specific looks, some clothes are highly controversial, and fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry. Based in Scandinavia’s fashion capital, this class explores the world of fashion and the ways meaning is ascribed to clothing.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Gender Studies

Faculty

Moussa Mchangama

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. Mag (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2014). CMO in FoodScene & Owner of communications agency Mediagama. Previous positions include Creative Content Specialist at hummel (2017), Digital Director at Cover Magazine (2015-2016), Features Director at DANSK Magazine (March 2012- Dec 2015). With DIS since 2015.

Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag., History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen (2008). His research has focused on cultural history and visual culture. Anders teaches Meaning of Style which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Anders has over the years worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement. He has furthermore worked on staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.

European Humanities, Anders Georg Hagerup Larsen