ULEC
2026

Intro. to Cultural Studies

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro. to Cultural Studies
Spring 2023
Taught By: McKenzie Wark
Section: L

CRN: 11314

Credits: 0

‘Culture’ is a complex term, whose meanings include: a tradition of revered works, an everyday identity, a whole way of life, a structure of feeling, or an ideal to defend or attain. Many conflicts turn on matters that are in one or more senses ‘cultural.’ Economic and political power and conflicts can also work through cultural struggles. This lecture course equips students with concepts that help us step outside of our own cultural bubble for a minute and perceive culture in a wider range of senses and in particular how it appears to others. We will look at contemporary struggles around race, culture, class, gender, sexualities through the prism of key texts and authors whose concepts address these questions. Students come away with an understanding of concepts and authors of use in all other Culture and Media courses. Satisfies one of the Introductory requirements for Culture and Media and Screen Studies majors and equivalent to LCST 2120. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** (Students who have completed LCST 2120 Intro to Cultural Studies cannot receive credit for this course.) [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:48pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 10:15am - 11:30am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 106
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023