One of the most unique classes offered at Lewis is Culture and Civilization (also known as Cult and Civ). Since this is one of the most famous (or infamous) classes here at Lewis, I thought you might want to know what to expect.
What makes it so special is the “arts and ideas” points that come with the class. You are expected to accumulate 100 points over the course of the semester. To accumulate these points, you must attend events on campus, listen to lectures, watch certian (approved) movies, listen to certain radio stations, or see plays (on or off) campus.
Because of these requirements, I recommend that you take these two required classes (cult and civ 1 and 2) freshman year so that you are more aware of the event options available on campus. This way, coming into Lewis you will be more well rounded on your options when it comes to on campus events.
When I took these classes, I really liked going to the plays because they were very professionally done. Not only were they worth a lot of points but they were also a lot of fun. I enjoyed the plays and have since gone to a number of them. The best part is that you don’t have to go and spend a lot of money on tickets. Typically they are about $2 with a Lewis student i.d.
If plays aren’t your thing, the lectures are also very interesting. I attended one on nuclear energy and learned a ton! Since then, I’ve heard of poetry readings, japanese drums shows, a capella, etc. Another option is going to off campus events. For example, I went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for some of my points.
All in all, my suggestion is to be creative and have fun with it! Get out there and enjoy what Lewis and the Chicagoland area have to offer!