As a freshman, one of the things I loved about UCLA was the HUGE variety of course topics. I didn't know classes could be so specific. I got so excited during orientation that I enrolled in 5 Fiat Lux seminars in addition to my 3 normal classes.
I LOVE the Fiat Lux program because on top of expanding course variety, it allows people with similar interests to come together, much like a club or organization. Class discussions are great because every single student present is actually interested in the topic. No one is forced to be there and class is only 1 hour per week.
These classes also inspired me to attend various guest talks, presentations, and documentary screenings. It started as a requirement for some of the classes, but I began going to them on my own after freshman year.The Fiat Lux program definitely contributed to my amazement.
--Chris Santiago ’11, future high school social studies teacher