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Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

  • By Reed Hutchinson, Sandy Siegel
  • Published Apr 1, 2005 8:00 AM

At UCLA, seminars aren’t just for graduate students. The Fiat Lux seminar program, named for the University motto “let there be light,” is an undergraduate program that gives priority to freshmen. Here we explore two Winter Quarter offerings. Both use terrorism as a topic – but from separate perspectives.

The topic of terrorism recalls the roots of the seminar program: the Fiat Lux seminars evolved from “Perspectives on September 11,” a series of seminar courses organized immediately after the 9/11 attacks. With broader topics and even more course offerings, Fiat Lux was inaugurated in Fall 2002. This year almost 200 seminars were offered.


History seminar: Honor and Shame in the Clash of World Religions and Cultures


Art history seminar: Visual Culture and the War on Terror