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Unformatted text preview: I n t roduction
Entering UCLA as a World Arts and Cultures-Cultural Studies major,
I had no clue what to expect from my WAC 1 course. I d idn’t know if i t was
going to be a normal class like majori ty of the rest of the lectures UCLA
offers, or if it was going to be a more in teractive class. Long story short, i t
t u rned out to be everything I had hoped for . W ith all of the guests and
performances that I met and attended as a result of this class, i t is now much
more t ransparent for me as to how one can use their life passion to promote
change and good things in this world . A perfect example of this would be our
u nbelievable time we were able to spend with South African artist PieterDirk Uys. S tanding before us was a man who followed his dreams and succeeded in a count ry with very dire social norms for anyone who wasn’t
w hite or straight . T his inspired me to spend more t ime with my still p hotography camera—one of my current passions and stress release. I want
to continue taking more photos with the intentions of making a positive
change from them . I a lso really enjoyed WAC 1 because i t was a great class
to help me get adjusted to life at UCLA . F rom the journal entry wri ting, to w ri ting about my identity, the class gave a lot of opportunity to reflect on this
t ransitional period of my life. I look forward to spending the next three years
b roadening my education of the arts and our world and how I can use my own
c reativity to initiate positive change in this world . ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course WAC 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.
- Spring '11