Majors
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Chinese

This major is designed for students who want to focus their studies on Chinese language, literature and culture. Students are required to achieve advanced levels of proficiency in modern spoken and written Chinese, while also being exposed to pre-modern languages and/or texts. Students will also receive some degree of training in Chinese literature in addition to the comparative benefits to taking at least two upper division courses in areas of Asia other than China. Students who complete this major have substantial Chinese language skills, as well as the interpretive skills to work in various fields related to China, whether in the realms of academia, business, or language.

Download: Chinese Major Worksheet

Japanese

This major is designed for students who want to focus their studies on Japanese language, literature and culture. Students are required to achieve advanced levels of proficiency in modern spoken and written Japanese, while also being exposed to pre-modern languages and/or texts. Students will also receive some degree of training in Japanese literature in addition to the comparative benefits to taking at least two upper division courses in areas of Asia other than Japan. Students who complete this major have substantial Japanese language skills, as well as the interpretive skills to work in various fields related to Japan, whether in the realms of academia, business, or language.

Download: Japanese Major Worksheet (Effective Fall 2012)
Japanese Major Worksheet (Fall 2008 - Spring 2012)

Korean

This major is designed for students who want to focus their studies on Korean language, literature and culture. Students are required to achieve advanced levels of proficiency in modern spoken and written Korean, while also being exposed to pre-modern languages and/or texts. Students will also receive some degree of training in Korean literature in addition to the comparative benefits to taking at least two upper division courses in areas of Asia other than Korea. Students who complete this major have substantial Korean language skills, as well as the interpretive skills to work in various fields related to Korea, whether in the realms of academia, business, or language.

Download: Korean Major Worksheet

Asian Humanities

This major is designed to bring students to an advanced degree of proficiency in an East, South, or Southeast Asian language, while simultaneously providing a broad background in aspects of the humanistic study of Asia. Such training can include coursework on Asian religions or cultures, but can also include work on ancient history, or more contemporary topics. Students who complete the Asian Humanities degree will have a compelling combination of language abilities with skills necessary to engage with various aspects of multiple Asian societies. The major is designed to ensure some degree of comparative study across Asia, which provides students a depth often not found in single-area majors.
 Download: Asian Humanities Worksheet

Asian Religions

This major is designed to bring students to an advanced degree of proficiency in an East, South, or Southeast Asian language, while simultaneously providing a broad background in the study of multiple religious traditions in Asia. Students are required to study religions in at least four countries or areas across Asia. This provides them with a combination of strong language skills and the ability to analyze and interpret multiple religious traditions in a part of the world where religion still matters enormously in many facets of life.
  Download: Asian Religions Worksheet

ALC Minors

Asian Languages Minor

The Asian Languages minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of Asian languages. It is especially suited for students who wish to augment their major program in the College of Letters and Science with mastery of an Asian language. The lower division survey course in civilization or religious tradition provides students with an essential introduction to the diverse cultural heritages of Asia. The upper division language courses provide students with advanced skills in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing an Asian language.

Download: Asian Languages Minor Worksheet

Asian Humanities Minor

The Asian Humanities minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of Asian cultures. Lower division survey courses in civilizations and religious traditions provide students with a solid foundation in the diverse cultural heritages of Asia. Students may fulfill upper division requirements from a wide variety of courses in all aspects and historical periods of Asian humanities.

Download: Asian Humanities Minor Worksheet

Frequently Asked Questions

To declare a major or minor in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department, students must complete all lower division preparation requirements.


Can I double major?
Please go to the College of Letters and Science's info page http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/counseling/ concerning the procedures for declaring a second major.

Can I petition a course?
Download: Departmental Petition

Is there a departmental honors program?
Download: Departmental Honors Program Requirement

Download: Departmental Honors Application Form

Where can I get more information regarding General Education (GE) or University requirements?
Please go to your main counseling unit:

College of Letters and Science counseling located in A-316 Murphy
Honors Programs located in A-311 Murphy
AAP counseling in Campbell Hall