Incoming Students

Welcome to UCLA! It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) undergraduate program. To read the Welcome Message from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, please click here.

 

First Year Students

As an incoming first year, you may start your academic career as early as this summer by participating in our departmental summer courses, http://www.alc.ucla.edu/summer-sessions/. It is important to your success at UCLA that you consider your summers as an essential aspect in your academic career.  Our department offers summer options that satisfy our major and minor requirements, and College and GE requirements.

GE COURSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER!

Asian M60W: Introduction to Buddhism (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course) (Writing)

Chinese 70: Classics of Chinese Literature (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course)

Japan 70: Images of Japan: Literature and Film (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course)

Japan 75: Anime (Social Analysis or Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice GE course)

Korean 40: Korean Pop Culture (Social Analysis GE Course)

Korean 50: History of Korean Civilization (Historical Analysis GE Course)

If you are interested in fulfilling the College one year Foreign Language requirement this summer and have no background in a foreign language then we offer the following courses:

ONE YEAR FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER!

Chinese 8. Elementary Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

Japanese 8. Elementary Japanese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

Korea 8. Elementary Korean: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

CONTINUING LANGUAGE LEARNING WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURES!

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese. For students wishing to continue learning an Asian language offered in our department, please note you must take a placement exam. If you have taken an AP exam or any amount of community college courses you need to first take a placement exam to study an Asian language within our department. Placement exams are offered during week 0 of fall quarter and week 1 of winter quarter. Placement exams are NOT offered during First-Year orientation. For placement exam schedule please select a link from the languages above.

ALC MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For information on ALC major and minor requirements you may click on the links below to access our major and minor sheets to help you plan and track your progress:

ALC majors:

ALC minors:

If you wish to pursue an ALC major or minor we strongly encourage you to consult with the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer, Stephanie Cuellar, scuellar@humnet.ucla.edu, prior to enrolling in courses this summer. For information on the summer courses, placement exam, and languages offered in our department please visit our website, http://www.alc.ucla.edu/, or submit your question(s) to alcgen@humnet.ucla.edu.

Please visit the NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION website for more detailed sign-up information for New Student Orientation.

We invite you to review the INCOMING FIRST YEAR STUDENT GUIDE FOR SUMMER COURSES for more information on courses available during the summer that may be a good fit for your needs and objectives.

For additional information on how to add academic courses, please visit the ACADEMIC COURSES: UCLA STUDENT page.

Transfer Students

As a transfer student, you may want to take advantage of summer courses to complete some major preparation courses, or required and elective upper division courses. Our department does offer a language placement exam in Spring (early May) specifically for incoming transfer students.  For more information please email ALC’s undergraduate counselor, Stephanie Cuellar.  Certain requirements are sequential in nature, and advance planning is key to your success. Our department offers summer options that satisfy our major and minor requirements, and College and GE requirements, http://www.alc.ucla.edu/summer-sessions/.

GE COURSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER!

Asian M60W: Introduction to Buddhism (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course) (Writing)

Chinese 70: Classics of Chinese Literature (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course)

Japan 70: Images of Japan: Literature and Film (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course)

Japan 75: Anime (Social Analysis or Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice GE course)

Korean 40: Korean Pop Culture (Social Analysis GE Course)

Korean 50: History of Korean Civilization (Historical Analysis GE Course)

If you are interested in fulfilling the College one year Foreign Language requirement this summer and have no background in a foreign language then we offer the following courses:

ONE YEAR FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER!

Chinese 8. Elementary Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

Japanese 8. Elementary Japanese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

Korea 8. Elementary Korean: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 26 through August 25, 2017

CONTINUING LANGUAGE LEARNING WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURES!

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese. For students wishing to continue learning an Asian language offered in our department, please note you must take a placement exam. If you have taken an AP exam or any amount of community college courses you need to first take a placement exam to study an Asian language within our department. Placement exams are offered during week 0 of fall quarter and week 1 of winter quarter. Placement exams are NOT offered during Transfer orientations, however a placement exam will be offered towards the end of each spring quarter for Transfer students only. After receiving your placement exam results you will then be able to register for the appropriate intensive language course during summer session or in the respective quarter the language course is offered. For placement exam schedule please select a link from the languages above.

ALC MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For information on ALC major and minor requirements you may click on the links below to access our major and minor sheets to help you plan and track your progress:

ALC majors:

ALC minors:

If you are pursuing an ALC major or minor we strongly encourage you to consult with the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer, Stephanie Cuellar, scuellar@humnet.ucla.edu, prior to enrolling in courses this summer. For information on the summer courses, placement exam, and languages offered in our department please visit our website, http://www.alc.ucla.edu/, or submit your question(s) to alcgen@humnet.ucla.edu.

The INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENT GUIDE FOR SUMMER COURSES contains a list of courses available during the summer that may satisfy major requirements. This guide is intended as a quick reference tool only, and we do not recommend that you enroll in the listed courses without first consulting with the department counselor, Stephanie Cuellar. Click here to view the guide. For additional information on academic courses, please visit the ACADEMIC COURSES: UCLA STUDENT page.

SIGN UP FOR A NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION. While there are several orientation sessions available, space in each New Student Orientation session is limited, and reservations are processed in the order received. Please visit the NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION website for important sign-up information on fees, deadlines, the cancellation policy, and more.

INFORMATION ON SUMMER SESSIONS fees, enrollment policies and deadlines, financial aid, payment and refund policies, and more, available here on the ACADEMIC COURSES FOR UCLA STUDENTS page. When choosing a course to enroll, be sure that your course meetings do not conflict with your New Student Orientation session.