Please complete this form if you are requesting to be enrolled in an ALC LANGUAGE course which has a prerequisite you satisfy via placement exam results.  Students who satisfy a language course prerequisite via course credit should be allowed to enroll automatically during their open enrollment pass.  Please read the instructions on the form carefully.

VIRTUAL DROP-IN HOURS: The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures will be conducting Virtual Drop-In hours via Zoom so that we may support our students while working remotely.  If you are unfamiliar with using Zoom please visit https://ucla.zoom.us/

Drop-In hours during the following days/times:  Please check this website regularly for updates to virtual drop-in hours.  Please note that the virtual drop-in link will not be staffed while the office is closed or outside of normal posted hours.

Tuesdays: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Click on this *LINK* to make a Zoom connection with an undergraduate advisor.  You must use your UCLA login credentials to access the Zoom.  Only authenticated UCLA students can join.  (Please note that this link will only be staffed during the above hours)

You will sign-in to a virtual lobby where you may experience a short wait for an advisor to join you.  When you enter the lobby you will be screened by our front desk administrator.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:  If you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with the undergraduate advisor, Stewart Carrier-Murillo, please email him (stewart@humnet.ucla.edu) with the following information:

1. Full Name
2. UID
3. Major/Minor
4. Reason for your request
5. Your availability

Advising hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM / 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM (when not hosting virtual drop-in hours).

For Foreign Language Requirement Exemptions

If you took the Winter 2021 Placement Exam to waive your college Foreign Language Requirement (FLR), please note that our department provides your placement results to the Registrar’s Office automatically.  The Registrar’s Office will update your Degree Audit to show that this requirement has been waived via placement; however, the results may not be updated on your degree audit until the end of the quarter.  For more information on FLR exemptions please visit our placement exam website.

For Excess Unit Petitions

If you want to petition to go over the unit maximum during the Spring 2021 Quarter you will need to meet with your College Counseling Unit for assistance.  The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures cannot grant you requests for additional units.  You can review these policies and make contact with your college counseling unit at the following links: College of Academic Counseling, Academic Advancement Program, Honors Program, Athletics

Welcome Message from the Director of Undergraduate Studies

As the current Director of Undergraduate Studies, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our undergraduate program website.

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures offers majors in the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as a general major in Asian Humanities and a major in Asian Religions. It is home to more than forty faculty and lecturers who teach an exciting variety of classes on the languages, literatures, religions, histories, and linguistics of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as South and Southeast Asia.

Our students come from many different countries and diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and upon graduation go on to pursue a wide variety of occupations not only in the United States but also all over the world. We’re very proud of our students and like to keep in touch with them.

Curious about our programs and classes? Please click on the links to the right and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Torquil Duthie

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Advising

Office Location:

290 Royce Hall

Drop-In Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm -4:00pm.

To schedule an appointment, contact our Student Affairs Officer:

Stewart Carrier-Murillo, stewart@humnet.ucla.edu