UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING — Until further notice, all undergraduate advising is by virtual appointment only.

To schedule a virtual Zoom appointment please send an email to alc@humnet.ucla.edu with the following information:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UID
  3. Major and minor
  4. Question; (Ex: Course planning, degree petition, major/minor questions)
  5. Availability during the following days and times:
  • Mondays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Fridays, 9:30am – 11:00am

For Foreign Language Requirement Exemptions

If you took the Fall 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

To request excess unit petitions students should meet with their College Counseling Unit for assistance with degree planning.  Requests for additional units cannot be approved by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Students are advised to contact their College Counseling unit first. Students can review these policies and make contact with their 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:

On hold until further notice

To schedule an appointment, contact our Student Affairs Officer: