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.


Oona Paredes

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Advising

Office Location:

290 Royce Hall

Drop-In Hours:

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is offering drop-in advising to current undergraduate students for 1:1 academic advising – no appointment is needed. Students may visit during drop-in advising for major/minor requirement degree checks or to add an ALC major/minor. Drop-in advising is also available for more information on study abroad transfer credit, course petitions, placement exams, or for quick questions.

Week 8 Drop-in Hours

Please note hours and location are subject to change due to campus activity. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Monday – (IONLINE) 9:30am –11:30am, ZOOM
Tuesday – (ONLINE) 1:30pm – 4:00pm, ZOOM
Wednesday – No Advising
Thursday- (ONLINE) 1:30pm – 4:00pm, ZOOM
Friday – No Advising

To schedule an appointment:

Individual appointments are scheduled on case by case basis. If you are an ALC major/minor please contact alc@humnet.ucla.edu with the following information:

1. Name
2. UID
3. Major(s), Minor(s)
4. Reason for appointment. Please make sure you have reviewed all available information and FAQs on our website prior to contacting our office.