Asian Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

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.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed 45 units at UCLA and all lower-division requirements for the minor, and consult with the departmental undergraduate adviser.

Required Lower-Division Courses (10 units): Two courses from Asian 30, M60, M60W, M61, Chinese 50, M60, M60W, Japanese 50, 70, Korean 50, M60, South Asian M60, Southeast Asian M60.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Five courses in the department concerning Asian culture (e.g., film, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, mythology, religious studies).

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units must be taken in residence at UCLA.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.