Asian Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

Asian Languages Minor

The Asian Languages minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of Asian languages. It is especially suited for students who wish to augment their major program in the College of Letters and Science with mastery of an Asian language. The lower-division survey course in civilization or religious tradition provides students with an essential introduction to the diverse cultural heritages of Asia. In the upper-division languages courses, students gain advanced skills in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing an Asian language.

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): Completion of the intermediate sequence in one Asian language offered by the department (e.g., Chinese 6, 10, Filipino 6, Hindi-Urdu 100C, Indonesian 6, Japanese 6, 10, Korean 6, 10, Thai 6, Vietnamese 6, or equivalent) and Asian 30 or one civilization course (e.g., Chinese 50, Japanese 50, 70, Korean 50) or one introduction to religions course (e.g., Asian M60, M60W, M61, Chinese M60, M60W, Korean M60, South Asian M60, Southeast Asian M60) within the department.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Three language courses in one Asian language offered by the department and two electives within the department.

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.