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What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes

The Asian Humanities major has the following learning outcomes:

Identification of major elements of cultures in Asia, with particular attention to chosen regions of expertise

Assessment of the social contours of a given Asian society, and explanation of ways in which dynamics within communities and other social structures shape the course of events

Understanding of the role that language and literature play in reflecting and influencing Asian societies, across time and different literary genres

Formulation of effective written and oral arguments that address important themes and issues in Asian arts and cultures, in ways that are historically appropriate and relevant to particular contexts

Conduct research on Asian languages, literatures, and other cultural elements, making effective and critical use of primary and secondary source materials

Appreciation of the central place of religion in Asian cultures, with focus on chosen region of expertise and tradition of focus

The Major

Required: Three upper-division language courses in one Asian language offered by the department and eight upper-division electives within the department, including at least one course from at least four of the following areas: Asia, China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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