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What will I learn?

The Asian Studies major, offered through the International and Area Studies program, allows students to analyze the area or a sub region (e.g., Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia) from an interdisciplinary and contemporary perspective. The major seeks to ground students in broad international issues that they can then use to focus on particular concerns of that part of the world.

Learning Outcomes

The Asian Studies major has the following learning outcomes:

In-depth analysis of a specific region or a thematic subject that spans regions

Demonstrated critical understanding of issues relevant to a specific region or theme

Demonstrated skills, including research, analysis, and writing

Identification and analysis of appropriate sources, material evidence, and other forms of primary documents

Demonstrated proficiency at collaborative engagement with peers through constructive feedback on written drafts and oral presentations

Demonstrated proficiency at using peer feedback to enhance student’s own work

Effective communication of complex ideas in a seminar setting

Demonstrated effective oral and written communication of research findings

Conception and execution of a project that identifies and engages with a specialized topic

Working knowledge of scholarly discourse relative to a specialized topic

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

Venue

College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,

LOS ANGELES,

California,

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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