Transfer Preparation Requirements — Asian Studies*

Major Preparation Requirements

  • At least one year of an Asian language (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi/Urdu, etc.)
  • Two or more courses from:
    • Chinese art
    • Indian/Southeast Asian art
    • Asian religions
    • History of Asia (post-1750)
    • Asian civilization (Chinese, Korean, or Japanese)
    • Sociocultural anthropology
    • Cultural geography
    • Contemporary world history
    • World literature
    • Comparative politics
    • Economic geography
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Introductory sociology

Required by end of spring before transfer

  • One year of a college level Asian language OR at least one year of high school in which the primary language of instruction was an Asian language. Completion of two years of college level foreign language is strongly preferred.
  • At least two of the preparatory courses listed above (in addition to foreign language)

Note: High School foreign language classes will NOT satisfy major preparation requirements.


* Students are classified as Pre-Asian Studies until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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