Asian Languages and Cultures Major

Students in the Asian Languages and Culture major will be able to understand the variation within and similarities across Asia with reference to historical and contemporary cultural connections (people, societies, languages, literature, religions, and cultural genres). Students will be able to declare the named options in East Asian, South Asia, or Southeast Asian studies. Students who opt for a regional grounding will base their area studies and language courses around that particular region.

Students may study any of the languages we offer during the academic year: Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persia, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu or Vietnamese.

The most up-to-date information about the ALC major and named options are made to the Guide: Requirements and Learning Outcomes

Want to explore major, or discuss courses, contact:
Rachel Weiss
Office: 1244 Van Hise Hall
Schedule: advising appointment via Starfish.
Phone: (608) 890-0138

Students are encouraged to explore opportunities to use the language outside of the classroom, especially in internships or study abroad programs. Credits earned while on IAP or IIP programs may count towards major requirements. Plan ahead, and discuss with the advisor.

Other programs for students interested in Asian Studies @ UW

Certificate in East Asian Studies

Certificate in South Asian Studies

Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies