Students majoring or minoring in Asian and Pacific Studies (ASPA) examine the broad region’s history, politics, and culture while gaining an understanding of contemporary issues related to this rapidly changing part of the world. Majors are encouraged to spend time in Asia through various LMU-connected programs. Students may choose to study the region as a whole or concentrate on a specific country or area, complementing their focus with language studies in Japanese, Chinese, Sanskrit, or Tagalog, among others.
Students minoring in Asian Pacific American Studies (APAM) receive a multicultural education and an enhanced understanding of the history and contemporary issues that impact the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Only through critical understanding of our multicultural society can we begin to “live together, learn together, work together, and forge new ties that bind together.”