May 28, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian and Pacific Studies, B.A.


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Objectives


Asian and Pacific Studies, an interdisciplinary area studies program, provides a general background to the traditions and cultures of Asia and the Pacific as well as an understanding of contemporary issues relating to that region. Furthermore, given the present shift of interest to the Pacific region, it aims to deepen the student's knowledge of Asia and the Pacific or of a country/area through a concentrated study in one academic discipline. This academic program, therefore, is intended to develop the student's personal interest in Asian and Pacific affairs and to prepare her or him for Asia-related career opportunities. All students are encouraged to spend some time in Asia through the various programs available to them.

Asian and Pacific Studies Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will come to understand the culture of the Asia Pacific region and its contributions to human civilization, with special attention to distinctively Asian culture and spiritual traditions that originated in this region
  • Students will enhance their competencies by doing original research on topics of concern in the Asia Pacific region, and communicate their findings in both written and oral presentations. Students will also acquire a basic knowledge and skill in an Asian language
  • Students will have the opportunity to develop self-awareness by exploring interactively the relationships between their own cultures and those of the Asian Pacific region.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements (18 semester hours) including:


Language Requirement:


Study of an Asian language (competence expected is the equivalent of a two-year study, i.e., 12 semester hours). Native speakers of an Asian language may be exempted from the language requirement but will be strongly encouraged to study another language. At LMU, course credit may be obtained for ARCH 205 ARCH 305 (Sanskrit) ; CHIN 101 , CHIN 102 , CHIN 203 , CHIN 204 ; FLPN 101 , FLPN 102 , FLPN 203 , FLPN 204 ; JAPN 101 , JAPN 102 , JAPN 203 , JAPN 204 . At UCLA, credit may be obtained through the SOCCIS program for Arabic, Korean, and Mongolian.

Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours):


Note:


Choose the additional twelve upper-division semester hours from ASPA courses or, in consultation with the Director, from courses with substantial content focused on Asia and the Pacific region in other disciplines, including art, business, economics, history, philosophy, political science, and theological studies.

Asian and Pacific Studies Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 15 semester hours (5 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as ASPA major prerequisites. Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Asian Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • ASPA 201 Asian Civilizations 3 semester hours
  • Asian Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Asian Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ASPA Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • ASPA Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • ASPA Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • ASPA Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ASPA 500 Senior Integrating Seminar 3 semester hours
  • ASPA Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


Students may take no more than ten upper division courses in any one department, except for Philosophy, in which the maximum is thirteen.

Upper Division Electives


College of Communication and Fine Arts:


College of Business Administration:


Note:


Credit is contingent upon substantial work on Asia and/or the Pacific. Check for course prerequisites or requirements.

Additionally, courses in BLAW, ECON, FNCE, MGMT, MRKT, and POLS with an international focus and courses in DANC, ENGL, and MUSC with a world focus and that have substantial work on Asia and/or the Pacific may fulfill upper division hours in the major or minor. Please consult with the Director.

In all cases, check for course prerequisites or requirements.

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