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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Pacific American Studies Minor

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Asian Pacific American Studies (APAM) is a program that supports Loyola Marymount’s commitment to multicultural education. APAM grew out of the Asian Pacific Studies Program (ASPA) in 1992. While ASPA focuses on the traditions and cultures of Asia and the Pacific, APAM is designed to enhance student understanding of the history and contemporary issues that impact the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. A minor in APAM is available at LMU.

People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to enroll in APAM courses. Only through a critical understanding of our multicultural society can we begin to "live together, learn together, work together, and forge new ties that bind together."

Asian Pacific American Studies Student Learning Outcomes

  • A greater understanding of the historical contributions of Asian Pacific Americans
  • A more critical understanding of contemporary issues facing the Asian Pacific American communities
  • A deeper appreciation of the ethnic, class, gender, and generation diversity of Asian Pacific Americans
  • A greater appreciation of Asian Pacific American cultural, literary, and artistic expressions

APAM Minor Requirements

18 semester hours


Other courses may be approved with the consent of the Director.

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