Asian and Pacific Studies, B.A.


Asian and Pacific Studies (ASPA), 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, seeks to develop the student’s personal interest in Asian and Pacific affairs and to prepare her or him for Asia-related career opportunities. Majors and minors in ASPA are encouraged to enroll in LMU’s Study Abroad offerings in Asia.