Individualized Major
Examples of Individualized Majors

The following are some of the many individualized majors have been submitted to and approved by the Academic Standing Committee in the past.

Business, Management, and Social Innovation

Leadership and Analysis

ECON 050 Intro to Economics

ECON 073 Financial Accounting

ECON 110 Dollars and Sense

GOVT 101 Organizational Theory

GOVT 102 Administrative Behavior

GOVT 118 Science, Tech and Public Policy

ICL 095 IS: Community Internship

ICL 181 Women’s Leadership Seminar

PPOL 118 Women’s Leadership in Politics

SOC 055 Introduction to Sociology

Research and Capstone

EDUC 180 ST: Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts

ENG 195 IS: Documenting Social Change

Middle East Studies: Conflict and Social Change

History and Politics

ANTH 180 Politics, Society and Disaster

GOVT 137 Comparative Politics Middle East

HIST 267 Medieval Culture*

HIST 269 Middle Ages 1200-1500*

HM 1407 Historiography in the Mediterranean*

HUM 1278 Intro to Islam*

MDES 3000 Modernization and Social Change*

SSC 420 Reporting from the Frontlines*

WMST 180B Women in Islam

WMST 180C Transnational Sexualities


ARAB 1009 Beg. Modern Arabic*

ARAB 2006 Int Modern Standard Arabic*

Research and Capstone

ANTH 3500 Field Study Seminar*

SOC 191 Senior Seminar

Psychology and Multicultural Trauma

Culture and Politics

GOVT 141 Politics of Developing Nations

LET 111 Theorizing Cultural Studies

LET 142 French and Francophone Women Writers

LET 149 Contemp. Women’s Writings from Africa

WGSS 109 Women in Religion


FEN 003 Intermediate French III

FREN 004 Intermediate French IV

FREN 100 Adv Grammar, Translation and Writing


IDST 47 Trauma and the Arts*

PSYC 001 General Psychology*

PSYC 005 Statistics for Behavioral Psychology*

PSYC 040 Child and Adolescent Psychology*

PSYC 118 Psychopathology

PSYC 130 Human Memory

PSYC 155 Social Psychology

PSYC 161 Clinical Psychology

PSYC 192 History and Issues in Psychology

Research and Capstone

PSYC 151 Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 191 Thesis Project

Transcultural Francophone Studies

Survey courses

FREN 101 Introduction to French Literature

FREN 102 Introduction to Francophone Literature


3 language courses beyond French 001 and 002:

FREN 003 Intermediate French

FREN 004 Intermediate French

FREN 100 Advanced Grammar and Writing

One semester of study abroad in a Mills-affiliated program in a French-speaking country is highly recommended.

Upper Division courses (3 generally selected from the following)

FREN 145 The Francophone Levant and the Ottoman Empire

FREN 146 Contemporary French/Francophone Theory

FREN 143 Popular Tales: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

FREN 147 Dangerous Crossings: War, Migration and Resistance in Francophone African and Middle Eastern Literature

FREN 144 Decolonizing Algeria: Francophone Algerian Women Writers and Film Makers

FREN 168 Francophone Caribbean Women Writers from Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti

FREN 170 Debunking Orientalist Stereotypes: Asian Writings in French

FREN 180 Special Topics/Independent Study

Electives from outside of French and Francophone Studies (2 generally selected from the following)

ENG 145 World Roots of Literature

ETHS 114 Representing Blackness: Film in Africa and the Diaspora

LET 170 Business French and Cultural Praxis

PHIL 143 Existentialism

PHIL 144 Language, Meaning and Understanding

WGSS 106 Postcolonial Feminist Theory and Literature

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities


FREN 191 Senior Thesis

Spanish and Spanish American Studies


SPAN 101 Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Translation

SPAN 140 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures

LET 131 Culture and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean

Four upper-division course credits in Spanish
(generally selected from the following list. May be taken through study abroad or cross-registration)

SPAN 151 Spanish for Spanish Speakers: Language, Culture, and Identity

SPAN 152 Intermediate Oral Skills Through Readings and Writing

SPAN 153 Poetry Workshop

SPAN 154 Fiction Workshop

SPAN 172 Intersections of Art and Poetry

SPAN 173 Contemporary Latin American, Spanish and US Latina (o) Short Fiction

SPAN 175 The 20th-Century Hispanic Novel

SPAN 180 Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures

SPAN 183 Seminar in Iberian, Latin American and US Latina(o) Literatures


Two electives chosen in consultation with major advisor
May be taken in English; see Letters


SPAN 191 Senior Thesis

Urban Cultures: Urban Cultures and Community Change

Social, Cultural and Economic Analysis

ANTH 104 Educational Anthropology: School, Culture and Policy

ANTH 195 IS: Oakland Public Parks

COLL 060 Inventing the Other

ECON 139 Urban Economics

ENG 180A Performance Poetics

HIST 116 History of the American City

JOUR 310 Mass Media and Society*

SOC 128 Geog Info Systems

SOC 300 Intro to Sociology*

SOC 301 Social Problems*

STAT 301 Intro to Statistics*

WMST 180B Intro to Queer Studies

WMST 180A Sexuality and The City

WGSS 135 Race, Sexuality and The State

Research and Capstone

ANTH 190 Public Interest Ethnography

SOC 091 Methods of Social Research

ETHS 191 Senior Seminar

* Indicates a course that was transferred in, or completed under a cross-registration agreement.

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Last Updated: 6/22/17