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.

Transcultural Francophone Studies

Survey courses
FREN 101Introduction to French Literature3
FREN 102Introduction to Francophone Literature3
3 language courses beyond French 001 and 002:
FREN 003Intermediate French III4
FREN 004Intermediate French IV4
FREN 100Advanced Grammar, Translation and Writing3-4
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)
The Francophone Levant and the Ottoman Empire
Contemporary French and Francophone Theory
Popular Tales: a Cross-Cultural Comparison
Dangerous Crossings:War and Migration in Francophone African and Middle Eastern Literature
De-colonizing Algeria: Algerian Women Writers and Filmmakers
Francophone Women's Writing from Martinique, Haiti, and Guadeloupe
Debunking Orientalist Stereotypes: Asian Writings in French
Special Topics in French & Francophone Literature
Electives from outside of French and Francophone Studies
(2 generally selected from the following)
World Roots of Literature
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Business French and Cultural Praxis
Language, Meaning, and Understanding
Postcolonial Feminist Theory and Literature
Transnational Sexualities
FREN 191Senior Thesis3

Spanish and Spanish American Studies

SPAN 101Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Translation4
SPAN 140Introduction to Hispanic Literatures3
LET 131Cultures and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean3-4
Four upper-division course credits in Spanish
(generally selected from the following list. May be taken through study abroad or cross-registration)
Spanish for Spanish Speakers: Language, Culture, and Identity
Intermediate Oral Skills Through Readings and Writing
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Intersections of Art and Poetry
Contemporary Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Latina (o) Short Fiction
The 20th-Century Hispanic Novel
Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures
Seminar in Iberian, Latin American and U.S. Latina(o) Literatures
Select two electives chosen in consultation with major advisor May be taken in English; see Letters
SPAN 191Senior Thesis3

Urban Cultures: Urban Cultures and Community Change

Social, Cultural and Economic Analysis
ECON 139Urban Economics3
ENG 180AShakespeare and Performance3
ETHS 041Inventing the "Other," Policing Differences3
HIST 116History of the American City3
MATH 102Probability and Statistics4
SOC 055Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 058Social Problems3
SOC 094Sociology of Mass Communication3
SOC 108Urban Sociology3
WGSS 072Introduction to Queer Studies3
WGSS 105Sexuality and the City3
WGSS 135Race, Sexuality, and the State3
Research and Capstone
ETHS 191Senior Seminar4
SOC 091Methods of Social Research and Policy Analysis4