Individual Fields

College of Letters and Science
School of the Arts and Architecture
School of Theater, Film, and Television

Highly motivated students in the College or schools listed below who find that no single major accommodates their specific interest in a given subject may propose designing their own major. Proposals are prepared with faculty guidance and sponsorship and are thoroughly examined for cogency, completeness, and academic merit. Requirements for individual majors vary among the College and schools.

College of Letters and Science

  • Honors Programs
  • A311 Murphy Hall
  • Box 951414
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1414
  • 310-825-1553

Individual Field of Concentration BA, BS

Learning Outcomes

The Individual Field of Concentration majors have the following learning outcomes:

  • Design of a course of study that shows a deep understanding of how the disparate disciplines are connected
  • Demonstrated understanding of how the research and creative methodologies of different disciplines can interface with and illuminate the understanding of another
  • Demonstrated ability to read in the scholarly discourse and style of different disciplines
  • Development of a voice in written thesis for an interdisciplinary audience
  • Written thesis that demonstrates mastery of diverse fields as a result of research sources and production of scholarly work outside of traditionally defined academic boundaries

School of the Arts and Architecture

Individual Field BA

Learning Outcomes

The Individual Field major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated understanding of how the research and creative methodologies of different disciplines can interface with and illuminate the understanding of another
  • Design of a course of study that shows a deep understanding of how the disparate disciplines are connected
  • Demonstrated ability to read in the scholarly discourse and style of different disciplines
  • Development of voice in written thesis for an interdisciplinary audience
  • Written thesis that demonstrates mastery of diverse fields as a result of research sources and production of scholarly and creative work outside of traditionally defined academic boundaries
  • Production of a final paper or creative project that synthesizes and integrates a principal theme or themes common to coursework and diverse fields of knowledge

School of Theater, Film, and Television

Individual Field BA

Learning Outcomes

See the school website for Individual Field major learning outcomes.