Fall 2013 Courses
MES 101 (0990): Introduction to Maine Studies, Emma Schroeder, online
MES 101 (0991): Introduction to Maine Studies, Katherine O’Flaherty and Rob Gee, online
MES 101 offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Maine through sources in history, literature, political science, Wabanaki studies, public policy, and other fields. The unifying theme is the significance of locality in understanding the interaction between the landscape and the people. Satisfies the General Education Population and the Environment and Writing Intensive Requirements.
MES 201 (0990): The Maine Coast, Jennifer Pickard, online
MES 201 provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying the culture and environment of the Maine coast. We will use sources in art, history, literature, economics, Wabanaki studies, African American studies, and other fields. The unifying theme is the significance of locality in understanding the interaction between the Maine coast and the people. How has the coastal topography shaped human activity there? How have artists and writers helped construct the Maine coast in the popular imagination? How we can reconcile further coastal development with the threat to the coast’s fragile environment? Satisfies the General Education Population and Environment, Social Context and Institutions, and the Writing Intensive Requirements.
LIB 500/MES 498: Exploring Interdisciplinarity – Carol Toner and Betsy Beattie, 327 Chadbourne Hall and statewide on compressed video, Wednesdays, 4:00-6:45
LIB 500, Exploring Interdisciplinarity, examines the meanings and methods of interdisciplinary studies. Through readings, written assignments, and discussion, we consider the uses and limitations of interdisciplinarity. Throughout the semester we invite faculty members who are involved in interdisciplinary teaching and research to talk about their interdisciplinary experiences. This course is required for all Master of Arts in Liberal Studies students.
MES 520 (0990): Topics in Maine Studies – Maine in the American Revolution, Warren Riess, online
MES 520/HTY 398, Maine in the American Revolution, explores the experience of Maine’s people from just before, during, and just after the American Revolution. The course focuses on Maine’s colonists and native peoples caught in the social, economic, and political storms of the late 1700s.
MES 520 (0991): Topics in Maine Studies – Folklore, The Environment and Public Policy, Pauleena MacDougall, online
MES 520/ANT431, Folklore, The Environment and Public Policy, examines the interaction of humans with the environment from the perspective of folklore, and reviews its impact on public policy at the local, state, federal and international level. This is an online course using Blackboard.
MES 520 (0992): Maine Women, Jennifer Pickard, online
MES 520, Maine Women, explores women’s experiences in Maine, both historical and current. Through readings and discussions, we will analyze Maine women individually and collectively in such roles as industrial workers, reformers, performers, writers, politicians, and mothers. As we study Maine women we will keep in mind several major questions. How have Maine’s particular environment, culture, economy, and history shaped women’s experiences in the state? How have national movements (for example suffrage, ERA, welfare reform) shaped women’s lives in Maine? And how have issues of class, race, and ethnicity intersected with gender in Maine?
MES 598 (0860): Directed Study in Maine Studies – contact Carol Toner at Carol.Toner@umit.maine.edu or call 581-3147.
Discipline-Based Maine-Related Courses Offered Fall 2013
ANT 431 – Folklore, The Environment and Public Policy, Pauleena MacDougall, online
HTY 211 – Maine and the Sea, Warren Riess, online
HTY 398 – Historical Issues: Maine in the American Revolution, Warren Riess, online
WST 201 – Maine Women, Jennifer Pickard, online