Minor in Maine Studies

The Minor in Maine Studies offers the opportunity to investigate Maine’s cultural, historical, and physical landscapes. The program recognizes the value of a multidisciplinary approach to Maine’s historical and contemporary issues, and draws courses from many departments and programs. The minor is useful for those who plan to work in Maine, especially teachers, social workers, business people, policy makers and government employees. However, our courses will appeal to anyone with an interest in Maine’s history, culture and people.

Minor Requirements

Students in the Maine studies minor must take at least 18 credits in Maine Studies or other Maine-related courses, including the following required courses, which are offered each semester and most summers:

  • MES 101, Introduction to Maine Studies
  • MES 201, The Maine Coast.

A minimum of 12 credits must be University of Maine courses. Students may complete the minor through courses on campus, online, or in any combination. All MES-prefix courses are offered online.

Learning Objectives for Maine Studies Minor

1) Use interdisciplinary perspective to study Maine culture, society and environments, past and present.

2) Gain experience using methods from humanities, social, physical and natural sciences.

3) Analyze the cultural, political and economic relationships between people and the environment in Maine.

4) Gain an understanding of social, political and economic trends in Maine, as well as public policy issues.

Information on Declaring a Minor – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Declaration of Major/Minor Form

This form is used to declare a minor. Please note that you might need to sign in to your UMaine account in order to see and download this form. The only signatures needed are the Minor Coordinator and the Associate Dean of your home (major) college. Please see our contact page to reach the Maine Studies Coordinator.