Maine Studies Track (available fully online)

Maine Studies Track (24 Credits)*
Program Coordinator:  Kreg Ettenger

Required Courses (9 credits):
MES 101 –  Introduction to Maine Studies (online)
MES 201  – The Maine Coast (online)
HTY 210 – History of Maine (online)

Electives (15 credits – select 5 courses from the list below)
ANT 422 – Folklore of Maine and the Maritimes Provinces (online)
ANT 426 – Native American Folklore (online)
ENG 244 – Writers of Maine (online)
ENG 429 – Topics in Literature: Maine Women Writers (online)
ERS 102 – Environmental Geology of Maine
ERS 209 – Geology of Maine
FAS 101 – Introduction to Franco-American Studies
FAS 200 – Primary Sources in Franco American Studies
FAS 240 – French Exploration and Settlement of Maine, 1604-1760
GEO 212/ HTY 212 – Geography of Maine
HTY 211 – Maine and the Sea (online)
HTY 222/ NAS 230 – Maine Indian History in the Twentieth Century
HTY 316 – Shipwreck Sites: Archaeological & Historical Investigations (online)
HTY 398 – Historical Issues: Revolution in Maine (online)
INT 491 – A Midwife’s Tale and the Social Web (online)
MES 301 – Rachel Carson, Maine, and the Environment (online)
MES 498 – Advanced Topics in Maine Studies (online)
NAS 102 – Introduction to Wabanaki Culture, History, and Contemporary Issues
NAS 401 – Advanced Topics in Native American Studies
POS 203 – American State and Local Government (online)
WGS 201 – Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Maine Women (online)
WGS 401 – Advanced Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Midwife’s Tale and the Social Web (online)

*Students must also complete BUS program requirements, university general education requirements, and all other UMaine graduation requirements.

The Maine Studies program at University of Maine (UMaine) offers students the opportunity to pursue the study of Maine through courses in history, literature, women’s studies, art, political science, geology, geography, Franco-American studies, and Native-American studies. The program recognizes the value of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding historical and contemporary issues such as developing Maine’s economy, protecting its environment, and appreciating the cultures of the state’s diverse population.

For more information please see the Maine Studies website or email the Maine Studies track coordinator at