The Maine Studies track offers students the opportunity to study Maine through courses in history, literature, women and gender 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 kreg.ettenger@maine.edu.

Required Courses

The following courses are required (6 credits):

  • MES 101: Introduction to Maine Studies (3 credits) (online)

Plus one of the following courses:

  • HTY 210: History of Maine (3 credits) (online)
  • GEO 212/HTY 212: Geography of Maine (3 credits)
  • MES 201: The Maine Coast (3 credits) (online)

Electives

Choose 9 credits from each of the two groups of electives (18 credits). 

Elective Group One

Select 9 credits from the following:

  • BIO 205: Field Natural History of Maine (4 credits)
  • ENG 244: Writers of Maine (3 credits) (online)
  • ENG 429: Topics in Literature: Maine Women Writers (3 credits) (online)
  • FAS 101: Introduction to Franco-American Studies (3 credits)
  • FAS 240: French Exploration and Settlement of Maine, 1604-1760 (3 credits)
  • FAS 329: Topics in Franco American Studies (3 credits)
  • HTY 211: Maine and the Sea (3 credits)
  • GEO 212/ HTY 212: Geography of Maine (3 credits)
  • HTY 213: History of the Maine Woods (3 credits)
  • HTY 222/NAS 230: Maine Indian History in the Twentieth Century (3 credits)
  • MES 298: Topics in Maine Studies (3 credits)
  • MES 301: Rachel Carson, Maine, and the Environment (3 credits) (online)
  • MES 350: Maine Women (3 credits)
  • MES 398: Intermediate Topics in Maine Studies (3 credits)
  • MES 498: Advanced Topics in Maine Studies (3 credits)
  • NAS 102: Introduction to Wabanaki Culture, History, and Contemporary Issues (3 credits)
  • POS 362: Maine Government (3 credits)

Elective Group Two

Select 9 credits from the following:

  • ANT 426: Native American Folklore (3 credits) (online)
  • ECO 381: Sustainability Science, Policy, and Action (3 credits)
  • ENG 238: Nature and Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 429: Topics in Literature and Language (3 credits) (online)
  • ERS 102: Environmental Geology of Maine (4 credits)
  • FAS 200: Primary Sources in Franco American Studies (3 credits)
  • HTY 398: Historical Issues: Revolution in Maine (3 credits (online)
  • MGT 328: Canadian/U.S. Business: A Comparison (3 credits) 
  • NAS 401: Advanced Topics in Native American Studies (3 credits)
  • POS 203: American State and Local Government (3 credits) (online)
  • SFR 493: Sustainable Tourism Planning (3 credits)
  • SMS 352: Semester-by-the-Sea: Marine Ecology (4 credits)
  • SMS 480: Semester-by-the-Sea: Biology of Maine Invertebrates (4 credits)
  • WGS 201: Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Maine Women (3 credits) (online)