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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Maine Studies

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all Maine-related courses counting towards minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A grade of “C” or better is required in all Maine-related courses counting towards minor.

Contact Information: Carol Toner, Maine Studies Program Director, 112A Chadbourne Hall, 581-3147

The Minor in Maine Studies offers students the opportunity to investigate Maine’s cultural, historical, and physical landscapes. The program recognizes the value of a multidisciplinary approach to understanding Maine’s historical and contemporary issues. The Maine Studies minor is useful for those who plan to work in Maine, especially teachers, social workers, business people, policy makers and government employees. Students interested in a Maine studies minor must take a minimum of 18 credits in Maine-related courses, including MES 101, Introduction to Maine Studies and MES 201, The Maine Coast. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be University of Maine courses. Students may complete the minor through courses on campus or at a distance.

Students interested in the Maine Studies minor should contact the Maine Studies office at 581-3147 or email

Curriculum: Required courses (6 credits)

Select 12 credits from the following list:


Earth Science (Geology)



Maine Studies

  • MES 301 Rachel Carson, The Environment, and the Maine Coast Credits: 3

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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