Bachelor of Arts: English
As a student in the English program at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), you will be part of an exciting, active, thriving community of more than two hundred students in literature and writing programs, reading and talking about the books you love on a small, liberal arts campus which places a very high value on writing and the arts.
Here, you will read and study literature and culture with faculty and other students in small, collaborative, discussion-oriented classes, culminating in two senior seminars in which you will do original research and present your findings to the class.
At UMF you will discover exciting new ways of reading literature, learn about advanced theoretical perspectives, and explore literary texts as historical and cultural artifacts. You will become a more active and engaged reader of both literary and non-literary texts as you develop valuable skills in critical thinking, which are increasingly important today.
But the English program at the University of Maine at Farmington is more than just about reading. Here, you will also continue to hone your skills as a writer. Writing is central to all of our classes, and as you move through the program, you will explore different genres of writing and develop research skills that are valuable in many different careers.
To help you find your place, the English program at UMF provides you an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of elective courses in literature, creative writing, journalism, and linguistics. As an English major, you will also be able to get valuable, hands-on experience in writing and publishing.
You can write for on-campus publications such as The Farmington Flyer (the student newspaper) or The Sandy River Review (a student-edited literary magazine). You can even intern at Alice James Books, the award-winning poetry publishing house located on campus, or at area newspapers and printing companies.
"The professors in the English program are amazing and always willing to help. They're great at providing feedback and advice, and take a real interest in our work. For me, it's the faculty that really makes the English program a great experience."
-- Libby Newhouse
From Pittsfield, Maine
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - in every major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to English, such as:
|• British Texts and Contexts I|
|• Colonial Americas|
|• Creative Nonfiction|
|• Multicultural Literature and Film|
|• Transatlantic Romanticism|
|• Contemporary Native American Literature|
|• Medieval Literature|
|• Literary Nonfiction|
|• Postcolonial Literature|
|• The Splendid Drunken Twenties|
|• Philosophy and Modern American Literature|
|• English Renaissance Literature|
|• Native American Identities in Colonial American Literature|
|• African American Literature and Culture|
For additional information about English at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050