English

Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: English

As a student in the English program at UMF, you will be part of an exciting, active, thriving community of more than two hundred students in literature and writing programs on a small liberal arts campus which places a very high value on writing and the arts.

Here you will read and study with faculty and other students in small, collaborative, discussion-oriented classes, culminating in two senior seminars in which you will develop original research projects. You will have the opportunity to work closely with individual faculty members who are experts in their fields of study. On-campus publications, discussion groups, conferences, and symposiums will provide you with opportunities for writing or presenting your own ideas and research in public forums.

At UMF you will discover exciting new ways of experiencing literature. Active visiting writer and visiting speaker programs will give you an opportunity to meet and talk with a diverse group of writers, scholars, filmmakers, and performers. You will explore literary texts as historical and cultural artifacts, you will think about the relationship between literature and other art forms (such as film or music), and you will become a more active and engaged reader of both literary and non-literary texts as you develop skills in detailed textual analysis, critical thinking, research, and writing that will be valuable in many different careers.

What Courses Might You Take?

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 this program, such as:

ENG 250H Shakespeare
ENG 279H Multicultural Literature and Film
ENG 370 The Splendid Drunken Twenties
ENG 449 Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENG 463 Colonial Americas
ENG 462 Philosophy and Modern American Literature