Revised in 2014, the English major at the University of Maine at Farmington transformed into a program which encourages students to learn and demonstrate their unique abilities in analytical reading and writing. Through the idea of “concentrations”–a cluster of connected courses–students are able to design the English major into what suits their preferences and themselves. The concentration allows for a student’s creativity to blossom and can serve as a springboard for a student’s future plans. Past and current students have concentrated in: Literature and Film, The Art and Practice of Journalism, Editing and Publishing, and many more.
Flexibility in the new major encourages students to seek out their interests and immerse themselves in the program. By working close with faculty, students discover new ways to approach literature. Often these approaches and ideas accumulate into research projects that serve in the place of a capstone. Visiting writers, on-campus publications, conferences and symposium continually bring the English major into the public forum.
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