2014-15 Catalogs

Arts and Humanities Overview

The Arts and Humanities program cultivates students’ creative and critical thinking and expression, engages them in a rigorous liberal arts education, enables them to be effective agents in their personal and professional lives, and encourages them to contribute to the cultural life of their communities. 

The major enables students to be agents of change in a rapidly shifting world and prepares them for careers as diverse as education, print and broadcast journalism, advertising, creative writing, government and politics, social services, and arts management, as well as for further study in a range of graduate programs and professional schools, from law and history to business and labor studies.


The major includes areas of concentrations that lead to teacher certification in either: K-8 General Elementary, Secondary English, Secondary Social Studies, and Dual Secondary English and Social Studies.  For more information on these concentrations, click here.  You may also contact Jim Bradley at (207) 753-6618 or jbradley@usm.maine.edu

Arts and Humanities is structured to allow students to minor in Writing Studies (with an emphasis in either professional or creative writing), French North American Studies, Leadership Studies, Public Health, Early Childhood Studies, and it includes the opportunity to work in fields of interest to individual students through career development and internship courses. 

Classes feature small group work, discussions, and written work designed to encourage critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to advance professionally and contribute meaningfully as members of our multicultural society.