University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Editing and Publishing

Students in this minor will develop the knowledge and experience to design, edit, and publish work in a variety of genres through a combination of hands-on learning and course work. They will gain familiarity with the history, ethics, and business of publishing and have opportunities to integrate these with studies in literature, creative writing, and journalism. Students will gain experience in both digital and print production and be prepared for careers in a variety of fields within publishing.

Minor Requirements

ENG 202   Editing               4
ENG 203 Essentials of Publishing   4
ENG 204 Studies in Book Arts 4
ENG 396 or 397 Approved Internship/Apprenticeship                                  4
  (may be double counted with approval of Editing and Publishing Minor advisor  
  and Major advisor.) Prerequisites: ENG 202,203, or 204  
One of the following writing courses:  
ENG 150 Creative Writing        4
ENG 152 Creative Writing for Nonmajors   4
ENG 200 Professional Writing 4
ENG 201 Public Writing   4
ENG 210 Fiction Writing 4
ENG 211 Poetry Writing 4
ENG 212 Creative Nonfiction   4
ENG 213H Journalism        4
ENG 214 Screenwriting   4
ENG 215 Writing for Children and Young Adults 4
ENG 218 Writing for the Stage 4
ENG 220 Nature Writing 4
ENG 277 Writing-Centered Topics courses 4
ENG 310 Advanced Fiction Writing 4
ENG 311 Advanced Poetry Writing 4
ENG 312 Advanced Nonfiction Writing 4
ENG 314 Advanced Screenwriting   4
One course in contemporary literature   4
(a list of upcoming courses meeting this requirement is available each semester
during preregistration from the Chair of Humanities)
NOTE: Up to two of the required courses may be double counted for the major.
A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.
Total Credits for the Minor:                                                                                                                                 24

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