English at Furman opens your mind to texts and films from
around the world and gives you tools for interpreting them. You may encounter texts
as varied as 14th-century English literature or slave narratives from the
Americas. Then again, you might find yourself polishing professional writing
skills, writing a screenplay or poem, critiquing a film, or crafting
journalistic headlines. What is remarkable is the tremendous amount of time
that faculty members spend with individual students, helping them to develop critical thinking and writing skills. The English major curriculum is broad and rich, and the department boasts a diverse and highly trained faculty who are prepared to challenge you to think and write at a high intellectual level.
Become one of our English majors. Learn how to get an English degree:
Areas of study
Our interdisciplinary approach means you’ll enjoy a diverse learning experience in a variety of contexts. Discover our areas of study.
study in the british isles
We have the oldest study away program at Furman. Our fall term in the British Isles will allow you to soak up history and culture and even see a Shakespeare play at the world-famous Globe Theatre. Discover the study away program.
The Writing with Writers program highlights the end of the year with an inspiring opportunity to learn literary craftsmanship from an accomplished author. Check out the program.