English at Furman opens your mind to texts and films from around the world and gives you tools for interpreting them. You may encounter 14th-century English literature, slave narratives, or gender issues. Then again, you might find yourself polishing professional writing skills, writing a screenplay, or crafting journalistic headlines. What is remarkable is the tremendous amount of time that faculty members spend with individual students, helping them to develop writing and critical thinking skills.
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Areas of study
Our interdisciplinary approach means you’ll enjoy a diverse learning experience in a variety of contexts. Discover our areas of study.
You’ll encounter a curriculum that fuels your interests while grounding you in communication skills, culture, literature, and more. View our course descriptions.
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.