We equip students to be fluent in literature, film, and culture, not just foreign languages. Through our program, you will learn to interpret, critique, and connect powerfully in English, as well as in your concentrated language, whether your focus is Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. Our courses emphasize the development of strong written and oral communication skills, the critical examination of written and visual cultural artifacts, and persuasive argumentation. Through mastery of other languages and cultures, our students gain a new sense of their place in the world and a greater ability to navigate it successfully.
As a student engaging in this interdisciplinary approach, you can study away in a faculty-led program, travel as part of a May Experience, or immerse yourself in our unique, on-campus language house program facilitated by a native speaker in residence.
Find out everything you need to know about getting a degree in a modern foreign language from Furman. Learn with us:
Areas of study
From French to Japanese, our department offers students diverse learning opportunities. Choose an area of study.
Broaden your understanding with an immersive cultural experience through this unique program. Learn about our language houses.
Discover avenues for additional growth and enhanced learning. Explore research opportunities.