Why should you choose modern languages and literatures at Furman? We equip you with the tools to make you a more cultured, powerful communicator who can speak, write, and think critically in ways that set you apart in your chosen field. Regardless of the career you pursue, we provide a solid foundation to help you become fluent in a foreign language, an asset you can use in our globalized world to address its sophisticated challenges. Our focus is to immerse you in conversation, literature, and culture, creating compelling global experiences that will give you a unique edge when entering the job market.
The Modern Languages and Literatures department offers programs in Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish—plus courses in Italian and Hindi—all taught by stellar faculty members. We provide an academic edge, teaching you how to evaluate and interpret the complexities of languages and texts. In addition, you will have the opportunity to travel abroad through any of around a dozen study away programs, most of which are faculty-led. You may opt for a stimulating, shorter May Experience, such as the recent trip to experience the slow food movement in Italy, travel to Berlin to connect with its vibrant, youthful art scene, or investigate the language and cultural variations of Spain. Another choice, right on campus, is to participate in a language house. You can live out a commitment to using your language every single day, absorbing it through everything from board games to films and recipes under the mentorship of a native speaker. Take a look at our programs.
Our team of diverse, award-winning instructors shares a passion for engaging students in hands-on learning. Meet our faculty.
You will be amazed by our faculty and the level of language engagement in our classes. Tour the beautiful campus grounds, sit in on a class—an intermediate level is an excellent choice—and talk with an admissions counselor. Schedule a visit.
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