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English

Rarely does one find a small college with the wide range of English courses that Furman offers, covering everything from Film Noir and Immersion Journalism to Writing Poetry and the Victorian Novel.

Our classes are innovative and robust, engaging you at every level, grounding you in the liberal arts, and propelling you forward in any number of careers. You’ll be journeying through landscapes, cultures, and critical issues with options to study away, conduct research, and create your own challenging projects in literature and writing while developing skills for critical thinking.

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Program Overview

Find out what it takes to become one of our English majors.

Major in English

Student Experiences

Students connect coursework to meaningful experiences such as research, internships, study away and community learning projects.

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English @ Furman Newsletter

Good news!

100
Courses taught by a faculty member with a Ph.D. or M.F.A.
6:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
12
Maximum number of students for writing and seminar courses.

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Meet our Faculty

Our faculty includes award-winning poets, authors, and prestigious scholars.

Meet our Faculty

Facilities & Resources

Our facilities and resources are available to encourage every student to succeed.

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