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.

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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.

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.

May Experience

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.​​​

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