Major Requirements Furman University

When you major in a modern foreign language at Furman, you may choose to concentrate in Chinese, French, German Studies, Japanese or Spanish. French, German Studies, and Spanish are majors in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures, while the Chinese and Japanese courses in MLL contribute to the majors in these languages under the auspices of the department of Asian Studies.

As a modern languages and literatures major, you will enroll in at least one course in your major language during both your junior and senior years. You will also be strongly encouraged to participate in a study away program before your senior year.

French major

The French major normally consists of eight courses beyond FRN-201 and usually includes:

  • FRN-215, 331, 332, 333
  • At least four literature courses numbered 300 or higher in French

    German Studies major

    The German Studies major normally consists of eight courses beyond GRM-201 (21) and must include:

    • GRM-215 or 301
    • GRM-220 or 320
    • GRM-470 or 503
    • At least five of the following courses: GRM-305, 332, 335, 336, 337, 405, 414, 415, 430

    Spanish major

    The Spanish major normally consists of at least eight courses beyond SPN-201 and usually includes:

    • SPN-215 and 331
    • SPN-220 or 240
    • SPN-332 or 361
    • At least two additional literature courses numbered 300 or higher in Spanish

    English for speakers of other languages concentration

    To satisfy the requirements for the concentration in English for speakers of other languages, students must complete:

    • EDU-501, ENG-362, LNG-210, MLL-350
    • Two more courses from at least two of the four groups listed below:
      • Cultural analysis: Together, the student and concentration advisor decide upon a cultural course that connects to the language of study.
      • Analysis of English: ENG-361 (History of the English Language)
      • Linguistic analysis: LNG-220, 230, 305
      • Analysis of modern languages: FRN-405, GRM-405, SPN-405

    Our courses also provide significant contributions to the interdisciplinary minors in Latin American Studies, Film Studies, Poverty Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.


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