Professors: W. Allen, Bartlett (Chair), Bost, Cox, Friis, Kearns, Lozano-Alonso, Maiden, Manyé
Associate Professors: Bessy, Cass, Knouse, Massei, Rasch
Assistant Professors: N. Brown, Grell, Rippon, Worden
Visiting Assistant Professor: Butler
Lecturers: Culberson, Leal
Adjunct: Lemaire, Sinniger
Modern Languages and Literatures offers courses focused on languages, literatures, and cultures found throughout the modern world. The department offers majors in French, German Studies, and Spanish; it also participates in the Public Health major and the Film Studies, Latin American Studies and Linguistics - Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, Medicine, Health and Culture and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary minors. The department provides beginning courses in Italian as well. MLL-350 is a further option for students wishing to teach English to non-native speakers.
All new students who have previously studied French, German, or Spanish should take a placement test in that language. Placement tests are mandatory for any student who intends to continue in a language previously studied. The placement test determines the lowest level at which students may receive credit and where they will begin their study of the language at Furman. Students may opt to begin a new language.
Language houses in French, German and Spanish are located in the North Village residential complex. Amid the residential apartments, there is a common area devoted to the programmatic and informal activities of the language houses. This suite is equipped for meals and seminars, offers cable television and computers for student use, and has a direct link to the multimedia resources of the Language Center. Students can apply to live in the houses for their sophomore, junior or senior years. Students living in the houses are expected to make a one-year commitment to the program and to speak the target language in the house. To facilitate that effort, a native-speaking resident in each language lives in the house and helps to coordinate program activities.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures