Studying Diversity Furman University

At Furman, we're committed to exploring the cultural dimensions of our global community. That’s why we've developed a number of interdisciplinary minors and courses to help you understand the cultures, histories, and intellectual traditions that shape the experiences of people in our growing, pluralistic world.

African-American and African Diaspora Cultures

Inspired by the pioneering work of one of our students, this minor celebrates the contributions of the African diaspora to North and South American cultures. Study African Culture.

Asian Studies

The Asian Studies program takes an interdisciplinary that allows students to gain a broad understanding of the entire continent or specialize in a particular region. It offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with three majors focusing on Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, and Japanese Studies. Study Asia.

Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies minor combines a language requirement in Spanish with an array of course options in multiple departments, including study away courses taught in two different regions of Latin America—South America (Chile) and Mexico/Central America. Study Latin American culture.

Poverty Studies

This interdisciplinary minor will bring you face-to-face with the reality of poverty. You'll confront one of the oldest and most intractable problems confronting human societies locally, nationally and globally from a variety of academic disciplines, and engage the subject directly through a summer internship. Study poverty.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

One of Furman’s oldest academic minors, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will encourage you to reflect on the difference people’s experiences of gender and sexuality make to our intellectual traditions and understanding. Study women's, gender, and sexuality topics.

World Cultures General Education Requirement

One of the goals of our academic program is to get you to see things from multiple perspectives. To achieve this, we have created a general education requirement that will allow you to take a class in global awareness. By fulfilling this requirement, you may opt to take a course that focuses on world cultures.


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