Open the door to your future.

Enter our classrooms. Peer into Founders Hall, and see faculty and students discussing South Carolina native Nikki Finney’s poetry; designing travel brochures and producing training manuals; comparing depictions of bravery in children’s literature; penning a sonnet or a one-act play; creating writing assignments for middle and high school students; learning Middle English; using editorial cartoons to understand argument; critiquing the film noir; exploring women’s voices from Queen Elizabeth I to Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and more.

Three paths to success

The Liberal Arts Program provides a traditional course of study in literature and language arts.

The Professional Writing Program is designed to give FMU English majors the best tools possible to succeed in the competitive world of writing.

The Secondary English Teacher Certification Program leads to a certification for teaching English in grades 9-12 in the state of South Carolina. The program ensures students have the foundation they need to build a career that makes a difference in the lives of others.

Composition at FMU

FMU’s Composition Program focuses on instilling college-level writing skills through its sequenced courses, which are capped at 15 students per section to invite cooperative learning and individualized attention. Aimed at working with students to develop the needed skills to succeed in and beyond first-year composition, our composition classes help students to grow as critical thinkers and writers.

Read more about the Composition Program.

Directed Self-Placement (DSP) Questionnaire

All incoming freshmen should complete the DSP questionnaire before attending orientation and before registering for their first-semester college composition course.

Read more about the DSP.


English Department

Dr. Beckie H. Flannagan, Department Chair
Email: RFlannagan@fmarion.edu

Mrs. Tammy Sneed, Administrative Assistant
Email: TSneed@fmarion.edu
Phone: 843-661-1371

Composition Program

Dr. Catherine England, Interim Composition Coordinator
Email: CEngland@fmarion.edu
Program Email: Comp@fmarion.edu