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The Curriculum

The Drury Core curriculum has two parts: common requirements and divisional requirements.

  1. Common requirements include the following:
    • CORE 101: The Drury Seminar (3 hours)
    • Drury Foundations (3 hours) 
      Courses that meet this requirement foster students’ development in written and oral expression
    • CORE 103: Drury Explorations (1 hour)
    • Transfer Students: CORE 104: Drury By Design (.5 hours)
    • CORE 201: Global Foundations (3 hours)
    • Ethical Foundations (3 hours)
      Courses that meet this requirement foster students’ understanding of, and commitment to, ethics and ethical reasoning
    • Foreign Language (6 hours)
      Students meet this requirement through the study of one of the following languages:
      • Arabic
      • Greek
      • Biblical Hebrew
      • Mandarin
      • French
      • Spanish

      Students may also meet this requirement by completing eligible coursework offered through the Foreign Language Institute. FLI courses are eligible only if they provide instruction in (and assess) five skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural literacy. Language courses at the 103, 104, 203 and 204 level do not meet this requirement.

      International students who meet regular admissions requirements and who graduated from a high school in which English was not the primary language of instruction are not required to fulfill this requirement. International students who complete the EAP program with a grade of B or above may not be required to fulfill this requirement.

    • EXSP 220: Personal Wellness (2 hours) or BIOL 302: Human Nutrition (3 hours)
    • Writing in the Major (fulfilled through the major)
      Varied Requirements
      Drury’s commitment to teaching students to write well extends to each department and major program. All students complete at least one junior-level writing-intensive course specifically designed to provide formal instruction in writing within their field of study. In many departments, the junior-level experience represents one course in a sequence of courses that ensures students develop strong writing abilities that will set them apart in their disciplines, professional careers, and graduate and professional programs.
    • Engaged Learning (2 experiences)
  2. Divisional Requirements include the following:
    • Six credit hours in the Social Sciences (three in Human Behavior; three in Institutions and Organizations)
    • Six credit hours in the Fine Arts (three in Interpretation; three in Invention)
    • Six credit hours in Science and Math (three in Science and Discovery; three in Exploring Mathematics)
    • Six credit hours in Humanities

Course Descriptions

CORE 101: Drury Seminar. 3 hours.

This course introduces students to the expectations of academic work at the collegiate level. Particular emphasis lies on developing students’ skills in writing, critical thinking and information literacy. Each course section has its own theme, developed by faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines.

CORE 101 Drury Seminar - Honors. 3 hours.

This course introduces students to the expectations of academic work at the collegiate level. Particular emphasis lies on developing students’ skills in writing, critical thinking and information literacy. Each course section has its own theme, developed by faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CORE 103: Drury Explorations. 1 hour.

This course aims to facilitate students’ continued transition to college life. The course focuses on a variety of issues that pertain to life on campus and in the global community.

CORE 104: Drury by Design .5 hours.

This course supports transfer students in their first semester at Drury, helping them connect with academic and co-curricular opportunities. There will be at least two group meetings and two one‐on‐one meetings with the instructor, with follow up assignments tracked through Blackboard.

CORE 201: Global Foundations. 3 hours.

This course introduces students to the study of globalization and its impacts. Emphasis lies on the study of globalization as a concept, as well as the application of this concept to the examination of contemporary issues. Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members.

CORE 201 Global Foundations-Honors. 3 hours.

This course introduces students to the study of globalization and its impacts. Emphasis lies on the study of globalization as a concept, as well as the application of this concept to the examination of contemporary issues. Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.