About Humanities

The study of the humanities is an exploration of the nature of humankind, primarily as reflected in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature, and religious studies. Academic programs under Drury’s humanities division include communication, English, history, languages, library science, and philosophy & religion.


Help Drury Humanities Book Club Connect

Our goal is to raise $2,500 by September 15 to support this year's program. The ongoing program will provide 20 students, community members and staff with the books for the series as well as a Humanities and Ethics Center tote bag and bookmark for free.

Congratulations to the Society for the Humanities' own Dylan Rinker, who has accepted an offer from Indiana University Bloomington to complete a PhD in French Literature. His generous funding offer is comprised of two fellowships worth $20,000 total plus a four year contract as Associate Instructor of French! Très bien fait, Dylan!

The Humanities House

At the core, the Humanities House is about making connections, engaging students, and reaching out to communities.


Humanities and Ethics Center

We promote and support initiatives involving quality teaching, learning, research, and community outreach.

Humanities Division Blog

Dispatches from Drury's Humanities Division


Dr. Christopher Panza
Chair of Humanities Division
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Co-Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department
Office: (417) 873-6837