Languages & Literature

Welcome to Languages & Literature

Welcome to the Languages and Literature Department at Drury University! We offer four majors and four minors, an exciting range of courses from introductory courses in writing, literature and foreign language to advanced classes in Hispanic cultural studies, world literature, and French culture and civilization. Our degree programs help students gain skills in writing, critical thinking, public speaking, creative expression, interpersonal communication skills, and intercultural competence.

We are exceptionally proud of our students and graduates. Students studying in our programs are deeply involved with the Humanities House, the Language House, the Humanities Film Series, The Spanish Club, the French Club, and The Currents student literary magazine. Our graduates have gone on to  successful careers in education, law, business, and the arts 

The faculty of Languages and Literature includes top-notch researchers and teachers. Dr. Elizabeth Nichols and Dr. Tim Robbins recently edited the book, Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Patrick Moser published the book, Pacific Passages: An Anthology Surf Writing. Dr. Katie Gilbert and Dr. Kevin Henderson are both recent Drury Faculty Awards winners for their teaching and service to Drury.

Our website will provide you with information about our programs. Please come visit our campus and see the invaluable experiences that await you at Drury. We welcome you!

Contact: Jo Van Arkel Chair of the Languages & Literatures Department Professor of English PER 307 Office: (417) 873-7273