Curriculum Overview

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

1.   Common requirements include the following:

2.   Divisional Requirements include 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 Explorations)
  • Six credit hours in Humanities

Students must also complete a Global Challenges requirement, which includes coursework with a significant global component. The requirement is met by taking four courses tagged as such (“G-tagged”) in at least three divisions. Some G-tagged courses meet divisional requirements, some may be taken to fulfill major degree requirements, and some may be taken for elective credit.


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 103: Drury Explorations. 1 hour.
This course aims to facilitate students’ continued transition to college life. Taught by experts from the Student Affairs division, 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 202: Global Foundations: Women and Gender. 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 the concept to the examination of contemporary issues.  Through a specific global issue or topic related to women and gender, students will examine the complex processes that shape the contemporary world.  Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members.

CORE 203: Global Foundations: Asia. 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 the concept to the examination of contemporary issues.  Through a specific global issue or topic related to Asia, students will examine the complex processes that shape the contemporary world.  Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members.

CORE 204: Global Foundations: The Middle East. 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 the concept to the examination of contemporary issues.  Through a specific global issue or topic related to the Middle East, students will examine the complex processes that shape the contemporary world.  Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members.

CORE 275/375: Convocation. 1 hour.
Participation in the convocation lectures and events with follow-up summaries, analyses, and evaluation.

GLST 301: Global Futures. 3 hours.
This course explores globalization, assesses social and environmental issues, and investigates models for a sustainable future. Drawing on diverse voices, traditions and disciplines, the course helps students integrate personal and professional strategies to become reflective and engaged global citizens.