Welcome to the Languages and Literature Department at Drury University! Our degree programs help students gain skills in critical thinking, 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 Foreign Languages House, the Humanities Film Series, the Spanish Club, and the French Club, and The Currents student literary magazine.
In recognition of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, faculty and students will be sharing their favorite Hispanic art and artists. Jazmín Román graduated from Drury in 2013. She's currently a middle school Spanish teacher at a charter school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and a proud mom to a precious four-month-old baby girl.
"I recently read En el tiempo de las Mariposas by Julia Álvarez. Álvarez tells the story of the Mirabal sisters and their struggle for justice in the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s regime. This heart breaking yet uplifting story shows how important and powerful historical fiction can be."