Studying English at Drury means:
The English department has an active student body involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, all of which offer important leadership opportunities for qualified and interested students. These duties are not only a labor of love for our students, but they also provide valuable pre-professional experience:
In addition, English and writing students have a strong leadership presence in other organizations such as Think Green, Amnesty International, Allies, Alliance for Minority Minds, The Student Union Board (SUB), Student Government Association, The Drury Mirror (the weekly student newspaper) and others.
The three foundational courses serve several purposes. They lead students through stages of development in English studies: as freshmen or sophomores, students take ENGL 200, where they develop close reading abilities; as sophomores or juniors, students take ENGL 301, where they encounter theory; and as seniors, they take ENGL 493, where they do independent research. Moreover, the courses provide the department with a strong sense of community, giving students at all levels a shared classroom experience.
The English major requires 30 credit hours of coursework, and is designed to be foundational and flexible.
All students take three courses in common and then choose courses that suit their interests and future plans.
ENGL 301 offered each fall; ENGL 493 offered each spring