School of Arts and Letters: Classical and Modern Languages Department
"A different language is a different vision of the world." — Federico Fellini
Liberal Arts Culture
The study of a second language engages people in the exploration of cultural diversity: new worlds of people, customs, literature, and history suddenly become more understandable when they can be approached directly through the primary language. It is one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts and sciences education.
Truman is the place to study languages. With about 40 faculty members teaching 11 different languages, we offer majors in Classics, French, German, Romance Languages, Russian, and Spanish. Or you can pursue a minor in French, French in Translation, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for the Professions.
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages hosted area high school teachers and students for the annual Classical and Modern Languages Festival on November 13, 2014. Forty-six sessions were offered by Truman faculty and language majors in 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof. Language students from eight area […]
Homecoming CML Panel: “Life after Truman” Down Under, SUB Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. The Classical and Modern Language Department is pleased to present three alumni in a special panel on ways to re-vision careers in foreign languages. Each of our panelists will give a brief talk about their life after Truman: […]