About Classical & 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 12 different languages, we offer majors in Classics (Latin/Greek), French, German, Romance Languages, and Spanish. Or you can pursue a minor in French, French in Translation, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for the Professions.

We offer Interdisciplinary minors in Asian Studies, and Classical Studies. Many students choose more than one.

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages also supports the Master of Arts in Education French and Spanish degrees.

Study Abroad in Salamanca SpainStudy Abroad in Salamanca Spain

August 14, 2017

Seven Truman students and Prof. Stacy Bryant arrived in Madrid, Spain on May 21 to begin two months of language and cultural immersion. Jessie Berger, Jacob Cogdill, Zoe Frantom, Zoë Goff, Michael Gill, Emma Huels and Taylor Sheppard began their study abroad experience by traveling to several of the most iconic locations of Spain, including […]

Study Abroad in Alajuela, Costa RicaStudy Abroad in Alajuela, Costa Rica

July 14, 2017

May – July 2017 This summer Prof. Sergio Escobar and Prof. Stacy Davis traveled to Alajuela, Costa Rica with twenty-four Truman students for eight weeks of intensive language and cultural immersion. Students began their study abroad experience by traveling to San Carlos to see the impressive waterfall of La Fortuna, stopping in Zarcero to enjoy […]

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