About Classical & Modern Languages Department

“A different language is a different vision of life.” — 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 35 faculty members teaching 12 different languages, we offer majors in Classics (Latin/Greek), French, German, Romance Languages, Russian, and Spanish. Or you can pursue a minor in French, French minor in Translation, French minor for the Professions, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for the Professions. We also offer Interdisciplinary minors in Asian StudiesClassical Studies, and Foreign Language Teacher Preparation. 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.

Summer Study Abroad in SalamancaSummer Study Abroad in Salamanca

October 10, 2018

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages is pleased to announce an exciting Summer Study Abroad opportunity taking place in Salamanca, Spain from May 17 through July 11, 2019. Students who are accepted will spend 7 weeks studying at Academia Mester, earning 12 credits. Nine credits can count toward a Spanish minor; Spanish majors can […]

Chinese Moon Festival CelebrationChinese Moon Festival Celebration

October 3, 2018

On Sep. 30, the annual Moon Festival celebration attracted over 250 students and faculty members to the Georgian Rooms of the Student Union Building. Performances were all organized by students, including guitar playing, swing dance, Asian pop dance and music, and ended in the famous Chinese folk song about the Moon Festival 《但愿人长久》‘May we all blessed […]

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