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 also supports the Master of Arts in Education French and Spanish degrees.
Award-winning African-Italian film maker Fred Kuwornu visited Truman campus on November 13-14, 2014. He presented two of his documentary films : Inside Buffalo (2010) about the segregated African-American Army combat unit that fought in Italy during WWII for which he received recognition from President Obama, and his film 18 IUS SOLI (2013) examines the status […]
German Conversation Table – also known as Stammtisch, or Kaffeeklatsch — meets every Tuesday from 4-5 pm at “Sweet Expressions” on the square. Join us in honoring an old German tradition of meeting regularly to appreciate each other’s company, practicing the language, learning about the German culture, and picking up new phrases “on the go”.