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, 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.

Professional certificates in FrenchProfessional certificates in French

May 9, 2018

This past Saturday, April 28, was the examination day for students wishing to earn a professional certificate with the Paris Chambers of Commerce. The certification is  aimed at students or professionals wishing to certify their language skills with a diploma, during or at the end of their training. Students can take the test in seven […]

French students presented at the Student Research ConferenceFrench students presented at the Student Research Conference

April 18, 2018

On Thursday April 5th 2018 Truman’s annual Student Research Conference (SRC) was held. This year, three French students presented their capstone research which was coordinated by Prof. Ron Manning . Celine Fuchs, advised by Dr. Sana Camara, presented her translation of Le crépuscule des elfes by Jean-Louis Fetjaine for her minor in translation. Sabrina Wiser, advised by Dr. […]

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