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.

Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French PerspectiveWelcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective

November 13, 2018

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages (in collaboration with United Speakers) would like to announce a live-streamed public lecture entitled Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective given by Pascal Brice, Director-General of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). The Q&A session following […]

Humanities OutreachHumanities Outreach

November 6, 2018

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