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 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.

Tournées Film Festival grant awarded to CML!

September 11, 2018

The CML department has recently been awarded a grant from the Tournées Film Festival, which is an artistic fund supported by the FACE foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange.) This program aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses and provides nearly $200,000 in grants each year to support festival endeavors. The grant will […]

Majors Welcome of Classical and Modern LanguagesMajors Welcome of Classical and Modern Languages

August 20, 2018

As the new semester starts, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages had a Majors Welcome on Aug. 16th. Over 30 freshmen participated in two sessions. After a brief introduction of the faculty members, the department chair, Dr. Lucy Lee, introduced all the programs, including majors and minors, offered by CML. Students were impressed by […]

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