About Classical & Modern Languages Department
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 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 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.
2 September 2015 | 4:21 pm
Every Thursday evening, the Romance Language House hosts a Conversation Table for students of a Romance Language (for example, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan). The Table is an opportunity to practice speaking and listening in an informal setting with students and faculty. The Table meets during dinner time (5:30-7:00) in the Chariton Room of […]
2 September 2015 | 4:20 pm
Save the dates! The Japanese Language Exchange Group (JLEG) meets every Monday (excluding holidays) at 7 pm at BH 350. Also, the Anime club meets every Friday at 6 pm (until midnight) at MG 1000. Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities!