At Truman, you can take a three-year sequence of Chinese courses and an independent foreign language study course for fourth-year Chinese, as well as a course in Chinese culture. Chinese native speakers teach all these courses.
For more information, consult Truman’s course catalog.
Study Abroad in China
Solidify your language skills by studying abroad in China at Shanghai University for one or two semesters; participate in a five-week faculty-led China Summer Study Abroad program in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai; a semester-long internship/study abroad program teaching English conversation at Shuizhai High School; or a four-week trip to teach English and American culture to elementary and high school students in Chuanghua, Taiwan.
You don’t even need to leave the country to interact with Chinese speakers abroad, thanks to our Taiwan Connect program. Through the magic of Skype chat, you’ll teach English to elementary school students in Chuanghua County, Taiwan, in weekly 25-minute sessions.
But Don’t Stop There…
At Truman, you can pursue your interest in Chinese even further by taking related courses in art, mythology, literature, history, geography, politics, and culture. You may even choose to declare an Asian Studies Minor to complement your major and pursue your own specialized course of study.
12 October 2016 | 2:52 pm
Follow senior Classics major Jordan Noland on her adventures around the Aegean while studying abroad in Greece. Explore the excavation and finds at the ancient temple of Apollo, Mandra on the island of Despotiko. “Diaries of a Traveling Classicist”: Studying Abroad in Greece Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:00 pm VH 1144
29 September 2016 | 10:22 pm
10 Truman Classics students and faculty visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum to see the featured exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.” The exhibit featured jewelry, coins, dining cups and accoutrements, and mosaics from throughout the Roman Empire (c. 100-500 CE). A great time was had by all!