Classical Studies Minor

Greek + History + Classics (Myth) and More

Study Across Disciplines

Regardless of what major you’re pursuing, the interdisciplinary classical studies minor can add breadth and depth to your degree.  Pursue answers to the questions that pique your curiosity as you explore ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their tremendous influence on later societies, up to and including our modern civilization.

Explore Ancient Greece and Rome

There’s a lot to be learned from classical antiquity. By studying various aspects of ancient Greek and Roman languages and cultures, you develop a sense of how the ancients responded to the universal questions of the human experience. Learn how to ask thoughtful questions, make surprising connections, and communicate across perspectives.

An Engaged Community of Learners

Cultivate your skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication through lively class discussions, study groups, and campus events. Start expanding your professional network through internships and student organizations like the Classics Club for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences. Truman has many resources to ensure your success, including a Language Learning Center where you have access to some of the most advanced language learning aids.

Intellectual Pursuits That Make a Difference

A background in classics is especially beneficial for students interested in advanced study in politics, religion, English and comparative literature. It also lays a strong foundation for law, medicine, seminary and professional degrees.

Classical Studies Minor Committee

For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:


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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