Rigorous and Innovative Classes
Study the Spanish language at any level - elementary, intermediate, and advanced. Advanced courses in literature, conversation, translation, medical Spanish, business Spanish, linguistics, cinema, and civilization naturally cross over into your liberal arts studies at Truman to satisfy your intellectual curiosity.
Our low 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio means you'll get the personal attention you need to succeed. Experienced faculty — not grad students — teach all of your classes, and tutoring is available when you need it.
Hone your skills in a Spanish-speaking country by joining one of our many study-abroad programs - whether over the summer, for a semester, or for an entire academic year. Join one of our annual faculty-led trips to Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain in the summer. Our students also regularly live and study in many other countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. See the Study Abroad office for more information.
Or speak Spanish every day without leaving Kirksville by living in the Romance Language Wing of Missouri Hall - a semi-immersion living option. You'll be paired up with a like-minded roommate at approximately the same skill level for daily practice.
You can also join extracurricular groups such as the Spanish Club, Sigma Delta Pi (the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), the Hablantes Unidos service group, and HALO, the Hispanic student organization. You can participate in off-campus immersion weekends, weekly conversation tables, student-led theater productions, Spanish film series, visiting speaker events and even Latino dance nights.
Choose from Two Minors
Supplement your skills in another major by adding one of two Spanish minors to your degree:
Preparing for Lives That Matter
As a Spanish major at Truman, you'll be well-positioned to compete for top grad schools or further your career in fields such as education, medicine, law, government, philanthropy, and the private sector.
Our graduates have gone on to study education, law, medicine, Spanish literature and linguistics, and Spanish translation and interpretation at graduate schools such as:
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages hosted area high school teachers and students for the annual Classical and Modern Languages Festival on November 13, 2014. Forty-six sessions were offered by Truman faculty and language majors in 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof. Language students from eight area […]
Homecoming CML Panel: “Life after Truman” Down Under, SUB Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. The Classical and Modern Language Department is pleased to present three alumni in a special panel on ways to re-vision careers in foreign languages. Each of our panelists will give a brief talk about their life after Truman: […]