About Classical & Modern Languages Department

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 and provides a skill set that uniquely equips the second language learner for today’s diverse workplace and globalized economy.

Truman is the place to study languages. You can major in Classics (Latin/Greek) or in Modern Language with specialization in French, German, Russian, Spanish or a combination of languages. You can pursue a minor in ChineseFrench, French Minor in Translation, French for the Professions, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Russian Studies, 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.

Dr. Viguier and senior French student Michael Moore presented at the ACTFL ConventionDr. Viguier and senior French student Michael Moore presented at the ACTFL Convention

December 2, 2019

From November 22 to November 24, Dr. Audrey Viguier and senior French major Michael Moore traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference’s (ACTFL) annual convention and world languages expo. ACTFL is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages […]

TSU and ATSU Spanish Patient SimulationsTSU and ATSU Spanish Patient Simulations

November 8, 2019

On Thursday, November 7th, Dr. Stacy Davis (CML/ED) took pre-MAE students Zyanya Hernandez and Adrianna Ovalle and MAE student Ian Crane to ATSU’s Performance Assessment Center. Our future Bulldog language teachers were hosted by ATSU’s Medical Spanish Club to perform patient simulations in Spanish. We loved forming cross-campus connections as Truman helped ATSU medical students […]

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