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, Spanish or a combination of languages. You can pursue a minor in ChineseFrench, French Minor in Translation, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, and Spanish for the Professions. We also offer Interdisciplinary minors in Asian and Asian American 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. Amy Norgard appointed as the Vice President of CAMWS

June 16, 2021

Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been appointed as the Vice President for the State of Missouri for the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (or CAMWS).  Through this position, Dr. Norgard will collaborate with representatives from other states to promote the discipline of Classics within the state, region, and nation. The position is […]

APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant awarded to Dr. Amy NorgardAPDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant awarded to Dr. Amy Norgard

May 1, 2021

Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been awarded an APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant with Prof. Laura Bigger (Art) that will bring together Latin and art students in a joint project. Through engagement with Sebastian Brant’s 1502 edition of Vergil’s corpus housed in Truman’s Special Collections, art students in Printmaking I (ART 217) and advanced Latin […]

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