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.

2019 Summer Study Abroad in Spain2019 Summer Study Abroad in Spain

May 27, 2019

The 2019 Summer Study Abroad in Spain began on May 17 in Madrid, with ten participants and Dr. Stacy Bryant. The cultural immersion started with a stop for churros and chocolate, an emblematic Spanish treat. After a panoramic tour of historic Madrid, including the Gran Vía, Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza […]


May 12, 2019

Truman’s student-led English as a Second Language organization, United Speakers, had an exciting 2018-2019 academic year. Thanks to a $500 grant from the Foreign Language Association of Missouri, United Speakers was able to purchase instructional materials and supplies for the classes they teach in four different locations. One exciting purchase, a new projector for the […]

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