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.

Faculty Scholarship Grant awarded to Dr. Stacy L. Davis

April 14, 2020

Dr. Stacy L. Davis has been chosen to receive a $1,400 Faculty Scholarship Grant from the Office of Academic Affairs to begin work on a book manuscript. Working with two Truman students, Kathleen Placke and Claire Benevento, Dr. Davis will begin compiling short stories by Spain’s foremost feminist writer, Emilia Pardo Bazán, that deal with emigration and the […]

United Speakers – Black History MonthUnited Speakers – Black History Month

March 2, 2020

United Speakers is constantly working to find creative ways to help the Congolese population of Kirksville expand their knowledge of the English language. As this month is Black History month they have been teaching lessons that center around the theme of African American artists. Junior, Taj Butler has been striving to create interactive lessons about […]

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