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.

Former CML graduate Elizabeth BerendzenFormer CML graduate Elizabeth Berendzen

September 11, 2019

After graduating with her MAE in May, Elizabeth Berendzen moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. There she found a position at the Obermayr Europaschule in Erbenheim. She is working as a team teacher in bilingual courses offered to students from 5th to 13th grade. These courses include History, Geography, Politics and Economy, and Biology. The school is […]

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