About Classical & Modern Languages Department

“A different language is a different vision of life.” — Federico Fellini

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.

Truman is the place to study languages. With about 35 faculty members teaching 11 different languages, we offer majors in Classics (Latin/Greek), French, German, Romance Languages, Russian, and Spanish. Or you can pursue a minor in French, French minor in Translation, French minor for the Professions, German, Greek, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin, Russian, 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.

Spanish Immersion Weekend 2019Spanish Immersion Weekend 2019

April 9, 2019

Truman students had a great opportunity to practice Spanish outside the classroom through participation in the department’s annual Spanish Immersion Weekend, held at Camp Jo-Ota near Clarence, MO on April 5th and 6th.  The adventure began when students signed a contract, promising to speak only Spanish for the entirety of the trip. Activities on Friday […]

Dumplings & Tea Boiled Eggs at Violette HallDumplings & Tea Boiled Eggs at Violette Hall

April 5, 2019

The Society for Sino-American Studies (SSAS) will be selling dumplings and tea boiled eggs on April 17th, 18th, and 19th from 11:30am – 2:30pm in Violette Hall. Come and help support SSAS while enjoying traditional Chinese cuisines. Please email ssas@truman.edu if you have questions. 3$ for 5 dumplings 1$ for a tea boiled egg 5$ […]

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