As a link between all the modern Romance languages, studying Latin provides insight into the workings of many modern languages. About two-thirds of English words come from Latin, and many Latin expressions — “Carpe diem” and “Seize the day” — are still used in English today.
Wide Applications Across Disciplines
Take Latin at any level (elementary, intermediate, and advanced) or even a course in Latin prose composition. You will read texts based on Roman comedy while studying the fundamentals of Latin at the elementary level; prepare intermediate readings from authors such as Cicero, Sallust, Ovid, Catullus, and Apuleius; and do advanced work in epic poetry, drama, philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance Latin, and history.
Many disciplines are related to Latin – such as art history, rhetoric, ancient history and philosophy. Expand your interest in Latin by taking courses in Greek or Roman literature in translation, mythology, classical civilization, and gender studies, or pursuing a Classics major.
Lively Learning Community
At Truman, you will find yourself collaborating with other high-caliber students in class – over lunch in the Student Union Building, on the Quad, and in the many group study areas scattered around campus. You can work closely with a professor on research, even as a first-year student. Start expanding your professional network through internships and student organizations like the Classics Club for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences. Truman has resources to ensure your success, including a Language Learning Center with access to some of the most advanced language learning aids.
Highly Transferrable Skill Set
You will find a fluency in Latin helpful in the fields of business, religion, library science, law and medicine, where writing and communication are crucial and many Latin terms are used. The analytical tools you develop in translating difficult works will serve you well when analyzing such things as court decisions and financial reports. Whatever you choose to pursue, add a background in Latin to your toolbox for success.
October 16, 2019
This link http://institute.truman.edu/nondegree/how-to-apply-non-degree-seeking-graduate-students/ has information and contact numbers for non-degree seeking students wanting to enroll in Truman classes. If you have specific questions you could contact: Dana Rigby Truman State University Institute for Academic Outreach 303 McClain Hall PH: 660-785-5406
October 16, 2019
The French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi will host a live webinar on Wednesday, October 23rd @ 6.30 pm in BH 219. François Ozon, one of the most important and influential directors in the French “new New Wave,” will offer public reflections about his most recent film, By the Grace of God, the real-life events […]