The department aims to develop the language proficiency and cultural competency of students in foreign languages through quality teaching and learning. By delivering instruction in foreign languages, the department educates students to gain an insight into their own culture and language and to enhance their vision of the world. The department enables students to acquire communication and critical thinking skills in foreign languages and to become life-long learners who engage in the multiple ways of viewing and interacting with the world at home and abroad.

Minor in Japanese

A minor in Japanese requires 18 hours of courses in Japanese of which six must be Upper Division.

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Department of Foreign Languages

Dr. Sherman Hou
Department Head, Foreign Languages
Office: Webster Hall, Room 352
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.3106