Spanish Minor

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The Spanish minor is designed to provide you with the language skills needed to be successful in a bilingual environment.


  • Gain a career advantage in the multicultural context of the Central Valley.
  • Take courses about the cultures of the Hispanic world.

Career opportunities

The ability to understand and communicate in the Spanish language is a highly desired skill in the workplace, so much so that professionals with this ability are often preferred, and promoted, in positions that interact with a diverse audience.


For more information, you may contact the program director Graciela Pérez at or (559) 453-7177.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.

Transfer to FPU

Course listing

Prerequisites (8 Units)

SPAN 100Elementary Spanish I *4
SPAN 105Elementary Spanish II *4

*or demonstrated proficiency

Required Courses

SPAN 200Intermediate Spanish4
SPAN 300Advanced Spanish I3

Select three of the following

ICS 320Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica *3
SOC 338People and Cultures of Costa Rica *3
SOC 481International Internship *3
SPAN 304Advanced Spanish II3
SPAN 327Spain: Civilization and Culture3
SPAN 328Latin America: Civilization and Culture3
SPAN 370Issues in Spanish Language Teaching and Learning3
SPAN 374Education Across Borders: Mexico and the United States3
SPAN 440Peninsular Literature3
SPAN 445Latin American Literature3

*These courses are taken as part of the Costa Rica Study Abroad program. Students should attend in a fall semester when the coursework is offered entirely in Spanish.

Program director

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Graciela Pérez, Ph.D.

Full Professor, Program Director, Spanish