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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.

Program director

Gina Ponce de Leon
Gina Ponce de León, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish


For more information, you may contact the program director Gina Ponce de Leon at gina.poncedeleon@fresno.edu or 559-453-7183.

Course listing

Prerequisites (8 Units)

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

*or demonstrated proficiency

Required Courses (16 Units)

SPAN 200Intermediate Spanish4
SPAN 300Advanced Spanish I3

Select three of the following

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