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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 (16 Units)

SPAN-100*Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN-105*Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN-200*Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN-205*Intermediate Spanish II4

* or demonstrated proficiency

Required Courses (15 Units)

Select five courses from the following:

SPAN-300Advanced Spanish I3
SPAN-304Advanced Spanish II (Translation Laboratory)3
SPAN-305Composition and Conversation in Spanish3
SPAN-309Hispanic Film3
SPAN-310Hispanic Prose3
SPAN-315Hispanic Poetry3
SPAN-320History of Spanish Language3
SPAN-325Formal Spanish Oral Communication3
SPAN-327Spain: Civilization and Culture3
SPAN-328Latin American Civilization and Culture3
SPAN-330Latin American Thought: Readings in Spanish3