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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 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

Program director

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

Associate Professor of Spanish