About the Spanish Minor
Learn Spanish, the second most widely spoken language in the world.
Enhance your ability to communicate with the 400 million people who speak Spanish around the world. With a minor in Spanish at PennWest California, you'll learn to speak, read, write and comprehend this global language.
The 18-credit minor includes four semesters of language learning, plus two elective courses in Spanish culture or applied language skills. Courses are taught both on campus and online, giving students access to native speakers and opportunities for practice. Faculty are readily accessible, student tutoring is available seven days a week, and students are encouraged to strengthen their Spanish using mobile apps.
Learn a second language and enhance your PennWest California degree.
The Spanish minor can be combined with any major program of study or used to satisfy the language requirement of PennWest California's international studies program.
Students who study Spanish are encouraged to think globally and explore various aspects of Hispanic culture. A second language may be especially valuable for students considering careers in:
- Banking and international finance.
- Business, industry and e-commerce.
- Government and military service.
- Import/export and international trade.
- Nonprofit organizations and agencies.
- Travel and tourism.