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Basque Studies (BASQ-STD) Courses

Lower Division

BASQ-STD 123 BASQUE DANCE (2-2-1)(F/S). Instruction and participation in techniques and application of basic steps and patterns used in folk dancing from the Basque Country. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BASQ-STD 129 BASQUE CUISINE (1-3-2)(F/S). Production and discussion of flavor principals, regional history, ingredient tasting, examination and use of equipment unique to Basque cuisine.

Upper Division

BASQ-STD 323 BASQUE POLITICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Subsequent to an introduction of the historical Basque political law, this course initiates students to current Basque political proposals within the Basque parliament. Propositions by the contemporary nationalist political parties dealing with the European Federation of Nations will be examined.

BASQ-STD 335 BASQUE CULTURE (3-0-3)(F,S). Focus on the main characteristics of Basque culture such as language, family structure and housing models still current in the Basque country. Rural sports, festivals and traditions as well as sociology and economy will be examined as a part of contemporary Basque culture.

BASQ-STD 353 THE ARTS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY (3-0-3)(F/S). Analysis of the plastic arts, sculpture, painting, architecture, literature and cinema in the Basque Country.

BASQ-STD 377 EARLY EUROPEAN HISTORY: BASQUE ORIGINS AND TRADITIONS (3-0-3)(F/S). A political, social, and economic survey of the pre-modern Basques of Spain and France and their unique ethnic status.

BASQ-STD 378 MODERN BASQUE HISTORY (3-0-3)(S)(Even years). Social, political and economic history of the Basque Country from the eighteenth century to the present; situates Basque history within global context.

BASQ-STD 379 BASQUE GLOBAL MIGRATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Initiation to the Basque exodus to other continents. Diverse reasons for migration and the routes elected by the immigrants during these centuries will be examined, as well as the national and international Basque organizations that were created as a result of this phenomenon.

BASQ-STD 380 COLLOQUIUM IN BASQUE STUDIES (3-0-3)(F,S). Intensive study of a particular period, topic, or problem in Basque Studies. Reading and discussion format. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated with a different topic.