The Minor

This week’s featured program is the minor in Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. From the website:

The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is the leading research and educational institute of its kind in the United States, offering you an unparalleled opportunity to study the unique language, Euskara, of the Basque region as well as to explore a range of topics in Basque culture, including sports, art and history as well as the Basque diaspora in the U.S. 

Students enrolled in the minor are required to take a year of Basque language and then choose from a variety of electives across disciplines, which can include continued study of the language. 

Two Interesting Courses

ANTH 412 – Basque Language, Society and Culture 

Examination of social and cultural aspects of the Basque language, including language shift, contact, planning and interrelationships among language and gender, ethnicity, and culture. 

PSC 407V – Contemporary Basque Politics

History and legal status of Basque Politics within Spain and the European Union with particular emphasis on Post-Franco nationalist movements and party development

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Unique Opportunities within the Minor

The minor is uniquely positioned at the University of Nevada, Reno, within the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, which houses the Jon Bilbao Basque Library, one of the world’s largest collections of Basque materials. 

Students enrolled in the minor have access to three different study abroad programs:

Located in northern Spain and southwestern France, the Basque country encompasses gorgeous coastal landscapes, mountains and farmland, as well as a number of vibrant European cities. You can chose to study abroad in the Basque Country in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; Bilbao, Spain or Pau, France, where you can complete both foreign language requirements for the minor and take courses in topics such as politics, dance and cuisine. 

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