Languages of Spain I
Study of the language and culture of one of the languages of Spain other than Spanish. Selection will vary according to term: Catalan, Euskera (Basque), Galician.
This course will focus on the history and culture of the Basque Country. Located in the north of Spain and south of France, the Basque Country is home to one of the oldest languages still spoken in the world. Not related to any other language, learning about the Basque Country and their people will help you see the nuances of the multiculturalism of Spain. The Basques are a group of ancient people living in the western world, mixing tradition and modernity. The Basque Country has always fought to maintain a unique lifestyle in Europe, from the Stone Age through Spanish medieval times and into the 19th and 20th century nationalist movements. In this class, we will learn about Basque history, culture, and traditions – as well as some basic language skills. However, Basque is not a Romance language so we will not place a big emphasis on learning the language.
Although the class is part of the Spanish department, it will be taught both in Spanish and English. Students will use and create texts in English and Spanish. Counts towards all Spanish minors and majors.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Fall 2015: Euskera (Basque)
Fall 2014: Catalan
Fall 2013: Galician