Dec 09, 2023
PSC 407V - Contemporary Basque Politics (3 units) CO10
History and legal status of Basque Politics within Spain and the European Union with particular emphasis on Post-Franco nationalist movements and party development. (BASQ 407 and PSC 407V are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201 or CH 202 or CH 203 or CH 212 ; Junior or Senior standing.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate and synthesize knowledge about Basque history and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries and be able to analyze complex moral, socio-political and cultural issues relating to the administration of terror in the context of western state-making of the 19th and 20th centuries.
2. demonstrate understanding of the ideological basis of western European totalitarian movements in the twentieth century and articulate characteristics of the totalitarian states in that period of European history.
3. identify and articulate the multiple ethical interests at stake in situations of total war, terror bombing, atrocity, crime, genocide and holocaust from a historical, political and legal standpoint.
4. analyze the contemporary concept of human rights in light of humanitarian international law.
5. articulate characteristics of the socio-economic, historical and political context in the Basque Country from the beginning of the 19th century, through Franco’s dictatorship, and up to the contemporary democracy and political troubles.
6. demonstrate understanding of the para-diplomatic connections of the Basque Government in exile and the Latin American and North American Administrations.
7. use advanced search strategies in library research databases and tools to find primary and secondary sources for the term paper.
8. present ideas in a clear, persuasive manner, both orally and in writing.
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