University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 03, 2023  

Basque Studies, Minor (Interdisciplinary)

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I. Contact Information

2322 Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
(775) 784-4854

II. Description

An undergraduate minor in Basque studies is offered through the Center for Basque Studies, part of the College of Liberal Arts. The Center offers many courses on Basque topics, both in the regular classroom setting and online through Independent Learning. In addition, the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) offers Basque courses in the Spanish Basque Country. The minor program provides students with an introduction and exposure to one of the unique ethnic heritages of Europe and the American West. The minor can be obtained entirely through online courses if the student prefers.

Minor in Basque Studies

Requirements include a two-semester (8 credit) course sequence in Elementary Basque and 15 additional credits. Second Year Basque ( BASQ 203 - Second Year Basque I  - BASQ 204 - Second-Year Basque II ) is recommended.

III. Program Requirements (23 units)

Additional requirements

15 units from the following list:


Crosslisted courses may be taken under any of the prefixes noted above and still count toward fulfilling the minor. Courses listed through other departments (such as independent study) may also apply to the minor if the subject matter is approved by the program director of Basque Studies.

Students who include BASQ 203 - Second Year Basque I  and BASQ 204 - Second-Year Basque II  to fulfill the minor requirement may also use these courses to fulfill their foreign language requirement.

Come by the CBS office in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, 3rd floor, call (775) 784-4854, email at or check out the website at:

IV. Study Abroad Programs in the Basque Country

The University of Nevada, Reno is the lead institution of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) whose Central Office is located on campus. USAC offers study abroad programs in 24 countries at 39 locations. Students may participate in the university’s study abroad program in the Basque Country in Donostia-San Sebastián, (Spain v.c.); Bilbao/Getxo, (Spain v.c.); and/or Pau, (France v.c.). Students can complete up to two years of foreign language requirements in one semester. The programs offer international business and Basque-related courses and others in the areas of art history, culture, history, political science, dance and cuisine. Come by the USAC office in the Virginia Street Gym, Room 5, call (775) 784-6569, (866) 404-USAC, email at: or check out the website at:

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