597 SPECIAL TOPICS [Required Modifier] (Variable Credit). Instruction on a topic that is not included in the catalog of regular graduate courses; the topic is indicated by the required modifier. Descriptions for these courses are given in the Schedule of Classes published each semester. Either graded or pass/fail. Class Notes: How has the most ancient culture in Europe managed to survive the power of modern cultural globalization? This course examineds the relationship between minority cultures, politics, and power. A multidisciplinary perspective (history, sociology, literature, anthropology) allows for a global revision of the concept of of culture as an effective means to strengthen the collective identity and resist global homogenization, The Basque historical and contemporary context in Europe is explored as a case study.