Morocco & Rabat
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of nearly 39 million and an area of 710,850 km, including the disputed Western Sahara which is mainly under Moroccan administration. Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Spain, Algeria and Mauritania. It has a rich culture and civilization, which remained mainly indigenous throughout times and the Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. The population is almost entirely Arab-Berber. A large Jewish community also lived in Morocco before the creation of Israel, numbering approximately 265,000 in 1948. Between 7,000 and 12,000 live there now. Morocco is the world's third-largest producer of phosphorus and the price fluctuations of phosphates on the international market greatly influence Morocco's economy.
Rabat, population 650 000, is the capital and second largest city in Morocco. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, Rabat's bedroom community. Together the two cities with Temara account for a population of 1.8 million. Silting problems have diminished the city's role as a port; however, Rabat and Salé still maintain relatively important textile, food processing and construction industries; some are from sweatshop labor by major multinational corporations.
In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat the second most important city after Casablanca. It is accessible by train through the ONCF system and by plane through the nearby Rabat-Salé Airport.
The biggest place for theatre is the Theatre Mohamed V in the centre of the town. The city also has a few official galleries and an archeological museum. Many organizations are active in cultural and social issues. Orient-Occident Foundation and ONA Foundation are the biggest of these. An independent art scene is active in the city. L'appartement 22, which is the first independent space for visual arts created by Abdellah Karroum, opened in 2002. Rabat was selected as a filming location for the war film Black Hawk Down.
In the residence hall of Mohammed V University, you will live with a Moroccan roommate. Each double room has a private bathroom and toilet, small refrigerator and cooking facilities and internet access. There are separate buildings for male and female students and strict gender segregation is enforced. The residence hall is located in the university quarter of the city and students living there should expect to take public transportation to and from classes. A student cafeteria is located across the street and students may eat there, prepare their own meals in their rooms, or eat in restaurants.
Part 1: Syracuse University
Part 2: AMIDEAST
|AMIDEAST Course Number and Title||SU Course Number||SU credits|
|Arabic 101-Modern Standard Arabic I||ARB 180||4|
|Arabic 102-Modern Standard Arabic II||ARB 180||4|
|Arabic 201-Modern Standard Arabic III||ARB 280||4|
|Arabic 202-Modern Standard Arabic IV||ARB 280||4|
|Arabic 215-Media Arabic I||MES 280/FLL 280||3|
|Arabic 315-Media Arabic II||MES 380/FLL 380||3|
|Arabic 301-Modern Standard Arabic V||ARB 380||4|
|Arabic 302-Modern Standard Arabic VI||ARB 380||4|
|Arabic 111-Moroccan Arabic I||FLL 180||3|
|Arabic 211-Moroccan Arabic II||FLL 280||3|
|Arabic 311-Moroccan Arabic III||FLL 380||3|
|French 411-Litteratures Francophones du Maghreb (taught in French)||TBA||3|
|Intermediate French I-II||FRE 280||4|
|Advanced French I-II||FRE 380||4|
|History 310 -Contemporary History of Morocco and N. Africa||MES/HST 380||3|
|History 320 - The Islamic World and the West||HST 380||3|
|MENA 310-Contemporary Moroccan Culture||ANT/MES 380||3|
|MENA 311-Amazigh History and Culture||HST 380||3|
|MENA 390-Community-Based Learning in the MENA Region||TBA||3|
|Political Science 310-Political Systems in the Maghrib||MES 380||3|
|Political Science 312-The Arab Spring: Revolution & Reform in the Arab World||MES 380||3|
|Political Science 335-US Relations with the Arab/Muslim World||TBA||3|
|Religion 340-Islamic Reform and Islamism||TBA||3|
|Sociology 310-The Maghrib: North African Societies in Transition||MES 380||3|
|Women's Studies 311- Gender, Islam, and Society||WGS/MES 380||3|