MES 270H
MES 270H - Wintersession in Morocco

This course is a fast paced experiential introduction to the rich cultural and literary history of Morocco. In addition to language classes in Classical Arabic and Moroccan Arabic, students will get a basic introduction to the Amazigh language and its alphabet in order to enable them to read street signs and decipher some of the graffiti art. Students will also attend lectures given by at least a dozen scholars on topics such as: linguistic diversity and national identity, postcolonial literature, gender and women issues, Moroccan Jewish heritage and history, Amazigh activism, and the complexities of contemporary schools of thought within Islam. Students will also have a chance to travel to southern and central Morocco in order to put the texts they are reading in context and engage with local scholars in small discussion seminars.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: Three semesters of Arabic or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Aadnani

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Winter

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Not offered every year. Subject to Provost's Office approval.