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SEA 297-MOR Morocco: The Legacy of Colonialism

Term To Study: May-Term 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Program Starts: May 06, 2019
Program Ends: May 30, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier
Contact Phone: 515-961-1585
Contact Name: Mark Freyberg & Ali Madanipour
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Estimated Costs: Preliminary cost estimate:$3,850 plus $40 for meals not covered by course fee, $30 for books, and $145 passport fee, if needed. Anticipated length of time abroad: 15 days
Program Description

SEA 297-MOR Morocco: The Legacy of Colonialism (Mark Freyberg & Ali Madanipour); ECC: Global Perspective

This course explores effects of colonialism on contemporary Morocco through on-campus lectures and two weeks of observation in urban and rural Morocco. Lectures provide a brief history of Morocco and an overview of Western influence on contemporary Moroccan society. Students will learn how inequality is created and sustained by colonial and post-colonial social forces (economic, legal and cultural), and how inequality emerges within and between nations in a globalizing world. Students will complete short quizzes, a pre-travel essay, an interfolio photo project and a reflective journal. Destinations include Casablanca on the coast, Marrakesh in the High Atlas Mountains, and at least one rural village where we will complete a service project.

Priority application deadline for May Term 2019: Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Selection decisions announced via email from the OIE for applications received by the priority deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Applications received after October 2 will be processed on a rolling basis. Those selection decisions will be announced approximately two weeks after the application is submitted.

Quick Facts

Population: 32309239
Capital: Rabat
Per-capita GDP: $ 5100
Size: 446550 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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Travel Warning: YES
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