2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog
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POL 287 - The Maghreb: History, Culture, and Politics


FDR: SS2
Experiential Learning (EXP): YES
Credits: 4

This course examines the history, culture, and politics of the Maghreb, and especially the Kingdom of Morocco. After a few days in Lexington, most of the course is based in the old cities of Rabat and Fez, the latter a UNESCO world-heritage site and home to the oldest continually operating university in the world. We take field trips to the blue city of Chefchouen, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and Africa's largest mosque in Casablanca. Throughout the course, students explore the region's political history, including the influence of imperialism and Islam on politics, gender relations in North Africa, Morocco's relationship with the United States, and more. Cantey.




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