This course provides an intensive introduction to Darija, the Moroccan dialect of Arabic. Four weeks intensive study followed by continued study at regular intensity. Emphasis on speaking skills, supplemented by use of written Arabic. Development and Sustainability in Morocco 4 credits.
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This course will take students on a journey through the multiple and overlapping realities of contemporary life in Southwest Morocco. If one of the major challenges for a modern post-colonial national-state continues to be the prosperity of its population and the growth of its economies, in what ways are these faring today as the paradigms of modernity and bountiful natural resources are in crisis? Moroccan Modernity 4 credits.
This course explores Moroccan society, culture and politics in contemporary global context. Lectures, discussions, and field trips will be led by a variety of Moroccan experts, supplemented by regular discussions with program leader. Also included is exploration of the literary, visual, and musical arts and the religious communities of modern Morocco.
Students will be encouraged to connect classroom activities to their ongoing experiences of living in Morocco. Reading and writing assignments, journals, presentations, independent study projects, and field exercises are used to promote and test multifaceted approaches to learning.
Students have a choice of taking either Modern Standard Arabic for their fourth course, or Gender and Society in Morocco. Gender and Society in Morocco 4 credits. This course examines the multifaceted relationships between women and men in Moroccan society. Beyond considering how gender formation and relations have been mediated by historically dynamic Islamic ideologies and institutions, the course attends to numerous other factors that have shaped gender identity, performance, and hierarchy. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which gender intersects with other structures of identity formation and social life, such as ethnicity, class, and religion.
AR or Beginning or Intermediate Arabic. Continued introduction to Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis on reading and writing, pronunciation, comprehension of basic texts, vocabulary, basic grammar and syntax, and media to facilitate further learning of simple communication in common spoken Arabic.
Continued development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Listening and speaking skills in either Levantine or Egyptian dialect will also be introduced. Emphasis on expanding knowledge of more complex grammar and syntax in Modern Standard Arabic. Ongoing learning about Arab cultures in the context of language learning through the use of texts and multimedia materials. The group also travels to the Sahara Desert for a week-long excursion.
Students will live with host families in Marrakesh and Fez, and stay in student apartments in Agadir. Living with host families is a crucial aspect of the program because it helps students gain insight into Moroccan culture and daily life. In Marrakesh and Fez, students will alternate between eating lunch at the study center and eating lunch with their host families, and most dinners will be eaten with the host families.
In Agadir, students are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals, but the Overseas Office gives them a stipend to cover the cost of their food. Students have the option to take cultural classes in music, dance, and calligraphy.
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Additionally, students are paired up with local students as speaking partners in Marrakesh and Fez, giving them the chance to practice their conversational Arabic and engage with Moroccan students. Students will also have opportunities to participate in cultural activities on the many program-wide excursions during the semester, such as the camel trek in the Sahara Desert and the guided tour of Rabat. Students will receive a stipend to cover the cost of meals and transportation costs not covered by the program fee.
Estimated Health Insurance Fee: All students participating in overseas programs are automatically enrolled in iNext, a supplemental travel insurance program. The fee for iNext is covered in the program cost. However, students are also required to have comprehensive health insurance during their time abroad.
Similar to a regular semester on-campus, students participating in overseas programs may waive enrollment in the student health insurance program if they have other comprehensive health insurance e. Its implications in terms of information and communication technology ICT governance in the public sector are considerable. Changing the culture The Moroccan government should harness the momentum for digital government to develop a comprehensive open government data strategy.
This would help lay the foundations for a data-driven government, and would also allow the government to build effective feedback loops for policy monitoring and permanent adjustment.
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- Laying the Foundations for the Digital Transformation of the Public Sector in Morocco.
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Making it concrete and effective: With this transformation, it will remain imperative to remember that across all levels and policy areas, new talent and skills will be required to cope with the complexities of the new policy environment. Establish a national chief digital transformation officer CDTO , with a clear mandate, political support and an institutional basis, to be a champion of the digital transformation of the Moroccan public sector. Strengthen the mandate of the Digital Development Agency, reinforcing its financial and human resources and attributing monitoring and co-funding authority.
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Establish an inter-ministerial committee responsible for the oversight and co-ordination of digital government initiatives. Develop institutional instruments to streamline digital technology investments across the public sector, namely a budget threshold for ex ante evaluation, a business case mechanism and a standardised project management model. Continue efforts already mede to promote openness, transparency and accessibility of digital services to reinforce trust in government and create a more transparent and accountable public sector.