HUM 130 - The Morocco Experience
Course Description: Morocco is said to be the “gateway” to Africa, with a long historical and geographic importance to both Europe and the Middle East. The course will focus on the culture and economy of Morocco from both a traditional and contemporary perspective. In addition, business, social, political, and environmental issues will be explored. The course will involve classroom study during the semester, including some language orientation in either Arabic or French, followed by several weeks of travel and a service-learning opportunity in Morocco. As with all international study programs at MCC, students are expected to prepare an e-portfolio and share what they have learned with the college community upon completion of the course.
Intensive Value(s): Multicultural/Global Awareness; Written and Oral Communication; Critical Thinking; and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Students must complete 12 credits at MCC in order to apply for this fellowship program.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Science, Behavioral Science, and Business Elective
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe Morocco’s cultural, social, and economic development.
- Examine Morocco’s business practices and the role of entrepreneurship from both traditional and contemporary perspectives.
- Summarize the historical and political struggles of Morocco through conquests, revolutions, and independence movements up to the present.
- Identify and analyze Morocco’s social, political, and environmental challenges in the context of its history, culture, economy and geography.
- Use basic language elements and expressions in either French or Arabic to get around and understand cultural references while in Morocco.
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