Curriculum

Local faculty from the Mohammed V University are hired to teach classes specifically designed for program participants in advanced language, culture, and civilization.  All students take a combination of language and content courses; Modern Standard Arabic (6 hours per week), Moroccan Colloquial Arabic (4 hours per week), and two elective courses.  All classes engage students in a variety language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). 

  • All course work is conducted entirely in Arabic;
  • Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge;
  • Curriculum designed for high intermediate and advanced Arabic language students

Elective Courses in Morocco

A selection* of the following courses will be offered as elective classes at the School in Morocco.

  • Berber Communities in Morocco (high-intermediate students)
  • Media Culture in North Africa (including music, movies, TV shows, television news, blogs, etc.) (high-intermediate students.)
  • Contemporary Political Issues in Morocco & North Africa (high-intermediate students)
    A sociology/anthropology course on The People of the Maghreb (advanced students)
  • A History course on The Maghreb and Al-Andalus (advanced students)
  • A Political Science class on the Moroccan Relations with the Northern Mediterranean and Al-Watan al-Arabi (advanced students)
  • A religious studies course on Sufism, or Islam in North and West Africa (advanced students)

* Not all courses will be taught all semesters.  A minimum of three students is needed to offer a course, and advanced courses require more advanced language skills (usually a third year of Arabic).