Sandra Bird in Morocco with KSU students

The unique Year of Morocco courses focus on distinct elements of Moroccan society, history, and art. Add them to your schedule and explore Moroccan culture while earning academic credit.

Fall 2018 

  • CRN: 80891
    Dates: Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 12:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101
    Professor: Dr. Maia Hallward, Professor of Middle East Politics

    Course Description: 
    The Middle East is a diverse, ancient, and complex region of strategic, economic, and religious significance. This course provides an overview of this historical and socio-economic context as it affects Middle Eastern politics, examining social structures, political institutions and foreign relations issues in order to gain a better understanding of current challenges. Each student will follow one Middle Eastern country throughout the semester and will write an end of term paper on the country applying class themes to their country of focus as well as “play” their country during an extended simulation of the Arab League. The class also includes a unit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has shaped regional dynamics for over a century.

  • CRN: 82462
    Dates: Monday/Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Prerequisite: Admission to Art and Design
    Professor: Dr. Sandra Bird, Professor of Art Education 

    Course Description: 
    This course is designed to prepare prospective art teachers to be able to plan and organize effective art programs and curricula, to explore innovative and exemplary art programs and materials, to assess art learning, and to develop a rational and strategy for articulating and promoting a quality art program. Students also participate in a clinical practice activity in a partner school, involving the cooperative creation, delivery and assessment of an original art curriculum unit concerning the arts of Morocco.

  • CRN: 80117
    Dates: Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 
    Professor: Dr. Mohamed Arafa, Assistant Professor of Arabic
    Note: Not open to native speakers of the language
  • CRN: 80120
    Dates: Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    Prerequisite: FL 1002 or permission of the instructor 
    Professor: Dr. Mohamed Arafa, Assistant Professor of Arabic

For more information on Year of Morocco courses, visit the Kennesaw State University Course Calendar page.