POL 287 - The Maghreb: History, Culture, and Politics

4 credits (FDR SS-4)

Eight days on campus, seventeen days in Morocco

Professor Seth Cantey

This interdisciplinary course examines the history, culture, and politics of the Maghreb region of North Africa.  It takes place in Lexington and Morocco.  Topics include the influence of religion on politics, the past and present effects of colonialism, contemporary developments like responses to the ‘Arab Spring,’ and more.  As part of this class, students will visit three of Morocco's four imperial cities and will engage with Arab scholars, students, civil servants, and political analysts.  Site visits include the world's oldest tannery and Africa’s largest mosque, among many others.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $2,340. This includes all accommodation (homestays and hotels), group meals, ground transportation, and event and activity charges.

Estimated other expenses: $1,650. This figure includes private group transportation to Dulles airport, airfare, and non-group meals.

For further details, please contact Prof. Seth Cantey, canteys@wlu.edu.