The Qasida in Morocco—A Medieval Bedouin’s Journey

In this course, students explore Morocco’s history and culture through the lens of Bedouin and Islamic interaction and intersection. Through experiential learning, students consider such questions as the following: What were the various cultural influences in Morocco throughout history, and how are they expressed and preserved in Moroccan language and culture today? How did the universal and modernizing effects of Islam support and/or clash with the traditional values of the Bedouins of the desert? Continue reading