Elective courses - Academic year 2021-2022

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Elective courses

Fall semester

Course code Course Language ECTS Programs
ART001E African Arts, Heritage and Literature
This module provides a critical analysis of the pivotal role arts and literature have played in shaping the values system and world view of various cultures and civilizations across the African Continent. While this course highlights the African particularism of various art-forms such as theatre, literature, cinema, painting, sculpture, architecture and dance, it also explores the ways in which artists, intellectuals and writers from various African countries have critically engaged with the Western artistic legacy and produced local aesthetic visions that are becoming quite visible on the global artistic scene.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
INT004E Area Studies: The Atlantic*
This course aims to introduce regional studies and their methodological concepts and tools, to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the context, evolution and dynamics of the Atlantic Region, and to apply the methodological concepts and tools of the humanities and social sciences disciplines to analyze the dynamics of the Atlantic Region.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
ANT001E Introduction to Anthropology
Anthropology presents several interests: taking into account the cultural and symbolic dimension of social phenomena, the microscopic approach of these phenomena and their observation in the field, the accompaniment of actions and interventions with practical aims.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
INT001E Introduction to Area Studies
This course provides a strong learning on Area studies as a discipline that has challenged the practices of other traditional Social sciences. The course methodological knowledge will be firmly established through examples of regional studies. The focus will be on empirical studies that focus on Africa, MENA, and Asia.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
INT606 Political Communication and Media
This course examines how citizens structure their political opinions and what factors cause these opinions to change. It examines the triangle that exists between politics, the public (both foreign and domestic) and the media. It also highlights the relationships that exist between these three actors that are central to contemporary democracies: to communicate with the public, political elites need to pass through the media gates, as most people get their political information through the media. It also explores the relation between public opinion and Foreign Policy.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
POL003E Post-Colonial Studies
This course examines the evolution of postcolonial theory and practice in some countries that were under colonial or imperial rule. It covers the whole trajectory of (post)colonial discourses, starting with colonial and imperial policies of nineteenth century, through colonial rule, decolonization, post-colonialism, globalization, and cultural imperialism and finally multiculturalism together with the debate it raised given the rise of religious radicalization and extreme right-wing movements in Europe and other parts of the Western world.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
POL002E Power and Law in a Mutative World
After seven decades in which the post-World War II international liberal order has framed international relations, the world is in the midst of a mutation process with the foundations of the international system increasingly in doubt, competition rather than cooperation underpinning relations between great powers, the frictions rising from the growing relevance of interdependence, interconnectedness and flows in political organizations that is built on States; and unpredictability becoming the norm. This course aims at providing key tools to navigate the ever more difficult struggle to develop global governance with a focus on the actors driving changes, gaps in existing institutional structures and evolving responses. It views these changes through the lenses of law, economics, politics, and geopolitics, privileging primary sources and direct testimonies.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
POL001E Les Systèmes Politiques Africains
Ce cours se consacre aux régimes politiques en Afrique, leurs transformations et leurs grandes réformes constitutionnelles. Il aborde également la question de la place des libertés ainsi que celle de l’analyse du risque pays à travers un prisme juridique mais également politique. Des études de cas et des mises en situation sont programmées afin de renforcer l’interactivité du cours.
Prerequisites:
None
French 5 Electives

Spring semester

Course code Course Language ECTS Programs
INT003E Area Studies: The Mediterranean*
This course analyzes the dynamics in the Mediterranean Basin region, focusing on political, economic and social aspects. This course also covers topics related to conflicts, identity, culture, inequality, rentierism, etc.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
HIS001E History of Morocco

1. Course title: History of Morocco (HIS001E)

2. Professor (TBD)

3. Presentation and Description of Course Objectives

Morocco’s political identity predates colonial rule and the 19thcentury state system. Its social and culturalhistories go back even further.Situated at thecusp of three continentsMorocco has forever beena site of human and culturalmétissage.So,the history of Morocco is longandmultilayered, with each phase having lefta mark in its current make-up.The aimof the course is toacquaint students with the richness and diversity of Moroccan history, to introduce them to historical thinking and methodologyand to promote critical thinking in interrelating the past to thepresent.

4. Discipline: Histoire

5. Prerequisite:

None

6. Pedagogical Organization

This course is a general surveyof the History of Morocco.We will approach it chronologically and thematically. The format combineslecturesanddiscussionsonselected topicsanimated by students.

7. Main References

There is onlyone required textbook:

  1. Histoire du Maroc
  2. Réactualisation et synthèse (Version Anglaise). Ouvrage dirigé par MohamedKably, Institut Royal pour la Recherche sur l’Histoire du Maroc, Rabat, 2011
  3. Recommendedreading: Jamil M. Abun-Nasr,AHistory of the Maghribin the Islamic Period,Cambridge University Press, 1987

8. Complementary References

  1. FrançoisDécret, Early Christianity in North Africa, Cascade books, Eugene,Oregon, 2009
  2. DeverdunG., Marrakech des origines à 1912, tome 1, 2èmeédition,Casablanca, 2004
  3. Natalie Zemon Davis, Trickster Travels: a Sixteenth Century Muslimbetween Worlds, chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. (Book to be made available tostudents at the university library)
  4. George Peele’s Play “The Battle of Alcazar” (annotated edition:http://elizabethandrama.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Battle-of Alcazar-Annotated.pdf
  5. Ahmad Baba al-Timbucti,Mi’rajal-Su’ud, by J. Hunwick and F. Harrak (ed.and translation), Institute of African Studies, Rabat, 2000
  6. Susan Miller (ed.), Disorienting Encounters, Travels of a Moroccan Scholarin France in 1845-1846- The Voyage of Muhammad As-Saffar, Berkley,University of California Press, 1992
  7. Wlliam A. Hoisington Jr.,Lyauteyand the French Conquest of Morocco,NewYork: St. Martin's Press, 1995
  8. Daniel J. Schroeter, The Sultan’s Jew - Morocco and the Sephardi WorldStanford University Press, 2002
  9. Bourqia, Rahma, and Susan Gilson Miller (eds)., In the Shadow of the Sultan: Culture, Power, and Politics in Morocco,Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1999
English 5 Electives
INT002E Area Studies: l'Afrique*

1. Titre du cours : Area Studies : l'Afrique (INT002E)

2. Enseignant Rachid EL HOUDAIGUI

Rachid EL Houdaïgui is professor of International Relations at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier's Law Faculty and Senior Fellow at Research Fellow at the Policy Center for the New south, Rabat, Morocco. He is also professor at Royal College of Advanced Military Studies (Kenitra) and and Visiting Professor to a variety of Universities.

3. Présentation et descriptif des objectifs du module

  1. Transmettre aux étudiants les connaissances nécessaires pour développer leur compréhension de la diversité géopolitique et historique du continent africain.
  2. Familiariser les étudiants avec la réflexion théorique sur les ensembles régionaux africains dans une perspective multidisciplinaire.
  3. Permettre d’acquérir les outils de base pour comprendreles trajectoires des régions africaines et leur contribution au développement du continent.
  4. Doter l’étudiant d’une capacité d’analyse et de synthèse des enjeux régionaux africains

     

4. Discipline: Relations Internationales

5. Prerequisite:

Aucun

6. Organisation pédagogique du module

Trois méthodes d’enseignement :

  1. 1. Classe inversée avec support cours
  2. Cours magistral avec projection des données visuelles
  3. Séances TD/études de cas
  4. Des éléments techno-pédagogiques (podcast, capsules vidéos..) sont utilisés pour aider à mieux consolider les apprentissages et les connaissances du cours.

 

7. Principales références du module

  1. Rapport annuel sur l’économie de l’Afrique, (sous la dir. de Larabi Jaïdi) ed.Policy Center For the New South https://www.policycenter.ma/publications/rapport-annuel-sur-economie-de-afrique-2020
  2. Rapport annuel sur la Géopolitique de l’Afrique,(sous la dir. de Abdelhak Bassou)ed.Policy Center For the New South https://www.policycenter.ma/publications/rapport-annuel-sur-la-geopolitique-de-l-afrique-2021
  3. Philippe Hugon, Jean-Christophe Servant, Géopolitique de l'Afrique, IRIS, ed. Eyrolles, Paris, 2020

8. Documents complémentaires à propos du module

  1. Rapport annuel sur l’économie de l’Afrique, (sous la dir. de Larabi Jaïdi) ed.Policy Center For the New South https://www.policycenter.ma/publications/rapport-annuel-sur-economie-de-afrique-2020
  2. Rapport annuel sur la Géopolitique de l’Afrique,(sous la dir. de Abdelhak Bassou)ed.Policy Center For the New South https://www.policycenter.ma/publications/rapport-annuel-sur-la-geopolitique-de-l-afrique-2021
  3. Philippe Hugon, Jean-Christophe Servant, Géopolitique de l'Afrique, IRIS, ed. Eyrolles, Paris, 2020
English 5 Electives
ART002E Theater and Drama
In this class, we will be focused on dramatic literature, the study of excerpts of a selection of plays from different times. The course also explores the inextricable ties of drama and political, economic, and social action.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
ECO001E Climate Change
Climate change is a major challenge for the economic and social development of African countries. These countries are particularly vulnerable because their economies are based on the exploitation of natural resources that are highly sensitive to climate. This module addresses geopolitical and security issues related to climate change. Several topics can be covered: from introduction to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development, Africa's vulnerability to climate change, geopolitics of climate change in Africa, food security, etc.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
INT005E L'Afrique au Centre du Monde
L’objectif du module est de permettre aux étudiants de mieux connaître le continent africain et d'étudier son impact sur les problèmes globaux. Il vise également à exposer les atouts pour un futur engagement professionnel sur le continent africain.
Prerequisites:
None
French 5 Electives
ECO002E Systèmes de Santé et Assurance Maladie
Ce cours initie l'étudiant à l'analyse économique des services de santé : caractéristiques de la demande et de l'offre de services, évolution des coûts, efficacité des programmes, modes de financement, questions du marché du travail et de l'industrie pharmaceutique.
Prerequisites:
None
Français 5 Electives
INT007E Strategic Analysis and Risk Management
This course offers students the basics in identifying, preventing, and controlling risky situations. Risk management basics, from preparation to training and compliance are discussed, as are various stages of a crisis.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
INT306 Diplomatic Practice: Strategies and Techniques of International Negotiation
This course aims to teach applied diplomatic skills through a series of practical and theoretical approaches. This course is designed to provide analytical and presentation skills to students interested in international relations and diplomacy. The module will provide students with key skills including foreign policy analysis, negotiation in bilateral and conference contexts, as well as the preparation and presentation skills necessary to conduct policy analysis and negotiation.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
ANT002E Development in the Anthropocene
As the recent COVID19 pandemic and its management have made highly visible, the arrival of a new virus results in threats to health, tragic economic consequences for vulnerable groups, challenges to current geopolitical orders and mobility flows, or still yet uncertain environmental repercussions. Under these conditions, what does it mean to seek and practice global development? This course is a collaborative experiment in defining what “sustainable development” might mean in the Anthropocene. We will read social scientists who have aimed to move beyond “human exceptionalism” to explore essential cohabitation between human and nonhuman worlds. We will look at empirical studies that consider how people govern intractable problems such as climate change or waste management. We will consider scholars who speak of our time through worries about apocalypse, look at how social science has engaged with science fiction as a way to imagine the future, and consider alternate ways, beyond words, used by social scientists to communicate their findings (e.g. visual anthropology).
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
LAW306P Introduction to Common Law
This course aims to Introduce students, through a comparative approach, to the legal rules and institutions of Common Law countries. Special focus is given to English law as a case study.
Prerequisites:
None
English 5 Electives
HIS002E Ibn Khaldûn, premier penseur de l'histoire globale
Ce cours poursuit un double objectif : 1) présenter succinctement la théorie de la civilisation et de l’histoire chez Ibn Khaldûn, en la situant dans son époque et par rapport aux théories de l’histoire et de la civilisation dans les cultures non musulmanes contemporaines. 2) montrer l’intérêt que présente cette théorie dans le débat passionné et crucial autour de la conception et de l’élaboration d’une histoire globale de l’humanité.
Prerequisites:
None
French 5 Electives
PHI001E Philosophie des sciences sociales

Prerequisites:
None
French 5 Electives
INT204 Organisations Internationales
Ce cours explore les rôles fonctionnels, politiques et normatifs joués par les institutions internationales tant au niveau national, régional que mondial. Le cours présente les concepts théoriques, les stratégies méthodologiques et les débats dominants qui structurent l'étude des institutions internationales historiquement, géographiquement et leur impact sur l'élaboration de l'ordre mondial. Chaque étude de cas se concentre sur les conditions de naissance des institutions, leurs buts et leurs instruments.
Prerequisites:
Introduction to international Relations (INT102)
French 5 Electives

* Hybrid courses : a course that combines traditional in-class activities, live online activities and recorded lectures

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