Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

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Imperial Excursion: Meknes, Fes, Marrakech, and Beyond
A six-day excursion takes students through the imperial cities of Meknes and Fes before going southeast to Errachidia, Rissani, and Merzouga. Students also spend time in Ouerzazate, the High Atlas Mountains, and Marrakech. They visit NGOs and local associations and learn about the everyday challenges individuals face in the outer regions of Morocco. The excursion gives students an excellent opportunity to develop new entries in their field notebook and identify potential stories for the Independent Study. Highlights of the imperial excursion include the chance to experience the Moroccan desert.

Rural Morocco
Students have the chance to compare and contrast rural versus urban lifestyles while spending a week in a rural village. During this period, students might become interested in stories, such as girls’ education, dreams of migration, the importance of water, and needs related to key infrastructure such as hospitals and markets. 


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Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Rabat

Language Study: Arabic,  French

Prerequisites: Coursework in writing, journalism, or related fields. Read more...

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