Multi-Country

Framing the Francophone Phenomenon in Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Dakar, Senegal

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Capitalize on the opportunity to learn about thought provoking topics from the perspective of three unique frames of reference. APA Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal provides a tightly woven curriculum expertly designed to create global citizens capable of detailed analysis, research and an understanding of three different and important French speaking worlds.

Each course provides an exclusive opportunity to understand historical, economic and cultural topics through multi-disciplinary perspectives. Lead professors meticulously constructed a semester long program divided into 3 equal parts to analyze complex themes across these three locations, taught in French by local and international professors highly regarded in their fields of study.

Understanding the difficulty in fully grasping intricate universal themes in one location, APA Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal offers a selection of transversal courses. Each professor uses their expertise to lead their students through a multi-layered course across the three sites by sharing their knowledge in the local context. Assessment is conducted at each site and evaluated by the cohort of professors.

After partaking in this unique semester program, student will be able to:
1) Partake in active research and reflection in in Paris, Rabat and Dakar crucial for honing skills needed for most future careers in the global workplace.
2) Synthesize, evaluate and interpret the framework for vital topics (immigration, identity, development, religion, gender, art and culture.)
3) Possess the ability to express themselves in the French language with greater understanding of its use as a primary and secondary language.

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Students enroll in four courses for four credits each.
For an additional ½ credit, conduct an independent study or undertake research synthesizing a theme studied at the three sites.

Take one common course with your cohort:

Introduction to France, Morocco and Senegal: Three Worlds, One Language

An interdisciplinary exploration of the major social, political, and economic forces that shaped contemporary France, Morocco, and Senegal.

Choose your remaining three courses from the following:

Emigration from Africa to Europe: Between the Strong Southern Migratory Aspiration and the Protectionism of Northern “El Dorado”

Examine African international migrations from a country of departure (Senegal), a transit country (Morocco), and a major migratory destination (France).

Islam, Politics and Identity: France, the Maghreb & West Africa

Investigate the complex relationship between Islam and politics in the contemporary period from an ideological rather than theological point of view. As one of the world’s major religions and global political influencers, what Islam means to populations in various locations and the place it holds in defining identity and politics differs significantly.

French Colonialism and Decolonization: France, Morocco, Senegal

Trace the history of the French colonial project from its rise in the 19th century to its demise in the 20th century. This course explores the expansion, management, and disintegration of the empire, as well as the culture and legacies of the empire in France, Morocco, and Senegal.

Development Economics: Findings and Perspectives

Understand the economic theories and qualitative and quantitative approaches to development to identify the challenges of, and propose models for, sustainable and inclusive development and economic growth.

Intersecting Perspectives on Visual Arts in 19th-21st Century Paris, Rabat, Dakar

Paris, Rabat, and Dakar are linked by a shared language and story, seen through artistic exchange. Cultural components architecture and urban planning, museology and heritage, and visual arts will each be studied. Classes include site visits to museums and institutions.

Passages through Francophone Cities

Study the City through Francophone literature. The urban space plays an essential role; it is both the engine and the object of a thematic route which allows us to discover the literary city juxtaposed with the urban, physical space.

Gender, Feminism in Transnational Contexts

Feminism and gender have been shaped by and within colonialism, postcolonialsm, nationalism, and transnationalism. Examine the historical development of feminism and its relationship between gender and race in France and two of its former colonies, Morocco and Senegal.

At the end of the semester, APA will send the following to the student’s home institution:

  • Transcript (includes credit hours, French grades, and American equivalents)
  • Professor’s evaluation (includes detailed report of the grades earned)
  • Course descriptions and bibliographies
  • Student’s academic schedule
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