In addition to our regular language courses, the academy also offers several content courses which combine linguistic development with cultural and historical understanding. Courses vary between semesters, but past content has been the Role of Sufism in Morocco, Quranic Studies, Jewish Heritage in Morocco, and Migration Patterns of the Mediterranean. Scroll down to view more information about the content offered in these courses.
Known as tasawwuf in Arabic, Sufism is the mystic practice of the Islamic faith. Its principles include ritualism, spirituality, esotericism, and non-indulgence. This course engages students in the Arabic language by teaching about the passionate nature of the Sufi practice, its Quranic interpretations, and its role in the flowering of modern Moroccan society.APPLY NOW
This course is designed for intermediate to advanced learners who would like to learn about Tajweed, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh. Gain insight into the text of the Holy Quran and its interpretations in this program cultivating reflection, careful examination, and enriching discussions.APPLY NOW
The Jewish community in Morocco that is present today has a rich history dating back over 2,000 years. From monuments to food, architecture to clothing, join this program to learn about Jewish heritage and its many ongoing contributions to the Moroccan society.APPLY NOW
This workshop takes an overview of the current status of migration in the Mediterranean from a Moroccan perspective, examining the historical influences in the region to gain a better understanding of current events. Policy, demographics, case studies and more will be discussed.APPLY NOW