School of Humanities and Social Sciences : SHSS (Ecole des Sciences Humaines & Sociales)
Adresse: BP 104 Avenue Hassan II - 53000
Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) initiale
Sciences Humaines et Sociales || Durée (2 ans)
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences serves the entire university by providing all Al Akhawayn students with the intellectual skills and training that are the essence of a Liberal Arts education. Through the rich traditions of the Humanities—philosophy, art, history, religion, and literature—students gain a new respect for the heritage of creativity which surrounds and enriches their lives and their own place in that ongoing human drama. Exposure to the debates, methods and practices of the Social Sciences — including politics, anthropology, sociology, geography, and other disciplines — provides students with critical thinking, as well as perspectives and tools to meet the many challenges they will face in their careers and their communities. These courses represent most of those taught in the University Common Core. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides innovative degree programs in applied Social Sciences with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, critical and analytical skills, as well as practical learning. At the undergraduate level, the programs offered include: Communication Studies, Human Resource Development and International Studies. At the graduate level, the School offers master’s programs in International Studies and Diplomacy, North African and Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies. Minors are offered in the three undergraduate degree programs plus minors in Women’s Studies, Arabic Language and Culture, African Studies, and Organizational Studies. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a number of special programs, including an Intensive Summer Program in Arabic Language and North African Studies. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences also has a mandate to encourage dialogue and debates among different cultures and civilizations in an academic atmosphere characterized by pluralism, respect for the other, and academic freedom. We hope you will visit us often to find out how our programs and activities are developing and growing as we continue to contribute to the development of education in the Social Sciences and the Liberal Arts in Morocco and the world.
The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Middle East combined with an equally intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic. The program also includes the opportunity for direct contact with the realities of the field and with social actors and stakeholders. The program takes advantage of the school’s faculty expertise in the region, as well as their experience in teaching diverse students from North Africa, North America, and Europe who are interested in this field of study. The program is intended to address the needs of students who want to become specialists in this region by learning about its culture, history, economy, and politics. NAMES students come from different academic backgrounds, including International Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Mediterranean Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree (Bac+4) with the equivalent of a B standing. However, Al Akhawayn University reserves the right to review the academic records of applicants and to determine whether the academic credentials presented qualify for consideration. - Candidates who did not complete a four-year bachelor at a university where English is the primary language of instruction must submit an acceptable score preferably on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test System (IELTS). Information regarding the TOEFL is available from Amideast in Rabat. An institutional TOEFL test can also be taken at Al Akhawayn University