Arabic at Noor Majan and AALIM
Noor Majan and AALIM are both committed in providing an academically rigorous experience through the Rihla program. We want the experience to be fun, insightful, but most importantly we strive to meet your language and cultural goals. Thus, Arabic courses at Noor Majan and AALIM have been vetted for their compatibility in both content and rigor. Both organizations use Al-Kitaab fii ta’allum al-’Arabiyya by Brustad/Al-Battal 3rd edition) as the primary course material and we strive to provide original material to enrich your experiences and insights on Morocco and Oman.
If you would like a detailed look at Noor Majan’s and AALIM’s curriculum please see the links below:
Academic Information at Noor Majan
Academic Information at AALIM
Economic Classes at the University of Moulay Ismail & Content Courses at AALIM
Economic Classes at the University of Moulay Ismail (UMI)
Every semester, UMI offers a range of courses that Rihla students may choose to enroll in with the assistance of AALIM staff. Classes at UMI are taught in both Arabic and French, however, all humanity courses will be taught in Arabic. For the most up-to-date list of course offerings, please contact AALIM.
Content Courses at AALIM
In addition to providing a rigorous Arabic language education, AALIM offers content courses to complement a student’s academic experience. These classes give valuable depth and insight into a range of topics related to the Arab and Islamic world. These classes are taught at American standards and may be counted for credit at your university. Below are some course offerings from AALIM. For the most updated list, please contact AALIM.
Arabic Literature in Translation (English)
Three hours per week, covers Arab authors from across the MENA, both men and women, spanning from the early 1900s to present after introductory units on pre-Islamic and early Islamic literary forms to provide context.
Management Across Cultures (English and Darija)
Three hours per week, examines American/European management theory in the lecture portion and allows the student to compare this theoretical framework with the Moroccan reality in the practicum when they meet local business owners and managers.
Overview of MENA Countries (English and MSA)
3 hours per week (with a few exceptions for countries that require more time) this class covers one MENA country per week, with discussion of the recent history of each country, its political structure, economics, and security considerations. Some countries also require discussion of human rights and/or demographic factors. Basic information is presented in the English lecture, and students learn to discuss and analyze the information in Arabic in the Arabic practicum.