Adolescence in Morocco

Students will have the opportunity for in-depth discussions with young people from Morocco. Questions will be accumulated in class related to the cross-cultural contexts for adolescent development, and these questions will guide one-on-one and small group discussion. The settings for these conversations will include on-campus and informal off-campus settings. Conversations will address the set of topics for the full semester: fundamental changes of adolescence; the school, community, and family contexts of adolescence, and psychosocial development during adolescence. Students will be prepared to open and examine their own lives as they explore the lives of young people in Morocco.

Academic objectives:

1. Apply adolescent psychology by thinking critically about theory and research in a person-to- person context.
2. Make person-to-person connections with young people in Morocco
3. Learn about culture and adolescent psychology in the context of Morocco