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North African Societies SSC 5305 : Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Arabs
  • Arab Culture
  • The Mashriq
  • The Maghrib
  • Arab Society
  • North Africa
  • Gender in the arab World
  • the contemporary Arab world 
  • Gender in Arab world 



This course is an introduction to the study of the Arab world; both the Mashriq (Arab East) and the Maghrib (Arab West).  The course will examine Arab Culture , the large number of shared practices and beliefs among all Arabs, as well as the cultural specifics of various regions within the Arab world. The course is organized around social-political structures and basically is divided into the two main divisions of traditional Arab society; Hadar or settled life of urban and village communities and the Badw or pastoral nomads.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • BP1-610 Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc.
  • DS36-39.2 Arab countries
  • DS36.9 Ethnography
  • DS37-39.2 History
  • DS41-66 Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East
  • DT1-3415 History of Africa
  • DT160-177 North Africa
  • DT179.2-179.9 Northwest Africa
  • DT181-346 Maghrib. Barbary States
  • GN537-674 Ethnic groups and races
  • JQ1850 Arab countries
  • JQ1852 Islamic countries


Subject Guide