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Morocco Campus
The University of New England campus in Tangier reflects the ideals of our institution. It will allow you to sign up for your regular curriculum while discovering and experiencing the culture of Morocco and the city of Tangier at no additional cost. UNE Tangier will be a monument, however modest, to our strong belief that education and culture can and should play a major role in improving international relations and creating a better world for all.

Location

Tangier, Morocco
The University of New England campus in Tangier, housed in the leafy campus of the American School of Tangier, the oldest American school in Morocco, is within easy access to downtown, the main beach, and the major cultural activities the city has to offer. Spain is a mere 40 minutes away by high-speed ferry and a short bus ride after that to our program in Seville. You will also have access to fabulous Moroccan cities like Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh, as well as to the natural wonders of the Atlas mountains and the desert.

Space

Morocco Campus Floor Plans
The campus will consist of two buildings—one for academic programming and the other for student and staff housing—both located in a beautifully lansdcaped environment. Food and beverages will be available in an elegant cafe. Our buildings reflect Morocco’s famous traditional architecture and are designed to meet the high modern standards of similar educational facilities. You will also have access to the swimming pool and basketball courts of the American School of Tangier.

Explore Tangier and
regional points of interest

Tangier

There is no better place for UNE to be than in the world-renowned Moroccan city of Tangier. This glimmering "white city" has been home to an international contingent of painters and writers and is now one of the major economic and cultural hubs of the region. Tangier is home to the first US building listed on the National Register of Historic Places not located on US soil and the first and oldest American school in Morocco. The city is a mere 40-minute ferry ride from Spain and only a few hours away from Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh.


Academics

At the Tangier campus, UNE is offering a suite of lab sciences and humanities courses that meet the needs of a broad range of undergraduate students. All the courses are approved by UNE faculty and count toward the core or the major.

Please check with your advisers on how best to take advantage of this semester in Tangier and plan ahead.

Fall 2014 (Tentative Curriculum)
Course
(courses with less than 5 students will not enroll)
Credits
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
Course Description
A continuation of CHE 210 with focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed.
Faculty
Dr. Tarik Chafik received his Ph.D. in catalytic engineering processes from the University of Lyon, France (1993). He did post doctoral research at the University of Patras (Greece) and the National Institute for Resources and Environment (Tsukuba, Japan). He was also awarded a Fulbright as Visiting Researcher at the University California at Berkeley (USA) to work with Prof A. T. Bell. He is currently Professor at University Abdelmalek Essaadi in Tangier, teaching chemical engineering and environmental engineering fundamentals, as well as coaching students in innovation and quality insurance. He has lectured and done research with colleagues throughout the world. Dr. Chafik is the author of 2 patents and the principal author or co-author of 39 publications in international refereed journals.
5
PHY 110 Physics I
Course Description
A continuation of PHY 110, concentrating on topics including waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and fluids. Guided-discovery laboratories are integrated into lecture in a studio format.
Faculty
Naoufal Raissouni received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics (Remote Sensing, Earth Observation & Geoscience) from the University of Valencia (Spain) in collaboration with Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg-France) and the Centre National de la Recherche Sceintifique (CNRS-France) in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He is Professor of Physics & Remote Sensing at the National Engineering School for Applied Sciences (ENSA) at the University Abdelmalek Essaadi (UAE). He was in charge of scientific research and Professor of Physics & Applied Mathematics at the Mediterranean University's Center of Science and Technology (MUST) in Valencia (Spain) from 2000 to 2003, cooperating with the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV-Spain) and the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST, United Arab Emirates). He heads the Innovation & Telecoms Engineering (I&TE) research group and the RS&AID lab at UAE and is President of the Remote Sensing & GIS Association. Dr. Raissouni's research interests include atmospheric correction in the visible and infrared domains, the retrieval of emissivity, atmospheric water vapor and sea/land surface temperature from satellite images; huge remote sensing computations; Mobile GIS; Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN); infrared radiometry in-situ measurements and development of remote sensing methods for land cover/use/change dynamics monitoring. For further information: www.remotesensing.ma
4
BIO 209 Intro Anatomy and Physiology II
Course Description
This course presents an integrated approach to the two major branches of genetics-classical Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics. Topics covered include inheritance, transcription/translation, mutation, chromosome structure, genomics and molecular evolution. The associated lab provides students with an opportunity to explore the techniques and technologies of modern genetics including PCR, gel electrophoresis and computer analysis of DNA sequences.
Faculty
Stine Brown, Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon, is Professor and Chair of Biology at UNE. Her areas of interest include osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology, developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters; examination of development of osmoregulation in decapod crustaceans and Arctic charr. Professor Brown is a former Fulbright award recipient who spent the academic year of 2008-2009 doing research in Norway.
5
BIO 242 Applied Microbiology
Course Description
How are organisms adapted to their environments? What happens when an organism’s environment changes or the organism moves from one environment to another? This course will focus on these and other questions about the short and long-term behavioral and physiological adjustments organisms make in order to survive and reproduce successfully in their ever-changing environments. For S'14 the course will take a particular focus on fauna of North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. Students will have some field trip opportunities to more closely examine the environments under consideration. Reading in the primary scientific literature and discussion of experimental design and results will underscore science as a way of knowing.
Faculty
Stine Brown, Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon, is Professor and Chair of Biology at UNE. Her areas of interest include osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology, developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters; examination of development of osmoregulation in decapod crustaceans and Arctic charr. Professor Brown is a former Fulbright award recipient who spent the academic year of 2008-2009 doing research in Norway.
3
BIO 404 Neuroscience

Course Description
A study of the structure and function of the human peripheral and central nervous system, including vascular components and the special senses. Nervous system control of movement is emphasized. Laboratory experience includes anatomical models and human nervous system material (dissection/sections).

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level BIO 209 Minimum Grade of C- or Undergraduate level BIO 345 Minimum Grade of C-

Course Objectives:

  1. To develop a detailed understanding of the structure and function of the human peripheral and central nervous system, including vascular components, the special senses, and neurological control of movement.
  2. To develop an anatomical understanding of the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord
  3. To develop a foundational knowledge of the nervous system that may be used as a background for more advanced coursework and clinical practice.
4
Language Course (Spanish)
3
Language Course (French)
3
Language Course (Arabic)
3
Social and Global Awareness Course 3
Advanced Studies Course
3
Advanced Studies Course
3

In Morocco

As you take courses in the sciences, humanities, and languages, you will have the option of living on campus or with host families, travel to other parts of Morocco, such as  Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh, and explore the natural wonders of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. You could also connect with our program in Seville, Spain, and visit other European countries from the Tangier airport or from Seville.


University of New England
Office of Global Education
Decary Hall 126
11 Hills Beach Biddeford, ME 04005
Emily Dragon, Director, Global Education Program
(207) 602-2451 | edragon@une.edu
Sandra Larned, Coordinator, Global Education Program (207) 602-2585 | slarned@une.edu