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Culture and Tourism in New Orleans
Scott Barretta, Adjunct Instructor in Sociology and Anthropology
January 3-15, 2011
Course Fee: $1795 (resident), $1995 (non-resident)
- Examine the intersections of popular culture, folk culture and high culture through an immersion in the cultural institutions of New Orleans
- Study the history of New Orleans, including a focus on the legacy of Spanish and French colonial rule
- Attend musical performances and visit cultural institutions including the Backstreet Cultural Museum and Preservation Hall
- Explore the cultural politics of gentrification and the state of New Orleans’ cultural legacy, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
- Understand the predominant role of tourism in New Orleans’ economy, the evolution of its tourism industry and the way that industry represents (or misrepresents) the city to the world
- Visit cultural institutions including New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, The House of Dance and Feathers, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Students will spend 12 nights in New Orleans. Accommodations will be provided in dormitory-style suites on a local university campus or at a guesthouse in New Orleans.
This program is for sociology, anthropology, southern studies, African-American studies, hospitality management or others interested in American culture and tourism.
The program dates are January 3-15, 2011.
Students will make their own travel arrangements to New Orleans and rendezvous with the group at the lodging at a designated time.
Program cost is $1795 for resident students and $1995 for non-resident students. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, one group dinner, tours, museum admission fees, and group ground transportation. The program price does not include the Study USA application fee, airfare, meals other than the group dinner, and personal spending money.
For more information about specific programs or the application process, contact Laura Antonow, Program Director for Study USA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915 6511.