Pubs and bars with neon lights in the French Quarter, New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

The Crescent City: Writing, Gender, and Culture

G ST 395 / WRIT 398

Dates: Jan 3-8, 2020 in New Orleans; Virtual presentation after return

Credit Hours: 3

Dr. Claire Mischker, Director Graduate Writing Center & Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric
Dr. Rachel Johnson, Director of Regional Writing Center & Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Cost: $850 plus tuition

Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

Itinerary subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.


Students will need to arrive in New Orleans on January 3, 2020. The class will meet in New Orleans from January 4, 2020 through January 8, 2020. Students will then be free to complete their projects before their virtual presentation date.


New Orleans, LA
Students will need to be on location in New Orleans on January 3, 2020, for class running January 4, 2020 through January 8, 2020. Students will then be free for composition project development followed by virtual presentations.

This cross-listed course may interest students in the Humanities and Social Sciences (particularly programs/departments including History, Sociology, Gender Studies, English, African American Studies, Journalism, Writing, and Education) as well as students enrolled in General Studies.

Students in the following organizations may also be interested in this cross-listed course: UM Pride Network, UM NAACP, RASA, Students Against Social Injustice, FEMISS, students affiliated with the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement and the William Winter Institute.

Course fee is $850. Included in the fee are housing, group ground transportation, select group meals, and museum fees. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, travel expenses to/from New Orleans, most meals, and personal spending money.

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from New Orleans, LA. Ground Transportation and shared accommodations in New Orleans will be provided.

Writ/Liba/Hon/Engl 102 for Writ 398
None for G St 395