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The Crescent City: Writing, Gender, and Culture

G St 395 / Writ 398

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Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Dr. Claire Mischker, Director Graduate Writing Center & Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric
Rachel Johnson, Director of Regional Writing Center & Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric
Dates: Jan 4-9, 2019 in New Orleans; Virtual presentation after return
Course Fee: $850
Application Deadline: November 8, 2018

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Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

Students will:


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


New Orleans, LA

Who should go?

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.


Students will need to arrive in New Orleans on January 4, 2019. The class will meet in New Orleans from January 5, 2019 through January 9, 2019. Students will then be free to complete their projects before their virtual presentation date.


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.


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.


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