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History & Culture of New Orleans: January 14-18, 2015

Natchez steamboat
Natchez Steamboat

Application Deadline: November 17, 2014

NCLC 398 History & Culture of New Orleans (1 credit)
January 14-18, 2015
Instructor: Kelly Dunne

New Orleans holds a unique place in American history and culture.  One of America’s oldest cities and a true “melting pot”—built and shaped by the French, Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and many other cultures—it often feels more European or Caribbean than like a part of the USA.  Come explore New Orleans’ multicultural heritage by actively examining the history, architecture, music, and cuisine of the city.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of New Orleans, spending four nights in the French Quarter (or Vieux Carré), first built in 1718.  We will explore the Quarter through various tours and site visits, including:

  • French Quarter Tour
  • New Orleans Music Tour
  • Mississippi Steamboat Tour
  • Hermann-Grima and Gallier House
  • Historic New Orleans Collection

The course fee is $835.00 and includes hotel, all tours/entry fees, and some meals.  Applications are due November 1 by 5:00 pm. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying, contact Kelly Dunne at kdunne@gmu.edu.

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" (Let the Good Times Roll)

To reserve a spot in this course complete the appropriate forms and return to Field Studies at SAIL. For Information about registration and payment please contact Greg Justice at gjustice@gmu.edu or call 703-993-1740 Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm.

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