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New Orleans Studies Minor

The Crescent City

The New Orleans minor provides students with in-depth study of the history, culture, society, environment and representations of the city of New Orleans, offering a model for understanding larger issues of the urban experience through a close examination of a specific place.

Incorporating a broad range of disciplines, the minor supports the university’s mission of working for a more just world by providing students with a critical understanding of the city in which they live.

Loyola’s commitment to the New Orleans community is a unique one grounded in a devotion to Jesuit values that demands a strong presence and connection to the city and its citizens. In recognition of this commitment, Loyola has attracted and developed a strong interdisciplinary faculty with singular expertise in the study of New Orleans.

About New Orleans Studies

New Orleans offers a rich array of subjects for scholarly research and study, and Loyola’s faculty is uniquely situated to provide students with a deep and textured understanding of it. In the New Orleans Studies minor, students can explore issues of race and class relations, ecology, and politics. Courses in history, literature, drama, and film focus on the city and its people. New Orleans’ ethnic heritage, its musical innovations, and its celebrated foodways open additional avenues for exploring one of America’s oldest cities. The New Orleans Studies minor, like no other in the world, provides a unique program for understanding a unique city. Each class in the 21-credit program accords with Jesuit ideals that encourage critical thinking and social justice in studying the city that Loyola University New Orleans calls home.