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FOOD-GE 2271: Food & Culture: Intensive Graduate Seminar in New Orleans (3 points)
New Orleans, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Spring Break

Program Overview

Program Description:
Location: New Orleans, LA Dates: Spring Break 2016. In few places in the world is food more defining than in New Orleans. Together with its music and architecture, its cuisine, a rich pastiche of Creole, Cajun, Afro-Caribbean, French, Spanish, and other influences, is nearly synonymous with the soul and culture of the city. Providing far more than physical nourishment, the food of New Orleans is a potent marker of identity and forger of community for those who live there, and a symbol and tourism magnet for those who don't. Through firsthand study of and immersion in the foodways of New Orleans, we will explore the ways in which culture, ethnicity, race, class, geography, and history mesh-and clash- to forge cultural meaning and identity in this complicated, fascinating city. In addition, we will examine the serious challenges still faced by the people of New Orleans 4½ years after the devastation of Katrina, and the vital role of food and food-related institutions in the ongoing recovery and renewal of the city. While the food and culture of New Orleans are the specific focus of this course, students will be encouraged to think more broadly about the intersection of culture, meaning, and identity as they shape, and are shaped by, food traditions and practices. Additional class sessions will be held before and after the spring break trip.

FOOD-GE 2271: Food & Culture: Intensive Graduate Seminar in New Orleans (3 points)

2015 Graduate Tuition: $1479 per point, plus registration fees Housing Fees: $450* Activity Fees: $300* Students purchase their own flights. *Fees listed are approximations.
Setting Description:
The heart of this experiential course is a week-long trip in New Orleans over spring break, with a series of guest lectures, walking tours, museums, tastings, a day excursion to Cajun country, and other hands-on experiences.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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