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Welcome to New Orleans Studies

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.