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French Quarter History

French Quarter History

French Quarter History

Next Course: Fall 2024

This course focuses on the history of the French Quarter as both the original city of New Orleans and its shifting role as the city’s flagship neighborhood. While the French, Spanish, and early American periods are covered, the emphasis of the course is on 20th century history. Topics include, but are not limited to: architecture, historical preservation, colorful characters, the rise of tourism, literature and arts, drinking culture, crime and vice, and LGBT+ history. The last class meeting is a walking tour of the French Quarter. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Instructor: Frank Perez, B.S., M.A.

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French Quarter History

Program Details

Tuition: $275

Course Dates: Fall 2024, TBD 

Day(s): Wednesday

Time: 6PM - 9PM

Location: Loyola Uptown Campus

Contact Hours/CEUs: 21 Contact Hours/2.1 CEUs

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NOTCF Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity

The Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) received a grant from the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund supporting professional development for aspiring and seasoned tour guides of New Orleans. PACS is offering a limited number of scholarships to an eligible applicants to receive full tuition.

The mission of the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund is to support cultural industries and culture bearers of the City of New Orleans through partnerships, grants, and programs to advance sustainable tourism.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Aspiring or Licensed Tour Guide of New Orleans
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must attend all sessions and ensure sign-in is completed
  • Must complete the mid-point and final surveys emailed from

Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status via email. 


Applications Closed


Discounts & Additional Information

Discounts available for Loyola alumni, current Loyola students, Loyola faculty and staff, and active duty or retired military.

Must email qualifying ID to upon registration.

Learn more about the Loyola Professional and Continuing Studies registration information, including parking, cancellations, and the refund policy. 

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