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History of New Orleans Voodoo

History of New Orleans Voodoo

History of New Orleans Voodoo

Next Course: Fall 2024

History of New Orleans Voodoo will give a foundational understanding and challenge common perceptions about voodoo. In this course, you will examine the spiritual aspect of Voodoo absolute, relative or illusory, Haitian, Santeria, and JuJu. 

You will attempt to answer questions such as:

  • What is the historical relationship between New Orleans Voodoo and Roman Catholicism?
  • What are ve ve symbols?
  • What is the difference between Voodoo and Hoodoo?

This course is for new and seasoned tour guides, as well as all those “inquiring minds.” Students will participate in six (6) classroom sessions consisting of lectures and guest speakers, and one (2) guided tours (dates TBD).

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Instructor: Benita Scott

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History of New Orleans Voodoo

Program Details

Tuition: $275

Course Dates: Fall 2024, TBD

Day(s): Thursday

Tour Dates: TBD

Time: 6PM - 8PM

Location: Loyola Uptown Campus

Contact Hours/CEUs: 16 Contact Hours/1.6 CEUs

registration coming soon

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.

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