What comes to mind when you think "nature sounds?" Perhaps bird calls, or rain, or wind during a storm. For musicians, film-makers, podcasters, and more, the sounds of everyday life play a key part in their creative work.

Spend the week diving into the history, mechanics, and ethics of visual journalism with hands-on time dedicated to making a cohesive, sequenced photo story with an award-winning National Geographic photographer.

In this hands-on course, students will learn how to develop a winning advocacy campaign. Each student will be tasked with identifying a change they would like to see in their community.

Students are passionate about social issues in their communities. But how can they get the word out and effect change? In this course, students will learn the tactics of persuasive communications necessary to advocate for causes they believe in.

Everyone seems to be expressing themselves online, telling their story, and trying to explain their point of view. But rarely is someone’s authentic voice able to come through. In this course, students will develop their unique voices and tell their stories about current socio-political issues.

Louisiana leads the world historically in incarceration rates and now in criminal justice reform. Learn about the broad social impacts of a justice system rooted in inequalities and the struggles to reverse them.

This class will examine the intersection of social justice, housing, and photojournalism.

In "New Orleans Music and Gender," we will use gender as a lens through which to understand a variety of genres including bounce, brass band, funk, and R&B. How do musicians use music to contest and enforce ideas about gender?

In this course, students work with experienced faculty learning techniques for music and audio production using Digital Audio Workstation software like Ableton, Logic, and Reaper.

How have television, film, and new media technologies shaped public opinion and policy around reproductive issues? What are the new implications of media portrayals and technologies in the post-Roe world?

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