Liberal Studies Program > First-Year Program
Important note: This page contains general information about DePaul’s Chicago Quarter program. There have been several changes to Autumn Quarter 2020 Chicago Quarter courses due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. Please navigate to the new
CHICAGO QUARTER 2020 webpage for details.
Amidst the COVID-19 impact on the University, the Office of the First-Year Program remains open remotely through email, phone, and Zoom. As we receive new information, we will provide updates through our homepage. Below are ways that you can contact the office along with COVID-19 resources.
We offer two essential parts of the Liberal Studies Core that all students pursuing a degree at DePaul must take: the Chicago Quarter and Focal Point Seminar.Course topics range from anything about Chicago to popular culture, literature, film, and more. Choose from courses about the Chicago Cubs, Harry Potter, Devil in the White City, Chicago's architecture, and much more. Keep an eye out for what is offered each quarter!
The First-Year Program hosts events for faculty that teach in the program, including the annual Chicago Quarter Best Practices Conference, Focal Point Seminar Best Practices Conference, quarterly Faculty Chats and more!
First-Year Program Spotlights feature interviews and stories about program faculty, students and Chicago Quarter and Focal Point Seminar courses.
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