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​​​​​Proposing a new course

Procedures and guidelines for proposing new courses may be found under the Proposing a Course section.

Proposal Deadlines

  • Chicago Quarter (Discover & Explore Chicago): December 15
    A course proposed by 12/15/2024 may first be taught, following approval, in Autumn 2025.
  • Focal Point Seminar: February 1, May 1, October 1
    A new course proposal needs to be submitted at least two quarters before the first term an instructor plans to teach it. ​Thus, if you would like to teach the course in winter quarter, propose it by the prior spring deadline (May 1); if you would like to teach it in spring quarter, propose it by the prior fall deadline (October 1). No Focal Point Seminars are scheduled in autumn quarter.

Scheduling a course (approved or proposed)

Faculty who wish to teach a course, whether pre-existing or proposed, should be sure to contact their department chairs or program directors no later than early January and request that their courses be included provisionally on the department or program's slate of courses that is submitted to the First-Year Program in late January.

Note: Typically, Discover Chicago courses begin with Immersion week, the week before Autumn Quarter officially begins.  In 2024, Discover courses will begin on Monday, August 26th. Explore courses will begin on the first day of the Autumn Quarter, Wednesday, September 4th, 2023. 

Department chairs and program directors typically solicit faculty interest in FYP teaching by the end of Autumn Quarter. FYP representatives will happily accept invitations from department chairs to attend department meetings to discuss teaching opportunities in th​e First-Year Program.

Staff who are interested in serving as Chicago Quarter staff professionals should contact the Office of New Student & Family Engagement, 773-325-7360. ​

For information about teaching and scheduling other LSP courses taken during a student's first year at DePaul, contact the following individuals:

  • MAT 120: David Jabon, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Center, 773-325-7248
  • WRD 102, 103, 104: Erin Workman, Director, First-Year Writing, 773-325-2486
  • HON 100: Jennifer Conary​, Director, Honors Program, 773-325-4640

The Seminar on Race, Power, & Resistance. (LSP 200) is not part of the First-Year Program. Inquiries about that course, as well as Experiential Learning, Senior Capstone and learning domain courses, may be directed to John Shanahan, Liberal Studies Director, 773-325-7309. ​

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