Chicago Quarter: Chicago as extended classroom and topic of research

In this session, you will learn about DePaul University’s Chicago Quarter program, which is required of all undergraduate students during their first quarter. In Discover Chicago and Explore Chicago classes, students travel around the city studying various aspects of the city. Topics range from “Radical Tradition in Chicago” to “Theatre Making in Chicago” to “Chicago Latinx Writers” to “Justice in the City.” Experiential learning during excursions is complemented by research via many sources, including books, journals, online databases, the DePaul library system, the Chicago History Museum, and discussions with Chicagoans from many fields and parts of the city. We will discuss various student assignments and class excursions, welcoming questions and ideas from those present.

Leah Bryant and Doug Long (DePaul University)