Program Documents for Current Students

DePaul University’s websites and program site are currently in transition. Program Information, Program Documents, Forms, Resource Guide and the Library Exercise links that have been previously available to our students on Blackboard are available by direct request from our program office. To request this information, please call the MALS/IDS Program Office at 773-325-7840 or email Joe Andrukaitis at or Jane Bohnsack at Following is the list of available documents:


  • Autumn Quarter Classes
  • Candidacy Continuation Information
  • Graduate Financial Assistance


  • Enhanced Portfolio Essay Capstone
  • Exit Course Capstone Guide
  • IDS Graduation Procedures
  • Independent Study Courses in MLS and IDS: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Internship Guidelines for MALS and IDS
  • MALS Learning Goals
  • Midpoint and Culminating Point Essay Guidelines
  • New MALS/IDS Program Requirements
  • Policies on Grades and Status in the MALS and IDS Programs
  • Portfolio Guidelines
  • Registration Categories for MALS and IDS Students
  • Thesis and Practicum Capstone Guide


  • Application for Thesis and Practicum Capstone
  • College of Communication Registration Request Form
  • Enhanced Portfolio Essay Capstone Application and Agreement
  • Exit Course Capstone Application and Agreement
  • Final Project Approval Form
  • Final Requirements Report
  • Independent Study form
  • Internship Agreement and Application
  • Kellstadt Registration Guidelines and Form
  • LOC Form
  • LOC Form Instructions
  • MALS/IDS Culminating Project: Completed Thesis Approval
  • MALS/IDS Culminating Project: Formal Proposal Approval Form
  • MALS/IDS Culminating Project: Thesis Committee Member Selection
  • MALS/IDS Partial Tuition Assistance Awards
  • Thesis and Dissertation Requirements


  • 2011-2012 Resource Guide

As our website migrates to DePaul’s new platform, we will notify our current students of its availability.

Global Voices: DePaul Voices on Linguistic Diversity

DePaul’s Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) and University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) have recently published the first issue of Global Voices. The electronic magazine contains creative and academic texts about multilingual writing, language learning, and linguistic diversity, written by members of DePaul’s multilingual writing community.

You can read Global Voices at: Version:

For more information about The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research, visit the UCWbL’s website

New For Autumn Quarter 2011 – MLS 490: Special Topics in NMS: Bookform: Prepress to Production

Cross-listed with NMS 509, this course will familiarize students with the design terminology, protocol, and procedures involved in preparing files for a multiple-page book structure, as they experience a start-to-finish evolution of editing content, designing page layouts, and physically binding a hardcover book for a chosen audience. Digital prepress and direct to press techniques and troubleshooting will prepare students for outsourcing files or printing their own bookworks. Theoretical readings and discussion will deepen students’ understanding of the book’s relevance amidst a digital world. Field trips to Chicago printing presses will provide an in-context glimpse of changing technologies within the prepress world.

The course will meet Wednesdays, 6-9:15 pm on the Lincoln Park Campus.

Egan Urban Center Paid Internship Positions – Immediate

DePaul University’s Msgr. John J. Egan Urban Center (EUC) is a university center housed within DePaul’s Loop campus. The center’s broad focus is community development through community/university partnerships. The EUC addresses critical urban problems, and works to alleviate poverty and promote social justice through teaching, service, and scholarship. Like its namesake, Monsignor John J. Egan, the center strives to respond to the question, “What are you doing for justice?”

The EUC is currently seeking graduate-level interns to assist with research/evaluation and/or community-based projects. Interns will work between 10 and 25 hours per week, based on skill-level and availability. Students may begin internships during the Summer or Autumn quarter. These are paid positions.

Candidates must be:
o   Current DePaul graduate students
o   Equipped to work in a fast-paced, project-based, team-oriented atmosphere
o   Able to work independently and in a time efficient manner
o   Detail-oriented
o   Available to work in the EUC’s office during business hours
o   Willing and able to travel to community meetings and events throughout the city
Additional requirements:

Research/Evaluation: Candidates should have experience conducting field research as well as desk studies and be familiar with all steps of the research process from data collection to report writing. Strong research, critical thinking, and communication skills are essential. Excellent writing skills are required. Familiarity with evaluation, Chicago neighborhoods and/or experience working with community-based organizations is advantageous.

Community-based projects: Candidates should have experience coordinating or leading programs and working with diverse populations. Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills are essential. Familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods and/or experience working with community-based organizations is advantageous.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume/CV, references, and writing sample and/or any questions to Nadya Engler at no later than June 20th, 2011.  Please put “Graduate Internship” in the subject line of your email.

The New Issue of Convergence Is Here

We are pleased to share with you the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Convergence, our MALS and IDS department newsletter.  Students and faculty should expect to receive a print copy in the mail any day now, but you can also read the digital copy posted above by clicking “Fullscreen.”

In addition to profiling students and faculty members, we asked a few of our students to share their own academic experiences in a new section called First-Person Discoveries.

Study Abroad in Vienna During the 2011 December Intersession

The Study Abroad Office has extended the deadline for students to apply for the Short-term Program in Vienna, Austria during the 2011 December intersession.  Vienna at the turn of the century was a place where an astonishing number of historically significant figures lived, worked, and created.  Our program will explore many of these noteworthy personalities, such as Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler, Gustav Klimt, and Gustav Mahler, as well as the cultural and historical influences that shaped their thinking and innovations.

There are two courses associated with the Vienna study abroad trip, both of which introduce students to the importance of Vienna as a center of cultural production:

MOL 277/GER 277* – Fin-de-siècle Vienna (Understanding the Past/JYEL) Fin-de-siècle Vienna (Vienna of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries) was a place where geography, culture, and intellect intersected for a (historically speaking) fleeting moment of unparalleled productivity and creativity. In this urban space, figures such as Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, Arthur Schnitzler, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Gustav Mahler mingled, discussed, and shaped the arts, philosophy, and sciences of the nascent twentieth century. Our culture today continues to be influenced by the intellectual products that emerged from Vienna at the turn of the century. The modern notion of talk therapy, for example, was heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories on psychoanalysis; Arthur Schnitzler’s “Dream Story” (“Traumnovelle”) provided the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s final film, “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), and Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting “The Kiss” has become so emblematic that it can even be purchased en masse at IKEA.  Indeed, Chicago’s “very own” coffeehouse Julius Meinl is in fact an import from Vienna, where Julius Meinl himself began roasting and distributing coffee beans at the turn of the last century. This course then, taught by Dr. Souchuk, will explore a number of the prominent players who were active in Vienna during this time, and will examine, through primary and secondary texts, and works of art, music and film, the lasting impact of their contributions on the development of thinking and innovation in the twentieth, and indeed even twenty-first, centuries.

ANT 109/397 – Food and Culture in Vienna (Self, Society and Modern World/JYEL) This is a course that offers students the opportunity to discover how culture operates in people’s lives by closely examining the things they eat, how those things are acquired in a large city, and how what people eat can tell us who they think they are. Students will participate in Viennese society through the various systems of eating (There are more than one). Students will contrast these systems to ones in Chicago with a view to analyzing the common features and stylistic divergence within urban food systems. In addition to encountering several exciting new ideas about how to understand the meaning of food in our lives, this course is built around a guided data collection and analysis project aimed at narrating how we live our lives (focusing specifically on what we eat and who we eat it with) in Chicago and Vienna.

Please go to the  DePaul study abroad website to view more details and to apply:

In Between Singing Acting Playing: A Musical Performance of Homer’s Illiad

Students, Alumni, and Faculty,

On behalf of DePaul University’s MALS/IDS Programs, we would like to invite you to Rodrigo Therezo’s culminating project performance. “In Between Singing Acting Playing: A Musical Performance of Homer’s Iliad” will be held at the Cortelyou Commons on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Please join us for refreshments and a presentation of Rodrigo’s work.

We hope to see you there!