The Marist Core
It's not just what you know. It's how you know.
The Marist Core engages you in the active inquiry essential to addressing 21st-century challenges. From the First Year Seminar to the senior-level Capping course, you will integrate different areas of study, exchange ideas with faculty and your peers, and sharpen your abilities as a writer, researcher, and speaker. As indicated in the overview of the curriculum, the Marist Core offers you the opportunity to strategically shape your own educational experience. The Marist Core fosters a strong sense of community and values awareness at the College and reflects our commitment to developing your intellect, character, and skills. We look forward to seeing what you make of it.
Important information regarding Spring 2014 registration: If you came to the College in Fall 2013 and have not yet taken a First Year Seminar, you need to take one in Spring 2014. A list of Spring 2014 FYS courses is available here. Also, all first-year students (and transfer students entering with fewer than 24 credits) should purchase and read the 2013-14 Common Reading, Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown, 2010). This book has served as a touchstone for First Year Seminars and as a focal point for campus-wide events and conversation throughout the fall, and will continue to do so in the Spring semester.
A Message from Vice President of Academic Administration/ Dean of Faculty Dr. Thomas S. Wermuth
The 21st century has infused significant changes in the global, social, and economic landscape.
As Marist educators, we must ensure our students are fully equipped to meet these challenges as they complete their degrees. The new Marist Core provides significant opportunities for deep learning and intellectual engagement while helping students develop practical skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex world.