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.
General information: click here for the PowerPoint that accompanied the 2014 Orientation presentation to parents.
Important information regarding First Year Seminars: Please see the First Year Seminar website
for Fall 2014 FYS course titles and section numbers. All entering students must also purchase and read the
2014-15 Common Reading, Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map (Riverhead, 2007). This book will serve as a
touchstone for First Year Seminars and as a focal point for campus-wide events, including a guest lecture by
the book's author. Students will be required to complete an essay assignment based on the book during the
first few weeks of classes.
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.