Student Learning Outcomes
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop
the intellect, character, and skills required
for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in
the global community of the 21st century.
--The Marist College Mission Statement
Photo: Victor Van Carpels
The Marist Core supports the College's Mission Statement by advancing the following student learning goals:
1. To assist and challenge students to become more aware of their own values and the
ethical implications of the choices they face in their public and private worlds.
This outcome furthers the Mission Statement's emphasis on students' characters and on the
importance of leading ethical and enlightened lives both in college and beyond. The Marist
Core provides students with many opportunities to develop their values awareness.
2. To develop in students the capacity to synthesize and integrate methods and insights from
a variety of intellectual disciplines.
In providing students with interdisciplinary learning experiences at the beginning, middle,
and end of their undergraduate careers (through the First Year Seminar, the Pathway, and
the Capping course, respectively) the Marist Core equips students to respond constructively
and creatively to complex 21st-century problems and challenges.
3. To introduce students to the essential ideas and skills that comprise the disciplines of
the liberal arts and the sciences.
Both the breadth requirements in the Marist Core and the shared themes of the First Year Seminar
and Writing for College (Nature & the Environment; Civic Engagement; Cultural Diversity; and
Quantitative Reasoning) develop students' intellects and prepare them for life as productive
citizens and professionals in their local, regional, and global communities.
4. To develop in students the critical skills of written exposition, critical thinking, public presentation,
technological competency, and information literacy.
Recognizing that intellectual abilities and values reflection are inextricably linked to effective research,
technological competency, and communication in many formats, the Marist Core develops a wide range of
key 21st-century skills.