The Marist Core

Engage.Explore.Reflect.

 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 First Year Seminars: 

**Please see the First Year Seminar website for Fall 2015 FYS course titles and section numbers. If you are an incoming freshman and have not been assigned a Fall 2015 FYS, then you will take it in Spring 2016.

All entering students must also purchase and read the 2015-16 Common Reading, Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran (Random House, 2003). 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.

VPAA/Dean of Faculty

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‚Äôs complex world.

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