Academic Core

A Message From Professor Robyn Rosen, Director of First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminars (FYS) we offer at Marist combine academic skill development with an expansive approach to learning.  They are designed with you—a brand new college student—in mind. These classes not only broach topics, ideas, theories, systems, ideologies, cultures, time periods, and literary genres that you may never have had the opportunity to explore in high school, but they also provide support to you as you adjust to a new set of academic standards and expectations. 

With your active participation, the FYS faculty create a dynamic classroom environment to stimulate curiosity and enhance your knowledge, skills, and level of comfort in your new community. 

This class may take you in unexpected directions, and it will surely be a sturdy foundation upon which to build your academic career at Marist. Make the most of it!

Incoming Freshmen:

Spring 2022 First Year Seminar Courses

FYS 101: Course Titles and Descriptions

128: Sounding the Political: Music & Politics in Africa
129: Relevant Science: Developing Your Environmental Intelligence & Stewardship
134: Sowing the Seeds of Success
115 & 116: Celebrity in the 19th Century
117 & 118: Murder, Madness, & Mental Mayhem
120: Minds & Bodies in Comics
124: Happiness Embodied
126 & 127: Family Matters
111 & 112: The Power of a Well Kept Secret
113 & 114: Democracies & Dictatorships
121: Sounds in the Key of Life
122 & 123: Greek Myth & the Other
130 & 131: What is Money How Do you "Make It?
132 & 133: Social Marketing for Social Change