Academic Core

A Message From Patricia Tarantello, 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:

Fall 2022 First Year Seminar Courses

FYS 101: Course Titles and Descriptions

101, 102 Adulting 101
103, 104 The Road Less Travelled
105, 106 Your Mind on Metaphors
107 Nostalgia
108, 120 Gendered Bodies, Alien Relationships
111 Honors -The Female Gothic
111, 112 The Mindful Learner
112 Honors - Family Matters
113 Honors -Nostalgia
113, 114 Murder, Madness, & Mental Mayhem
114 Honors - Happiness Embodied
115 The Female Gothic
116 Fashion and Social Justice
117 True Crime in Film
118 May It Please the Court
119 Sowing the Seeds of Success
121, 122 Global History Through Graphic Novels
123, 124 Autobiographical Americans: Studying History through the Writings of Those Who Were There
125 Into the Garden
126 You Learn By Living: Showing Up for your Life
127 Understanding the Storm:Information, Misinformation, & Climate Change
129 Family Matters
130, 131 Greek Myth & the Other
132 Happiness Embodied
133 Time Travel: Time-based Art & Resistance
134, 135 Rockin’ the Look: The Synergies Between Fashion and Rock ‘n’ Roll
136, 137 Evolution of the Broadway Musical
138 Sounding the Political: Music and Politics in Africa
140, 141 Minds & Bodies in Comics
180, 190 The Politics of Historical Memory: National Myths & Their Consequences