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:

Spring 2023 First Year Seminar Courses

FYS 101: Course Titles and Descriptions

111 Honors - Race in the Premodern World
111,112 - The Female Gothic
112 Honors - Gendered Bodies, Alien Relationships
113 Honors - Minds and Bodies in Comics
113, 114 - Murder, Madness, and Mental Mayhem
115 - Minds and Bodies in Comics
116 - Race in the Premodern World
117 - Time Travel: Time-Based Art and Resistance
118 - Where does creativity come from?
119 - Leadership through the Lens of the Stage Director
120 - Sounding the Political: Music and Politics in Africa
121 - Gendered Bodies, Alien Relationships
122, 123 - Family Matters
124, 125 - Reflections on Symmetry
126, 127 - Greek Myth and the Other
128, 129 - Happiness Embodied
130 - “Understanding the Storm”
131, 132 - Entrepreneurship Insights: Intrinsic Values & Lessons Learned
133, 134 - Greening America
135 - Students Revolt!
136, 137 - History of UFO's, Ancient Aliens, and Time Travelers in Pop Culture
138 - Fashion and Social Justice
139, 140 - Quack Quack!: A Modern History of Wellness & Alternative Medicine