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Academic Core

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Academic Core Skills

Marist College is strongly committed to preparing you to meet the complex and varied challenges of a changing global society. The chart below summarizes the ways in which the Marist Core equips you with essential 21st-century skills. 

Skill Area Curricular Component
Critical Thinking
  • First Year Seminar
  • Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • Ethics and Justice Course
  • Pathway
  • Capping Course
Information Literacy
  • Writing for College Course
  • First Year Seminar
  • Capping Course
Public Presentation
  • First Year Seminar
  • Public Presentation-intensive Course
  • Capping Course
Quantitative Reasoning
  • Mathematics Requirement
  • Quantitative FYS and/or Pathway Courses
Scientific Reasoning
  • Natural Science Requirement
  • Science-related FYS and Pathway Courses
Technological Competency
  • Technology-intensive Requirement
Writing
  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing for College Course
  • Writing-intensive Requirement
  • Capping course

 

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Intensive Core Requirements

Technological Competency

Technology-Intensive Courses

Technology-intensive courses provide students with an understanding of the impact of technology on their lives and on the world around them. In addition, technology-intensive courses instruct students in the theoretical and practical use of technology relevant to their academic discipline. Whether focusing exclusively on computing and information technology or incorporating other forms as well, technology-intensive courses provide students with the opportunity to use technology skillfully and to critically evaluate the implications of various technologies on society

 

Discipline Courses that will fulfill the Technology  -intensive requirement
Art

ART 231 Introduction to Digital Media

Communication

COM 103 Digital Toolbox

Computing Technology

CMPT 103 Technology for the 21st Century

CMPT 120 Introduction to Programming

CMPT 300 Management Information Systems

Education EDUC 150 Learning Through Technology

Environmental Science

ENSC 230 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Fashion

FASH 245 Fashion CAD I

Media Studies

MDIA 103 Digital Toolbox

Spanish

SPAN 325 Spanish in a Digital Age (taught in Spanish)

 

Public Presentation

Public Presentation Intensive Courses

The Public Presentation Intensive (PPI) requirement provides students with the opportunity to develop their ability to research, organize, and deliver presentations. Involving both low-stakes assignments and more formal expositions, PPI courses build upon skills introduced in the First Year Seminar and help prepare students for presentations in their advanced-level Capping courses.

Discipline

Courses that will fulfill the PPI requirement

Art

ART 380 Renaissance Art

Business 

BUS 100 Introduction to Business & Management

BUS 302 Organizational Behavior

BUS 340 Principles of Marketing

Communication

COM 101 Public Presentation

COM 420 Advanced Public Presentations

Computing Technology

CMPT 305 Technology, Ethics, & Society

Criminal Justice

CRJU 374 Criminal Justice Research Methods 

Education

EDUC 373 Principles of Teaching Students with Special Needs

English 

ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre ENG 227 Acting I

Fashion

FASH 100 Fashion in Culture & Commerce

Games & Emerging Media

GAME 301 The Business of Games

Italian

ITAL 281 Italian for Conversation

Media Studies

MDIA 310 Interactive Media II

Psychology

PSYC 351 Psychological Research Methodology & Lab II

Social Work 

SOCW 330 Social Service: Theory & Practice