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:

Fall 2022 First Year Seminar Courses

FYS 101: Course Titles and Descriptions

A Matter of Life & Death: Healthcare Inequity in the U.S.
Adulting 101
Autobiographical Americans: Studying History through the Writings of Those Who Were There
Evolution of the Broadway Musical
Family Matters
Fashion and Social Justice
Gendered Bodies, Alien Relationships
Global History Through Graphic Novels
Greek Myth & the Other
Happiness Embodied
Into the Garden
May It Please the Court
Minds & Bodies in Comics
Murder, Madness, & Mental Mayhem
Rockin’ the Look: The Synergies Between Fashion and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Social Justice from the Sidelines to the Frontlines
Sounding the Political: Music and Politics in Africa
Sounds in the Key of Life
Sowing the Seeds of Success
The Female Gothic
The Mindful Learner
The Road Less Travelled
Time Travel: Time-based Art & Resistance
True Crime in Film
Understanding the Storm:Information, Misinformation, & Climate Change
You Learn By Living: Showing Up for your Life
Your Mind on Metaphors