Skill Development in the Marist Core

The 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 & 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


  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing for College course
  • Writing-intensive requirement
  • Capping course