The Liberal Arts Seminars (CORE101 and CORE301) are an integral part of the Core Curriculum at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The seminars are small, discussion-focused classes taught by professors from every discipline at the college.
The seminars provide a great opportunity for new students to get to know each other, an upper-class student who serves as a peer mentor, and their professor while learning about engaging and challenging topics.
Students will also be introduced to the four fundamental liberal arts skills.Thus, students will learn to use a variety of critical thinking methods; access information effectively and efficiently while evaluating sources critically; write with proficiency for a variety of audiences; and use effective oral expression strategies and model civility of discourse.
First Year Students
First-year students (defined for this purpose as students coming in with 24 or fewer credits) are required to take CORE 101 in their first fall semester on campus
Transfer students (more than 24 credits) are required to take CORE 301 during their first semester, whether spring or fall.