The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 1:25pm and 3:35pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:10am.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series, this semester, will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of August 28, 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Aug. 31 (All lectures):

Professor Donna Scimeca, Coordinator of the Core Department, will be welcoming the new students to Core 100.

Saturday,  Sept. 2:

-10:10am: “Federalists vs Anti-Federalists,” presented by John Comfort

This lecture will discuss the major differences between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists and their different views on the government of the United States. Would they want a strong federal government or a more state-focused government? The lecture will examine how these different views shaped the Constitution that governs this country and shaped the laws by which the citizens must abide. The lecture will challenge students’ understanding of how the struggle between Federal and States’ rights is still relevant in the contemporary United States.

John Comfort earned his MA in History from the College of Staten Island in 2003 and has taught classes at CSI in the Core Program and also the American Studies Program since 2006.