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Frostburg State University’s Institutional Learning Goals reflect the mission of the University through a focus on five specific areas of student learning. Individual departments, programs, and services will provide opportunities, where appropriate, for you to attain the skills and dispositions identified by the University as essential to education.
1. Liberal knowledge and skills of inquiry, critical thinking, and synthesis
You will acquire knowledge in the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts, which collectively embody the human cultural heritage. You will develop your abilities to practice higher-level critical thinking.
2. Core skills
You will become proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also develop quantitative literacy and technological fluency.
3. Acquisition and application of specialized knowledge
You will gain knowledge and skills appropriate both for your field of study and to enter into the professional sector and/or graduate school.
4. Values & social responsibility
You will critically explore, evaluate, and define your values and become a responsible citizen in a complex and changing society.
5. Appreciation of cultural identities
You will gain insight into the ways cultural identities and experiences shape individual perspectives of the world and influence interactions with people from different backgrounds.