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African American Studies
The African American Studies Minor is an important component of FSU’s goal to provide students with a liberal education which will equip them to navigate their way in an increasingly multicultural and globally integrated world. The program seeks to fill the void created by the all too frequent omission or inadequate treatment of the African and African American perspective in traditional disciplines. This program provides a special opportunity for study and research focusing on the rich and complex African/American heritage. It addresses the collective experience of Africans of the Diaspora who endured the vicissitudes of slavery and colonialism but rose to impressive heights in the arts and sciences and continue the vigorous struggle for cultural preservation and economic survival. As an interdisciplinary program, African American Studies as FSU draws from content and data accumulated in the Humanities, including the Creative/Performing Arts, and the Sciences. Institutions which directly affect the African American community are also examined.
Study Abroad....through the Center for International Education
Africa, Ecuador, England, Germany, Ireland,
ISEP, Italy, Mexico City, Quebec, Spain
The Center for International Education (CIE) promotes, coordinates and supports FSU’s study abroad programs and sponsors international co-curricular programs on campus. The Center’s Director is advised by the International Education Council consisting of students, faculty and administrators.
The Center for International Education houses information on the many study abroad opportunities available to FSU students; CIE’s library includes program materials, guides to study abroad programs and financial aid information.
Women Studies Program
The Women's Studies minor is a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach to integrating knowledge about women and gender across the academic curriculum. Women's Studies at Frostburg State University explores the impact of gender and other types of diversity on the scope, methods, and assumptions of academic disciplines such as art, philosophy, music, theatre, history, literature, psychology and sociology.
Safe Zone Training
Through the President’s Advisory Council Against Gender-Based Violence, CAPS and The Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CSDEI) the Safe Zone program at FSU is designed to support students, faculty, and staff who identify as a Safe Zone advocate on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, advocacy and awareness, they will be empowered to speak out against homophobia and heterosexism. The program’s goal is to contribute to an open campus climate that is safe, accepting for all members of the University.Who can participate in the program? Anyone in the Frostburg Community can be a Frostburg Safe Zone participant, including faculty, staff, and students. It is hoped that community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions will become participants.