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The Honors Program at Frostburg State University prides itself upon blurring boundaries traditionally found in academia. These boundaries include
Students participate in faculty development workshops, serve on the Honors Program governing committee, and function as equal partners in the redesign of the program’s curriculum and requirements.Administrators routinely teach honors courses and seminars. An Undergraduate Research Opportunity program pairs honors students with faculty mentors. Throughout the program, students, faculty members, and administrators operate as collaborators in the learning process.
Honors courses, even if they are housed in aparticular discipline, incorporate material from multiple disciplines and encourage critical thinking. Specially designed interdisciplinary seminars are offered each semester. Recent topics have included “Mental Illness,” “Digital Storytelling,” “Social Entrepreneurship,” “Paradigms of Time,” “Power and Control in America,” “Sociolinguistics,” “American Political Thought,” “Science on Trial,” and “New York City and Modern American Culture.”
The Honors Program at FSU expands the locales and texts of traditional study. Travel/study experiences are offered as honors seminars and have included:
Honors/International Housing in Cambridge and Frost Halls offers students the opportunity to live in a learning community with special programming to complement their honors courses. Honors FSU Connections (Learning Communities) offer integrated courses and co-curricular activities. Students and faculty members are active participants in state, regional,and national collegiate honors councils. FSU’s Honors Program students are campus leaders active in student government, campus publications, Greek life, and other co-curricular organizations.