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American Studies

American StudiesA central goal in each course offered within American Studies is to educate students about the United States' rich and full history and to use that history as a prism through which the present and future is considered. American Studies courses emphasize the diversity of America and the day to day lives of ordinary people.

In the classroom, students learn about social inequality, in particular ethnic and gender inequality and the ways various organizations and people have attempted to change American society. Out of the classroom, students have the opportunity to participate in internships in educational institutions, social service agencies, media organizations and more.

 


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Seniors, Kacey-Ann Thompson and Emmanuel Konde of the Biological Sciences Department, earned recognition at the 14th annual New York State Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Conference.

More than 22% percent of Old Westbury's professors have earned among SUNY's highest honors - the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Service Professor or Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching and service.

Women's volleyball coach, Marjahna Vickers, was named the 2005-06 College Female Coach of the Year by the Nassau County Sports Commission after leading the Lady Panthers to 21 wins and the most successful season in the program's history.

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