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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) is the home to the core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and arts at AUC. HUSS comprises eight departments: Applied Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology. Together, they help us understand what it means to be human and connect us with our local, regional and global communities. HUSS faculty members are teachers-scholars who strive to produce groundbreaking research and provide the finest liberal arts education in the region. English is HUSS’ language of instruction and business. HUSS upholds and is committed to the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression; we dot no discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, ethnicity, race, caste, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or sexual identity. 


HUSS’ vision is to be internationally recognized for its leadership and excellence in teaching, research and creative expression in the disciplines we represent. We build on our existing strengths to become the destination of choice for students and faculty members from around the world seeking in‐depth cultural exposure, combined with outstanding academic programs, cutting‐edge research, as well as an ethically engaged, diverse community of scholars. We aim to cultivate vital intellectual and critical capacities in our students and prepare them for a life of engaged service to the various communities — local, regional and international — of which they are valuable members. 


Excellence in all Forms
We continually strive to be among the best in all we do: in teaching, research, creative expression, service to our communities and service to each other in our daily interactions.


Diversity and Respect for Others
We seek to treat all individuals with dignity and fairness and to promote understanding and respect for diversity of perspectives, traditions and experiences and seek to defend those rights.


Social Responsibility and Service
We are committed to exploring the challenges that confront Egypt, the region and the world and to using our intellectual and creative capabilities to address these challenges, serve our communities and have a positive and sustainable impact on development, business, the environment and society.


Integrity and Individual Responsibility
We believe that individuals are accountable for their actions and, as members of a community, our individual actions have an impact on others. We are stronger as a community when we each reflect on the consequences of our decisions and actions. The University upholds the principles of academic integrity, including fairness, accountability and honesty.


Lifelong Learning
We believe that the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and personal and professional development should continue throughout one’s lifetime.