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Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS).

AUC has been providing a rich liberal arts education to students from Egypt, the region and the world since it opened its doors almost 100 years ago in 1919. The HUSS mission embodies AUC’s commitment to an education that equips our students with the tools to be independent, critical, open-minded citizens of the world. HUSS students are engaged learners who impact the communities of which they are a part. Our faculty members and academic programs encourage students to explore the connections between their time in the classroom and its significance for life outside of it. Whether it is through Community-Based Learning courses, interdisciplinary research projects, campus-wide capacity building programs or outreach to communities beyond the campus walls, HUSS students are challenged to invest themselves in the pursuit of social justice and positive, sustainable change.

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 global community. We offer 35 degrees and diplomas at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty is truly world-class, teachers of the first order whose ground-breaking research forms the academic foundation for all we do. It is to them, and the students they inspire, that we owe our reputation as the finest liberal arts University in the region.

Today’s problems will not be solved by any one discipline, body of knowledge, field of expertise or skill set. AUC’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences prepares students to address the complex challenges that lie ahead by thinking critically, thinking creatively and thinking big.

Please join us and share in the adventure.

Nathaniel Bowditch

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences