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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 10 departments: Applied Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, Educational Studies, English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology. 

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Dean's Welcome


Message from the Dean

What makes AUC unique in Egypt is our commitment to a liberal arts education – and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) has always been central to that mission. The courses, programs, and majors offered by the faculty and departments of HUSS provide discipline-based expertise in a wide range of fields. 

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Welcome to HUSS

Upcoming Events

UNDER CTRL Graphic Design Exhibition

On going from Sunday, September 3, 2023, 09:00 AM - Sunday, October 15, 2023, 04:00 AM
AUC New Cairo
[From Sep 3 to Oct 15] Join us for an exciting show featuring the works of the graduating class and get inspired by their innovative designs, which tackle social, educational and environmental issues.

Animals and Humans in Egypt's Contemporary Cities

On going from Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 09:30 AM - Thursday, October 5, 2023, 05:00 PM
AUC Tahrir Square
Join this exciting talk to explore the presence of animals, their behavior and patterns of human-animal relationships in the Egyptian urban space.


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Meet Our New Faculty

A warm welcome to all our new faculty! With research interests from international policy to visual storytelling, we are thrilled to have incoming faculty this fall who are experts in a range of disciplines. Read more about the wide array of knowledge they bring to AUC, and enjoy hearing a few fun facts – they may surprise you!

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UNDER CTRL Graphic Design Exhibition part 1

UNDER CTRL Graphic Design Exhibition part 2

Freshmen Energized to Begin New Semester

Orientation Day Fall 2023

Important Links And Resources

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Departments Contact List

HUSS is available to support you and answer your questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm. Kindly find below each individual department contact information.

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AUC Library Services

Get access to the AUC library's range of services including databases, electronic books and special collections. 

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Five New Plays on Sexual Harassment in Egypt

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Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas

Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas

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Latin American and Arab Literature: Transcontinental Exchanges book cover

Latin American and Arab Literature: Transcontinental Exchanges

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 Creating Effective Blended Language Learning Courses: A Research-Based Guide from Planning to Evaluation

Creating Effective Blended Language Learning Courses: A Research-Based Guide from Planning to Evaluation

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A History of World Egyptology

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STEM in Science Education and S in STEM

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A History of Arab Graphic Design

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Egypt 1919: The Revolution in Literature and Film

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Kingship, Power, and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt

Kingship, Power, And Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt

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Western Theatre in Global Contexts, Directing and Teaching Culturally Inclusive Drama Around the World

Western Theatre in Global Contexts

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Language of Tomorrow

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Important Facts

Undergraduate students


Graduate and Undergraduate Programs


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HUSS in Motion

Eman Morgan: A Passion for Preserving History

Music Major Makes Major Strides

AUC Welcomes the Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch

Professor Jillian Campana Sums Up the AUC Experience at Open Day

Liberal Arts Education Explained Onstage

Mapping the Past with AUC Alumnus and Egyptologist Mark Lehner

International Students Share Experience at AUC

AUC, Oberlin Students Explore Cairo Museums Through Immersive Classes

AUC Faculty Munira Khayyat Publishes Book on War in South Lebanon

Heaven and Hell in the Anthropocene: Faculty Art Installation at COP27

Christmas Celebrations at AUC, performances by A CaPop choir, led by Nesma Maghoub '13, in addition to an alumni bazaar, games and activities.

AUC community members share their excitement and showcase their impactful climate change research as active participants in COP27.

Course on Sustainability Engages Students with Their Community

Earth Turns: The Climate Crisis Takes Center Stage

The Earth Turns Play

Contact Us

AUC New Cairo, AUC Avenue, P.O.BOX 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Room 1070, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall (HUSS)

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