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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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Welcome to HUSS

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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Call for Submissions!

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Piece of Mind: 10 Minute Play Festival

In collaboration with AUC Mental Health and Well-being Initiative, AUC theater program is announcing a Call for Submissions for a series of short, original plays written by, and for, the AUC Community (students, alumni, staff and faculty). Chosen plays will be assigned a director, and a cast with three nights of performances in early February in the Howard Café. Read more about Piece of Mind Play Festival.

Submissions are due October 15, 2022

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Upcoming Events

Understand and Cope with Anxiety

Sunday, September 25, 2022, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Anxiety serves in many ways, but when it is excessive, it harms our well-being, join our workshop to learn more about Anxiety and how to cope with it.

AUC's Road to COP27

Monday, September 26, 2022, 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
AUC New Cairo
AUC is participating in COP27 to support the agenda for climate action and continue its role in educating the public and diffusing innovation for a sustainable future. Join in to learn about all the activities at the AUC pavilion at the Green Zone COP27.


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AUC, WHO Leadership in Mental Health Program Boosts Wellbeing Across Mediterranean Region

The same year she was appointed director of the mental health unit at Palestine’s Ministry of Health, Samah Jabr took part in the Leadership in Mental Health, Eastern Mediterranean Region (LMH) training program at AUC. Years later, Jabr reflects on what the course enabled her to do.

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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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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

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Graduate and Undergraduate Programs


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HUSS in Motion

What is Liberal Arts?

AUC's Theatre program presents the play, Ancient Games

Tracing the Past

HUSS Outreach Takes Ancient Games Play to Local Schools

Ancient Games and Set in Stone

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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