Who We Are
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences aims to lead and excel in teaching, research and creative expression in the disciplines we represent. We aim to become the destination of choice for students and faculty members from around the world seeking in‐depth cultural exposure, outstanding academic programs and cutting‐edge research, in a diverse, ethically engaged community of scholars. We cultivate vital intellectual and critical capacities in our students and prepare them for a life of engaged service to the local, regional and international communities of which they are valuable members.
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 nine departments: Applied
Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology. Together, they help to foster a deeper understanding of what it means to be human and the forces that shape us, both as individuals and within communities, and to enrich the engagement and impact of academic work in the local, regional and global contexts in which it occurs. HUSS faculty members are teacher-scholars who strive to produce relevant and groundbreaking research, and to provide students with the finest liberal arts education in the region.