History: BA

a student and an ancient painting

History program covers a range of European, American, and Middle Eastern topics, and allows students the flexibility to develop and pursue their own interests. All courses develop in students an appreciation of the richness, complexity, and diversity of past civilizations, allowing them to examine the human experience in its fullest dimensions.

The program as a whole gives students appropriate historical, academic, and personal competencies, develops their intellectual sophistication, and provides a solid foundation for their future lives, preparing them for a wide variety of subsequent careers, from law or diplomacy to journalism or business.

This program is suitable for students who are interested in the following: 

  • Learning about the past to understand the present
  • Thinking critically
  • Placing global problems in a historical context

Many opportunities are available for students to gain hands-on experience, including internships at the AUC Library and University Archives, local history associations, NGOs that carry out oral history and archive research projects, and organizations working in restoration, community development, and heritage.

Graduates of the program have gone on to become:

  • Lawyers
  • Politicians
  • Professors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Teachers
  • Journalists
  • Diplomats
  • Authors
  • Filmmakers

Visiting professor, Elizabeth Kennedy, gives a short brief about AUC’s history undergraduate program

The program’s many alumni include Nareman Amin ’11, who holds a PhD from Princeton University, and Yasmeen Khamis ’14, who is the co-founder of Doodle Factory.

Our alumni have worked for the top companies and organizations in a variety of fields, including:

  • The United Nations
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Daily News Egypt
  • Ahram Online
  • Mada Masr
  • International School of Choueifat
  • SODIC

 

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