Welcome From the Dean
I would like to welcome you to our School of Humanities and
Social Sciences and thank you giving me this opportunity to introduce you more
fully to the rich, creative world of the school of which I am, more than ever,
immensely proud to be the dean.
Throughout our over 90-year history AUC has balanced a
strong commitment to liberal arts education in English with a concern for the
region’s needs for practical applications and professional specializations.
HUSS being the largest school at The American University in Cairo encompasses
eight departments: English and Comparative Literature, History, Performing and
Visual Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Rhetoric and Composition,
Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Egyptology, and Arab and Islamic
Civilizations. In addition it runs two language institutes; Arabic Language
Institute and English Language Institute. HUSS offers students the intimacy of a liberal
arts education, interaction with faculty within an environment where those
scholars are leaders in their fields, allowing our students to get the best of
The School of
Humanities prepares students to be global citizens equipped with the tools of
analysis, expression and cultural understanding required for leadership in
We welcome you to our school and hope you enjoy this ever
vibrant and exciting division of the University.
Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences
excellence is the goal of Dean Bruce Ferguson for the school of
humanities and social sciences at the American University in Cairo. Here
he gives us a glimpse into his own vision and philosophy on how that
will be achieved for the school, its faculty and students.