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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Professor Emeritus: D. Cole, N. Hopkins
Professor: S. Altorki
Assistant Professors: M. Ensor, A. Pine, H. Sabea, M. Westmoreland

Anthropology is the comparative study of peoples, societies, and cultures in all their variations across time and space. It has roots in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities and is concerned with all aspects of human life. Anthropology addresses the evolution and biological unity of humankind, as well as the changing diversities that characterize human cultures and societies. Anthropology at AUC focuses on cultural and social anthropology. It engages in basic and applied research and in scholarly interpretation and also offers critical, reflexive, and empirical perspectives on past and present societies.


Professor: M. Abaza
Associate Professors: M. Abdelrahman, N. Nosseir, H. Rizzo (Chair)
Assistant Professors: J. Curiel, A. Czajka, K. Fahmi, A. Holmes

Sociology is the systematic study of society with special attention to social interaction and the social making of humans. It investigates the forces that hold society together and that threaten to pull it apart through the analysis of interaction at every level from micro-group interaction to competition of nation states. Having as its goal a holistic understanding of human society, human beings and their lives, sociology is relevant to a wide range of other disciplines and every day life issues. As a result, sociology has a broad scope that includes culture, family, gender, crime, religion, politics, development, population, and urbanization, among others. Besides their coursework, sociology majors are given the opportunity to carry out supervised field research as a part of their undergraduate program.


Professor Emeritus: K. Weeks
F. Haikal, S. Ikram
Assistant Professor: L. Sabbaby

Egyptology is the scientific study of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, a time span covering some 4,600 years. Egyptology covers all aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization, from language and religion to art, architecture and social structure.


Professor Emeritus: O. Farrag
Associate Professors: E. Coker
Assistant Professors: H. Henry, M. Amer, A. Justus, J. Simmons-Rudolf, S. Abuhamdeh, L. Charles

Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from infancy to adulthood. This development is studied against a background of major theoretical and applied domains of psychology, concentrating on important aspects of individual, group, and cultural dynamics.

Sociology - Anthropology

Professor Emeritus: M. Kennedy, A. Cole, N. Hopkins
Professors: S. Altorki, M. Abaza
Associate Professors: N. Nosseir, H. Rizzo (Chair), M. Abelrahman
Assistant Professors: H. Saber, M. Westuoreland, M. Ensor, J. Schaefer, A. Czajka, A. Holmes

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