Anglo-American University is excited to finally share that the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is announcing new programs and concentrations! In this interview, Colleen Timmons, Assistant Dean to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, shared her thoughts.

Why study the Humanities field?

Studying humanities and social sciences enhances our understanding of ourselves and our world. It develops an appreciation and understanding of literature, history, philosophy, and the arts, while also deepening our understanding of the human condition, including psychology, sociology, communication, and human relations. Humanities and social sciences study expands our knowledge of human cultures and helps us understand what binds us together and what differentiates us. It is a basis for informed and effective civic action and provides students with a toolkit for improving their lives, the lives of others, and the world in which we live.

Graduates of the humanities and social science program master a breadth of knowledge and skills which can lead to careers in a wide variety of fields: education, public service, curatorial and museum work, journalism, editing and writing, communications and media, library science, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, administration, government, public relations, human resources, counseling, marketing, sales, and public relations, among others.

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What’s new in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences?

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to introduce the new concentrations that will complement the existing program and make it more robust. Like the attractive major, Humanities Society and Culture ( Major), these new concentrations are multidisciplinary and well-rounded, yet at the same time, they provide opportunities for students to focus their studies and to pursue careers they are passionate about. There are more options and a chance to focus on a specific field of humanities and social sciences, which is really ideal:

The concentrations broaden our offer while preserving the core values of the humanities and social sciences, which are to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives and to enrich our understanding of ourselves as individuals, of our societies, and how we can improve both. The new concentrations are a response to the growing academic needs of the undergraduate student body to have a greater selection combined with the option to focus.

For a full list of available programs, see below.