College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Adapting the AU Forward Fall Plan

Operations Update: Fall 2020 Classes to Be Held Online

In response to changing COVID-19 health and safety conditions and guidance, fall courses will be held primarily online. Find updates and info at AU COVID-19 Resources Page.

Learning Support Services offers Faculty Teaching and Student Learning resources.

News & Events

Professor David Vine

International ·

Report Finds at Least 37 Million People Displaced by US Post-9/11 Wars

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Light beams shining through a prism

Science ·

Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

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American University alumni Khalifa Said-al Mahmoud  talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Alumni ·

Historic Moment Between Netanyahu and Former AU Student

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Mia Owens with Ohio resident working at a computer

Humanities ·

Fellowship Created for Studying History of Slavery in Washington, D.C.

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CAS Achievements

  • Ignacio Gonzalez-Garcia (economics) was awarded $150,363, from the New Venture Fund, for his work entitled "Changes in Taxation and Inequality: A quantitative exercise for the U.S." September 2020

  • Glen Kwende (economics) was granted $15,000, from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, for his project entitled "Workers' bargaining power in the United States over time." September 2020

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Professor Matt Hartings speaks remotely from his kittchen

STEM Moves Online

Faculty welcome students and share lots of exciting ideas for virtual learning and research. 

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AU College: The Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day, including the many aspects of COVID-19 and their far-reaching consequences.

Growing Passion, Reducing Impact

Being able to be part of this is just an incredible feeling.

AU becoming carbon neutral instills me with such a feeling of pride. I've worked on so many different aspects of sustainability-social media promotion, sustainability-themed trivia night, and the Waste Race, a competition between residence halls to divert trash away from landfill and into compost and recycling-so reaching this milestone still gives me goosebumps.

Learn more about ways to get involved with Sustainability at AU.

Why the College of Arts & Sciences?

Students and alumni discuss distinctive features of the College, why they chose their particular degrees, and program opportunities they pursued.