Studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology are designed to offer students a comprehensive and thorough basis for investigating and analyzing the complexities of social life and social phenomena. This goal is pursued with regard to comprehending the problems and characteristics of contemporary societies in general, and those of Israeli society in particular. Studying in the department offers the opportunity to deepen the understanding of societies and social behavior, and to open up new ways of thinking about how identities, cultures, and social organizations are shaped, experienced, and transformed.
Members of the academic staff of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University research a wide range of topics. Their researches are published in distinguished international and Israeli academic outlets. The department offers its students a rich variety of courses dealing with issues that are of relevance to contemporary social life and institutions, enabling them to thoroughly appreciate the contribution of sociology and anthropology to furthering the understanding of issues that stand at the forefront of academic research and at the heart of public concern and debate.