The studies in the department of sociology and anthropology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invite students to a unique intellectual experience. Already in their Undergraduate studies students face foundational theoretical studies that are applied in a myriad of manners: sociology and anthropology of organizations, identity and otherness, memory, military, health and sickness, gender, religion, ceremonies, tourism, employment, human rights, economy, demography, deviance, education, culture, leadership, ethnicity, globalization, and more. This exposure to the interdisciplinary quality of theoretical thought allows students to choose from a wide variety of courses and personalize for themselves either a focused or broad program of study.
In the Undergraduate studies there is formal differentiation between sociological and anthropological studies, but in the second and third years’ students may find courses that may employ a greater emphasis on either one. The possible courses of study are as follow: interdisciplinary (a combination of sociological and anthropological courses with the addition of another discipline) and mono-disciplinary (studies in the sociology and anthropology department with the addition of complementary studies). Freshmen will participate in the program of interdisciplinary studies, and will be able to transfer to a single discipline course of study in their sophomore year of study, according to the standard faculty policy.