Bringing together liberal arts and social sciences into one faculty known for interdisciplinary education and research.

In the world of higher education where there is less emphasis on the humanities,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is proud to be the only university in Israel with a combined faculty (what would be a college in the U.S.) of humanities and social sciences.

Home to 19 diverse departments, the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes collaboration among scholars within and across departments and faculties – at BGU, in Israel and internationally.

What’s more, the Pinchas Sapir Faculty offers innovative programs and is home to research centers that allow BGU students to make an impact on the local Negev community, Israel and the world.

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Departments

Humanities

The Arts

Bible, Archaeology and the Ancient Near East

Conrad and Chinita Abrahams-Curiel Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics

Hebrew Language

Hebrew Literature

History

Jewish History

Goldstein-Goren Department
of Jewish Thought

Middle Eastern Studies

Philosophy

Social Sciences

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Communications

Education

Economics

Geography and Environmental Development

Politics and Government

Psychology

The Charlotte B. and Jack J. Spitzer Department of Social Work

Sociology and Anthropology

Study Tracks

In addition to the faculty’s 19 departments, these innovative study tracks are also available for students to pursue as part of their B.A. degrees:

  • African Studies
  • Behavioral Studies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Gender Studies
  • Israel Studies
  • Science and Technology Education

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Ancient Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer-Sheva

April 4, 2019

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Archaeologists from BGU excavate a rare well-preserved Jewish settlement from the Second Temple period.

Making the Desert a Work of Art

March 29, 2019

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Beer-Sheva is becoming the mainstay of Israeli art in the Negev, thanks to BGU.

Campaign Polls Influence Election Results

March 25, 2019

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

BGU study using AI shows that people tend to vote for the candidate who is leading in the polls.