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Undergraduate degree (BA) in Society and Politics


Undergraduate degree (BA) in Society and Politics, specializing in Political Communication


Why Study Government and Society?


Professionalism is our area of expertise


Small study groups


The best lecturers

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Undergraduate degree (BA) in Government and Society including professional internship


The Government and Society School at the Tel Aviv Academic College is the only academic institute in Israel that combines theoretical studies together with practical experience in the fields of government and society. Students personally get to know the institutes that impact the face of Israeli society.

Among the popular institutes for internship

The Knesset (Israeli parliament), Cameri Theater, Halamish – Government Municipal Company and Housing, Ganei Yehoshua (Tel Aviv's urban park company), Ayalon Highways, Tel Aviv-Yafo Tourism Association, Heichal Hatabit Tel Aviv (Charles Bronfman Auditorium), Amnesty, Greenpeace Mediterranean, The Voice of Peace (radio station), World Zionist Organization, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, The Israel Bicycle Association, Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit.


Small study groups


We believe personal attention and service leads to better scholastic achievements. Therefore learning is conducted in small study groups, providing for continuous, personal, and direct contact and communication with the lecturers.

Exercise classes – up to 30 students

Learning sessions – up to 90 students 


 The best lecturers 


Faculty members of the Government and Society School at Tel Aviv-Yafo Academic College are premier lecturers, and experts in both theory and practice in their respective fields. They are considered leading figures amongst the backbones of Israeli society and governance, in the academia and beyond it.
Commitment to Israeli society and its future and shaping and nurturing, vigorous, involved, curious students are all integral parts of our lecturers' high quality teaching.
Among our lecturers are Prof. Naomi Chazan, Dr. Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, Dr. Graciela
Trajtenberg, Prof. Nathan Schneider, Dr. Matan Oram, Prof. Assaf Meydani, Dr. Tamar Sagiv-Schifter, Dr. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, Dr. Mike Dahan, Dr. Diana Luzzatto, Dr. Hadas Yaron-Masgana, Dr. Noa Lavi, Dr. Arie Krampf, Dr. Zvi Barel, Ms. Lili Galili, and Mr. Dori Ben-Zeev.


School of Government and Society

Dean: Prof. Naomi Chazan

Head of school Administration: Ms. Shani Agasi

Academic Coordinator: Ms. Adi Gurfinkel

Tel: 03-680-3344

Fax. 03-680-3342



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The Academit>Government and Society>Specialization and Internship-year three

Specialization and Internship – year three


During the third year of undergraduate studies in government and society, students can choose between three specialization areas:

Public Administration
International Organizations
Civil Society Organizations


The list of organizations and institutes students choose from, changes from one year to another. Following are the internship positions offered in the academic year 5775 (2014-2015).


Internship in public administration

Internship in international organizations

Internship in civil society organizations


  • Students studying society and politics and specializing in political communication can choose to intern in their area of specialization during their third year of undergraduate studies.


The list of organizations and institutes students can choose from, changes from one year to another. Following are the internship positions offered in the academic year 5775 (2014-2015).


Internship in in political communication



The Academit>Government and Society>undergraduate studies (BA) in Society and Politics I Tel Aviv-Yafo Academic College

Undergraduate studies (BA) in Society and Politics


School of Government and Society offers a unique curriculum in Society and Politics, a program that follows interactions between governance, politics and society. This programs equips students with up-to-the minute, unmatched tools enabling them to professionally examine political and social processes.

During their second year of studies students may intern in civil society organizations, public administration, international organizations, as well as in institutes specializing in society, sustainability and management


Program Structure


Compulsory coursesBasic coursesElective coursesSeminar Internship



66 credits16 credits
(6 Political Science, 10 Sociology)
20 credits4 credits6 credits

112 credits




Internship in Society and Politics studies


As of their second year of studies, students enrolled in the society and politics program can choose to intern.

Internship includes a number of weekly hours students experience practical work in an organization or institute of their choice. The internship is an annual project granting 6 academic credits. Synchronizing practical work with theory, a theoretical part of the internship includes in-depth academic discussions, discussing themes, problems, and insights immerging from the work and internship.  

The students choose one out of three areas of internship: civil society organizations, public administration, or interning in international organizations – according to the cluster of specialization they have chosen.


Specialization clusters


Please note: students may choose to take courses from clusters other than their specializing cluster. These courses, therefore, will be recognized as elective courses.


1. Specializing in civil society

Over the past decade political, social, and economic changes have expanded the civil society and the scope of organizations active amongst it - NGO's, voluntary organizations, worker organizations, as well as associations advancing the rights of different groups in society.
The cluster of courses focusing on civil society is designed to provide students with academic infrastructure and understanding of the civil society, as well as an opportunity to practice professionally in one of the civil society organizations in Israel.


2. Specializing in politics and the Israeli society

How are decisions made in Israel? And how do Israelis choose their decisions makers?

The politics and Israeli society cluster is designed to provide students with the academic infrastructure and profound understanding of key processes in Israeli politics, and an opportunity to experience one of the players in the political arena.


3. Specializing in public administration

With all due respect to a handful of decision makers, the modern state is governed by bureaucrats. In Israel, one of the main challenges is to enhance public administration and streamline services rendered to the civil society.
The public administration cluster is designed to train students and prepare them toward careers in the public sector, providing an academic infrastructure and understanding of government and public institutes, as well as an opportunity to experience and practice in this sector.


4. Specializing in international politics

Accelerating globalization processes require reexamination of the international ecosystem, its dynamics, and the impact it has on the nation-states.

The international politics cluster combines subjects related to international relations and to comparative politics. This cluster is designed to expose students to key world processes, as well as provide an opportunity to practice and experience the impact these processes have on social life, the culture, and on politics in Israel.


4. Specializing in society, sustainability and management

This combined undergraduate (BA) program in society, sustainability, and management provides students with a broad and balanced perspective, taking into account resources, social, economic, and environmental needs, and requirements. The program emphasizes on educating the students, providing them with the understanding of how these disciplines interact and relate to one another, as well as to the field they have chosen to specialize in.
Targeting future decision makers in the public, private, and social sectors, in areas of governance, administration, and economics, the program provides an integrative toolbox of knowledge and competence.
Choosing this cluster of courses holds double value; both social and in terms of business. With a broad multidimensional macro approach on the subjects, the program being a melting pot of disciplines supports graduates handle sustainability issues in various areas of practice. Also, the unique collaboration between the two schools - school of economics and management and the school of government and society, allows for refining as well as expanding, developing critical thinking and attaining efficient and effective work tools.

A full description of the program is detailed in the handbook




The Academit > Government and Society >undergraduate studies (BA) in Society and Politics specializing in political communication


Undergraduate studies (BA) in Society and Politics specializing in Political Communication

Studying government and society, the students can choose the society and politics program and specialize in political communication. These studies focus on the linkage between mass culture and the new political culture. The program exposes the students to methods of measuring and shaping public opinions, as well as to innovations in the fields of political marketing, advertising and the impact and influence media has on decision-making itself.  

Program Structure
The program incorporates compulsory courses from the school of government and society, as well as compulsory courses belonging to the division of political communication. This program is equivalent to universities' expanded programs.  

Compulsory courses in Government & SocietyBasic courses

Basic courses

Political Science

Elective courses in

Government & Society


Seminar Internship



78 credits10 credits6 credits8 credits4 credits6 credits

112 credits