Interested in the media, advertising, public relations, writing, marketing, spokesmanship in industry or government? Love the English language – and thirsty to learn from internationally recognized faculty from the world’s leading universities?
Strong communication skills, especially in English, are crucial in today’s global economy. The School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University is one of the few academic institutions that offers research and training in International Communication and Public Diplomacy. Students immerse themselves in small workshops on New Media, Advertising, Public Relations, and Broadcast Media – all instructed by internationally renowned researchers and lecturers.
The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University offers students a solid foundation in the history and development of English and American literature, with classes spanning the work of great canonical authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, and Dickens as well as contemporary authors. Courses and assignments also aim to develop high-level skills of analysis, critical thinking, argumentation, and self-expression.
The joint double-major BA in Bar-Ilan University’s School of Communication and Department of English Literature and Linguistics gives students an edge in their future careers as they study how communication techniques and technologies shape society and culture, while developing and refining excellent skills of English writing and analysis. Through this rich, combined program, students gain a greater understanding of multiculturalism – a key requirement in our world’s increasingly globalized economy.
Our graduates are sought-after and well-established in all fields of communication, both locally and globally. Many of them work in marketing, advertising, and public relations offices, radio and TV stations, website companies, and the press, and as media consultants in government and private offices. Of course, some have chosen to pursue academic research and teaching careers. And remember, English is the lingua franca of the Western world and permeates all industries. No matter what your desired field of work may be, this degree is an invaluable asset.
*Judaic Studies courses are academic courses in a variety of fields within the Faculty of Jewish Studies, offered through The School of Basic Jewish Studies. Admitted students who are not Jewish and would prefer to take 10 credits in General Studies courses should contact their program coordinator.
**General Studies courses are any course offered at the University (over 6,000) that is not related to your major and is not Judaic Studies. Students with a minimum level 4 Hebrew are permitted to take courses in Hebrew, should they choose.
*** Depending on their English language test scores, students may be required to take additional classes in English as a foreign language.