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Our undergraduate certificate program is for students interested in a rigorous grounding in Western culture, reflecting on its traditions and values. Its emphasis is coursework focusing on languages and cultures, science, the arts, philosophy, law and government in their ancient, medieval, and modern forms
Western Civ classes are taught by faculty from all over the University and visiting scholars at the Benson Center, including the Conservative Thought and Policy Scholars. The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy teaches courses at CU Boulder as part of the program.
The Benson Center is now accepting applications from CU Boulder undergraduates for our Undergraduate Fellows Program. Undergraduate Fellows are offered special opportunities to engage with the Center, including discussions with visiting scholars, private receptions with prominent visitors, and advance notice about events and conferences. Our goal in creating the Benson Center Fellows program is to foster an environment of serious intellectual inquiry for all students who desire to learn more about the moral, economic, and political questions of our time.
The Benson Center funds research and educational initiatives that contribute to critical reflection on the development of Western civilization. Explore your dream career or raise your cultural awareness.