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The Certificate in Western Civilization is intended for students who focus a portion of their university studies on the foundations of western thought and society. Its emphasis is coursework focusing on languages and cultures, science, the arts, philosophy, law and government in their ancient, medieval, and modern forms. Click here to learn more about the Foundations of Western Civ Certificate.
Western Civ classes are taught by faculty from all over the University but are often taught by visiting scholars at the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy, including the Conservative Thought and Policy Scholars.
The Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought & Policy also teach courses at CU-Boulder as part of the program.
The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy is now accepting applications from CU Boulder undergraduates for our new Undergraduate Fellows Program. Undergraduate Fellows will be offered special opportunities to engage with the Center, including intimate discussions with our visiting scholars, private receptions with prominent visitors, and advance notice about events and conferences. Our goal in creating the CWCTP 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. Click here to learn more about the CWCTP Undergraduate Fellows Program.
The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy funds research and educational initiatives that contribute to critical reflection on the development of Western civilization.