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 Scholar.
We presently offer two courses, the topic of which varies from semester to semester.
CWCV 2000 is our core course on the Western Tradition. It encourages a historical and critical investigation into the formative influences on what is often called Western culture, including religious, political, social and economic factors, and contemporary interpretations and critiques of these developments and concepts.
CWCV 4000 is our advanced course on the Foundations of Western Civilization. Topics vary widely from semester to semester.
Conservative Thought & Policy Courses The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy teaches courses at CU-Boulder as part of the program. Click here to learn more about Conservative Thought & Policy Courses.