Western Culture


Western Culture integrates the various disciplines and unites Hampden-Sydney as a whole to explore the human condition and human civilization. The program consists of a three-semester series of courses taught by professors across departments, supplying them with a shared context for intellectual inquiry. Each semester of the program studies common readings, events, developments, and artistic masterpieces, which form a base from which students can reach out to specialize and to which they can refer as they continue through their years at Hampden-Sydney. These materials often become the subjects of college-wide colloquia making students and professors companions in their search for understanding.