Monday, February 20, 2012

Constitution 101

A reader (thanks, Jim!) notified me of a college course which is being offered for free online by Hillsdale College ( starting today.  Hillsdale is a liberal arts college in Michigan about halfway between Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor.  I don't know anything about the college or this course other than what is below, but I know Jim to be an independent thinker and based on his recommendation want to publish this information for other readers.

Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts about 40 minutes.  For 10 classes that's less than 7 hours of lecture time -- so for the equivalent of less than one work day you can listen to a semester's worth of college-level constitutional theory.  If you spend one hour on your own reviewing the materials for every hour of lecture, we're talking two working days. 

Isn't the document which is the foundation of our great country worth two days of your time once during your life?  Register for Constitution 101 on the Hillsdale College website.

The information below is from the Hillsdale website:

About Constitution 101

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College.

Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students.

In this course, you can:
  • watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus;
  • study the same readings taught in the College course;
  • submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty;
  • access a course study guide;
  • test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and
  • upon completion of the course, receive a certificate from Hillsdale College.
You must register in order to participate in Constitution 101. Even if you have already signed up for a previous Hillsdale webcast or seminar, we ask that you complete the simple registration process for Constitution 101. There is no cost to register for this course, but we ask that you consider a donation to support our efforts to educate millions of Americans about our nation’s Founding documents and principles.

  1. The American Mind
    Larry P. ArnnMonday, February 20

  2. The Declaration of Independence
    Thomas G. WestMonday, February 27

  3. The Problem of Majority Tyranny
    David BobbMonday, March 5

  4. Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny
    Kevin PortteusMonday, March 12

  5. Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
    Will MorriseyMonday, March 19

  6. Religion, Morality, and Property
    David BobbMonday, March 26

  7. Crisis of Constitutional Government
    Will MorriseyMonday, April 2

  8. Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
    Kevin PortteusMonday, April 9

  9. The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
    Ronald J. PestrittoMonday, April 16

  10. The Recovery of the Constitution
    Larry P. ArnnMonday, April 23

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