Online Classes Offered at Hillsdale College

Hillsdale Online Classes and Hillsdale Dialogues

Hillsdale College offers free online courses covering the American Constitution as well as the Athenian and Spartan civilizations. In addition to free online courses, Hillsdale president Larry P. Arnn and Hugh Hewitt record weekly dialogues about literature, history, philosophy, and of course, current events, all of which are accessible online.


“Introduction to the Constitution” Course

This course is taught by Hillsdale’s current president,  Larry P. Arnn. In the “Introduction to the Constitution,” students explore the key components of American constitutionalism, beginning with a careful study of the Declaration of Independence, continues with an examination of sovereignty , and ends with a diagnosis of progressivism.

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“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” Course

In this course, students investigate the essence of the American regime. To accomplish this aim, the course surveys crises of American history and the causes of the American regime. Upon examining the causes of the American Founding, it becomes apparent that it was both conservative and revolutionary. The Founders justified the American Revolution by showing in the Declaration of Independence that English rule over the colonies violated “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” Therefore this course focuses on the Declaration in order to understand better the Constitution. This course is taught by several Hillsdale professors including Larry P. Arnn, Thomas G. West, and Ronald J. Pestritto.

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“Athens and Sparta” Course

This course examines the histories and governments of the Athens and Sparta. Topics covered include the constitutions of the regimes, the Persian War, the Peloponnesian War, and why a studying the classics is worthwhile. The course is taught by Larry P. Arnn, Victor Davis Hanson, and Paul A. Rahe.

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“Aristotle on Tyranny” Hillsdale Dialogue

Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn and Hugh Hewitt sit down to discuss Aristotle’s treatment of tyranny on The Politics. Listen below, or find it at Hillsdale’s Online Courses Blog.




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