Our daughter, who is in college, recently took a course on her own time, as she was interested in learning the history and facts about the United States Constitution. She began by reading the Constitution (she carries a pocket version that we picked up in Washington, D.C. a few years ago), then she took this course by Hillsdale College. She highly recommends it to us and wanted me to share it with you.
I’ve highlighted courses by Hillsdale College in the past. It is a university that is one of America’s oldest schools. It has remained true to its founding and is an excellent source of history and literature teachings to this day.
a free college course on the united states constitution
The Constitution 101 course by Hillsdale College is on “the meaning and history of the Constitution.” The course is made up of 12 lectures. Here are the titles of each lecture:
- The Theory of the Declaration and the Constitution
- Natural Rights and the American Revolution
- Majority Tyranny and the Necessity of the Union
- Consent of the Governed and the Separation of Powers
- “To Secure These Rights” : Property, Morality, and Religion
- Slavery and the Roots of the Secession Crisis
- Secession and Civil War
- The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
- The New Deal and the Rise of the Administrative State
- The Administrative State Today
- Post-Sixties Liberalism and Contemporary Politics
- A Path to Restoration
The average lecture length is about 30 minutes, so with this course, and some accompanying reading, you could apply high school credit in history or civics to your student’s transcript.
how to take the free constitution college course
View the Constitution 101 course at Hillsdale College. You may need to do a simple email registration, but no fee is required, and their are no ads.
I will be taking the course alongside our teenager – there is much to learn in this area!