Hillsdale College Launches Free Online Course: "Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint"

Feb 15, 2016, 14:25 ET from Hillsdale College

HILLSDALE, Mich., Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College today announced that registration is open for a new online course, "Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint." Taught by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn and other Hillsdale faculty, the free, not-for-credit, 12-week course examines the fundamental and ongoing disagreement over the purpose of government, and considers modern public policy issues and controversies as they relate to the United States Constitution. The course will be available in weekly installments beginning Feb. 22.  

The course consists of 12 sessions, each 30 to 40 minutes long, which will be released every Monday and will be available on-demand once published. Each week also features a Q&A session with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism program, and that week's faculty member, along with a quiz for students to test their learning. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to take a final quiz in order to receive a free Certificate of Completion.

Lesson release dates, topics and professors are:

  1. The Constitution and the American Political Tradition
    Larry P. Arnn
    February 22, 2016

  2. Principles in American Politics
    Thomas G. West
    February 29, 2016

  3. Freedom of Speech and Religion
    Paul Rahe
    March 7, 2016

  4. Immigration
    Kevin Portteus
    March 14, 2016

  5. Regulation
    Ronald J. Pestritto
    March 21, 2016

  6. Terrorism and Foreign Policy
    Will Morrisey
    March 28, 2016

  7. Health Care
    Gary Wolfram
    April 4, 2016

  8. Race and Affirmative Action
    Paul Moreno
    April 11, 2016

  9. The Environment
    John W. Grant
    April 18, 2016

  10. Taxes
    Michael J. Clark
    April 25, 2016

  11. Marriage and Family
    Kevin Slack
    May 2, 2016

  12. Education
    Larry P. Arnn
    May 9, 2016

Hillsdale College offers a catalog of free, online courses taught by its faculty in subjects ranging from the Constitution to Winston Churchill, education, and economics. More than 900,000 students have generated more than 1.4 million course enrollments since the program launched in Fall 2011.

For more information or to register for "Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint," visit https://online.hillsdale.edu/.

About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.

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