HILLSDALE, Mich., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College today announced that registration is open for a new online course, "The U.S. Supreme Court." The free, not-for-credit 10-week course examines several landmark Supreme Court cases from a constitutional perspective, exploring the judiciary's impact on individual liberty throughout U.S. history.
"If we are to do our duty as a people, we need to understand how the judicial branch has affected the Constitution and our understanding of America's founding principles," said Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College and lecturer for two of the course's lessons. "This course will look at several of the most important cases in the Court's history — cases that have had a dramatic effect on our politics and our society today."
"The U.S. Supreme Court" is taught by Hillsdale College professors Larry P. Arnn, Adam Carrington, Stephen Markman, Paul Moreno, Ronald Pestritto, and Kevin Portteus. The first lecture was released Sept. 26 with new courses released every Monday.
Lesson release dates, topics and professors are:
1. Marbury v. Madison: Judicial Review
Larry P. Arnn
Sept. 26, 2016
2. Lochner v. New York: Property Rights
Oct. 3, 2016
3. NFIB v. Sebelius: Federalism
Oct. 10, 2016
4. Roe v. Wade: Privacy and Liberty
Oct. 17, 2016
5. Texas v. Johnson: Freedom of Speech
Oct. 24, 2016
6. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religious Liberty
Oct. 31, 2016
7. D.C. v. Heller: Second Amendment
Nov. 7, 2016
8. Brown v. Board of Education: Civil Rights
Nov. 14, 2016
9. Chevron v. NRDC: Administrative Law
Nov. 21, 2016
10. The Supreme Court Today
Larry P. Arnn
Nov. 28, 2016
Hillsdale College offers a catalog of free, online courses taught by its faculty in subjects ranging from the Constitution to Winston S. Churchill, education, economics, and public policy. More than 1,100,000 students have generated more than 1.7 million course enrollments since the program launched in Fall 2011.
For more information or to register for "The U.S. Supreme Court," 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 3.5 million.
SOURCE Hillsdale College