HILLSDALE, Mich., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College's free, online courses on the subject of the Constitution, politics, economics, and other subjects surpassed 1,000,000 total unique students, the College announced today.
"Hillsdale College was founded to provide 'sound learning' that will help preserve 'the blessings of liberty' in America," said Bill Gray, director of marketing at Hillsdale College. "For more than 170 years, we have provided that kind of education to our students. Now, with our online courses, we can invite citizens nationwide to learn from the same professors who teach on campus. Achieving this milestone is a great accomplishment, and indicates just how many people are eager to learn from Hillsdale."
Hillsdale College's first online course, "Introduction to the Constitution," launched in September 2011. Currently, Hillsdale offers more than a dozen courses, including:
- Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution
- The Presidency and the Constitution
- History 101: Western Heritage, From the Book of Genesis to John Locke
- History 102: American Heritage, From Colonial Settlement to the Reagan Revolution
- Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics
- Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint
- The Federalist Papers
- Winston Churchill and Statesmanship
- An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance
More than 868,800 people have enrolled in Hillsdale's Constitution courses since they were first offered, making it Hillsdale's most popular online course.
Most Hillsdale online courses last for 10 weeks and consist of weekly video lessons. Hillsdale College faculty members teach the 40-minute lessons. Students may begin an online course at any time and work through them at their own pace. For new courses, one session is released each week. Older courses are archived and available to view online indefinitely.
For more information or to register for an online course, go to 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 educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.
SOURCE Hillsdale College