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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

C.S. Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He was also the author of works of fiction, including the Chronicles of Narnia, and of philosophy, including The Abolition of Man. This course considers Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

C.S. Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He was also the author of works of fiction, including the Chronicles of Narnia, and of philosophy, including The Abolition of Man. This course considers Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

Introduction to the Constitution

The Founders believed that the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness through ordered liberty.

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Introduction to the Constitution

The Founders believed that the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness through ordered liberty.

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Introduction to the Constitution

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course examines the causes and principles of the American Revolution, the debate over the Constitution at the Founding, and the great challenges to the Declaration and Constitution, including the Civil War, Progressivism, and the rise of the New Left.

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Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. It examines a number of original source documents from the Founding period, especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. It also considers two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

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Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

The Western theological tradition stretches back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Hebrews. This tradition has had a profound impact on the development of Western Civilization as a whole. This course considers the origins and development of Western religious theology from the Old Testament through the twentieth century.

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Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

The Western theological tradition stretches back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Hebrews. This tradition has had a profound impact on the development of Western Civilization as a whole. This course considers the origins and development of Western religious theology from the Old Testament through the twentieth century.

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Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Mark Twain is the father of modern American literature. His realist fiction reveals timeless truths about human nature and encourages reform in the reader and society. Of Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Mark Twain is the father of modern American literature. His realist fiction reveals timeless truths about human nature and encourages reform in the reader and society. Of Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest in all of history. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

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Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest in all of history. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

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Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, can be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Mark Twain is the father of modern American literature. His realist fiction reveals timeless truths about human nature and encourages reform in the reader and society. Of Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Mark Twain is the father of modern American literature. His realist fiction reveals timeless truths about human nature and encourages reform in the reader and society. Of Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

C.S. Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He was also the author of works of fiction, including the Chronicles of Narnia, and of philosophy, including The Abolition of Man. This course considers Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

C.S. Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He was also the author of works of fiction, including the Chronicles of Narnia, and of philosophy, including The Abolition of Man. This course considers Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

Order Today

Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

The Western theological tradition stretches back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Hebrews. This tradition has had a profound impact on the development of Western Civilization as a whole. This course considers the origins and development of Western religious theology from the Old Testament through the twentieth century.

Order Today

Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

The Western theological tradition stretches back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Hebrews. This tradition has had a profound impact on the development of Western Civilization as a whole. This course considers the origins and development of Western religious theology from the Old Testament through the twentieth century.

Order Today

Introduction to the Constitution

The Founders believed that the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness through ordered liberty.

Order Today

Introduction to the Constitution

The Founders believed that the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness through ordered liberty.

Order Today

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. It examines a number of founding documents, especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. It also considers two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

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Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. It examines a number of original source documents from the Founding period, especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. It also considers two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

Order Today

Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest in all of history. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

Order Today

Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest in all of history. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

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The Federalist Papers

Thomas Jefferson described The Federalist Papers as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.” This course will explore major themes of The Federalist Papers, such as the problem of majority faction, separation of powers, and the three branches of government.

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Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. It examines a number of original source documents from the Founding period, especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. It also considers two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

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The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

Thomas Jefferson described The Federalist Papers as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.” This course will explore major themes of The Federalist Papers, such as the problem of majority faction, separation of powers, and the three branches of government.

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Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest in all of history. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

Order Today

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn't

The Framers of the Constitution institutionalized the legislative power in Article I, which grants limited powers to a bicameral Congress, with the aim of securing the rights of American citizens. This course explores the Founders’ understanding of the legislative power and how Congress should work, the Progressive rejection of that understanding, and how that rejection has affected American politics.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn't

The Second World Wars

World War II, the greatest armed conflict in human history, encompassed global fighting in unprecedented ways. This course analyzes Allied and Axis investments and strategies that led one side to win and the other to lose. It also considers how the war’s diverse theaters, belligerents, and ways of fighting came eventually to define a single war.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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The Second World Wars

American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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Great Books 101

This course, taught by Hillsdale College faculty, will introduce you to great books from antiquity to the medieval period. You will explore the writings of Homer, St. Augustine, Dante, and more. This course will challenge you to seek timeless lessons regarding human nature, virtue, self-government, and liberty in the pages of the great books. 

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Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. It examines a number of original source documents from the Founding period, especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. It also considers two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

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Great Books 101

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 declares that: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”
 
This grand purpose animated the founding of Hillsdale College, which seeks to provide the education necessary to perpetuate constitutional government. To further these efforts, Hillsdale College produces free online course that provide timeless lessons on politics, history, philosophy, literature, religion, and economics. 

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The Second World Wars

World War II, the greatest armed conflict in human history, encompassed global fighting in unprecedented ways. This course analyzes Allied and Axis investments and strategies that led one side to win and the other to lose. It also considers how the war’s diverse theaters, belligerents, and ways of fighting came eventually to define a single war.

Start this course today »

Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn't

The Framers of the Constitution institutionalized the legislative power in Article I, which grants limited powers to a bicameral Congress, with the aim of securing the rights of American citizens. This course explores the Founders’ understanding of the legislative power and how Congress should work, the Progressive rejection of that understanding, and how that rejection has affected American politics.

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Learn about the great ideas and figures that have shaped America.

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

Order Today

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

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Aristotle

In the Nicomachean Ethics—the first book written on the subject of how best to live—Aristotle argues that human happiness chiefly depends upon a person’s character, which is formed by making good choices. This course examines Aristotle’s teachings about human nature, the meaning of the good, and the virtues necessary for happiness. Students will not only learn what Aristotle says about the good life, but will also explore ways to put this knowledge to work.

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American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

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Aristotle

Genesis

Genesis is a book of fundamental importance for the Jewish and Christian faiths and has exerted a profound influence on Western Civilization. In addition to being a great religious text, it is also a literary masterpiece. This course explores some of the work's major narrative themes, including the complex relationship between God and man, the consequences of a rupture in that relationship, and the path towards reconciliation.

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Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

The Western heritage has its origins in the time of the ancient Hebrews and in classical Greece. The greatest accomplishments of the West, whether in philosophy, religion, art, or science, and be traced back to these beginnings. This course considers the history of Western Civilization from the Hebrews to the Glorious Revolution.

Order Today
Genesis

American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

Order Today

American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

Order Today

Genesis

Genesis is a book of fundamental importance for the Jewish and Christian faiths and has exerted a profound influence on Western Civilization. In addition to being a great religious text, it is also a literary masterpiece. This course explores some of the work's major narrative themes, including the complex relationship between God and man, the consequences of a rupture in that relationship, and the path towards reconciliation.

Start this course today »

Aristotle's Ethics: How to Lead a Good Life

In the Nicomachean Ethics—the first book written on the subject of how best to live—Aristotle argues that human happiness chiefly depends upon a person’s character, which is formed by making good choices. This course examines Aristotle’s teachings about human nature, the meaning of the good, and the virtues necessary for happiness. Students will not only learn what Aristotle says about the good life, but will also explore ways to put this knowledge to work.

Start this course today »