If you’ve been listening to the Ricochet Podcast recently (or any of our other shows, for that matter), you’ve heard us talking about Hillsdale College and their online courses. In the last year, Hillsdale has started a series of online courses on the Constitution and Western Civilization. They now have over 500,000 people who have registered to participate. That’s pretty incredible for a small school of 1,400 in rural Michigan.
The lectures, including a number from Hillsdale’s president, Dr. Larry Arnn, are outstanding. Plus, they’re all archived so you can go through them at your convenience.
Now, Hillsdale has a brand new online history course called “American Heritage.” You can register – for FREE – at Ricochet.com/Hillsdale.
I probably don't need to tell our readers just how valuable these courses are. If you need any more convincing, however, let me leave you with a quote from Dr. Arnn, from his introductory lecture to the course:
We’re living right now at one of the key moments in American history, one of the pivots. We’ve got a nation that can’t continue…being organized in two different ways…How are you going figure out what the right way is? The answer is to learn the story of the country and learn the principles and institutions that have guided us.
I don’t know the last time you took an American history course … but we could all use a refresher. Register here. For your further edification, I've included the course schedule below:
1."Introduction: How to Think About American History"
Larry P. Arnn
Lecture Available February 25
Lecture Available March 4
3."Enlightenment and Natural Rights"
Lecture Available March 11
4."The American Founding"
Lecture Available March 18
5."Democracy: American Promise and its Dangers"
Lecture Available March 25
6."The Crisis of the Union"
Lecture Available April 1
7."The Gilded Age and the Robber Barons"
Lecture Available April 8
Lecture Available April 15
9."America as a World Power"
Lecture Available April 22
10."The Reagan Revolution"
Lecture Available April 29