New Hillsdale College Online Course Website

Hillsdale College has been expanding its efforts to teach millions of Americans about subjects such as American History, Politics, the Great Books, Economics, Theology, and more. Now Hillsdale has re-launched its catalog of free, online courses to immerse you in the Hillsdale classroom experience. The new mobile-friendly Hillsdale College online courses website was launched on January 8, 2020.

As of now, 25 courses are available free of charge to anyone who wishes to learn from distinguished faculty in classes inspired by Hillsdale’s core curriculum. Pursue an education in character, faith, and freedom necessary for self-government and the pursuit of happiness. You will find it useful for homeschool curriculum or for personal study. More than 900,000 students have generated more than 1.5 million enrollments since Hillsdale’s online course program originally launched in Fall 2011.

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to the Constitution (Hillsdale College’s first online course!)
  • Constitution 101: Meaning and History
  • The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives
  • Introduction to Aristotle’s Ethics: How to Lead a Good Life
  • The Second World Wars
  • Congress: How it Worked and Why it Doesn’t
  • The Young Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
  • Western Heritage: From Genesis to John Locke
  • Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories
  • Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition
  • American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day
  • Shakespeare: Hamlet and The Tempest
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • Athens and Sparta
  • Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint
  • Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance
  • Winston Churchill and Statesmanship
  • The Federalist Papers
  • A Proper Understanding of K-12 Education: Theory and Practice
  • Great Books 101: Ancient to Medieval
  • Great Books 102: Renaissance to Modern
  • The Presidency and the Constitution
  • Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism
  • Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics
  • The Great American Story: A Land of Hope (Coming 2/12/2020)

Learn more about these courses:

In order to begin learning on the new site, create a new account by clicking on this secure link:

If you had an online course account before and want to import your quiz data, use the same email address you used on the old site to make your new account. Otherwise, you can start fresh with a different email address.

Hillsdale online course accounts now have new features such as the ability to view an entire course on one page and to pick up where you left off easily. The new site also has improved course progress tracking tools and lecture notes that save automatically.

Kyle Murnen, Director of Online Learning at Hillsdale College, says, “Thank you for pursuing a liberal arts education in faith, freedom, and character with Hillsdale College. We hope you enjoy learning on the new site, and we encourage you to share it with your friends and family.”

If you have any questions about the new website, please feel free to e-mail or call (517) 607-2738.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the college 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 4.5 million. For more information, visit


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  1. Could you recommend a curriculum program that mirrors Hillsdale’s Classical teaching for 8th grader? Thank you.

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