Saturday, October 13, 2012

Constitution 101 and 201

Wisco Dave sent me an email this morning asking if I knew anything about Hillsdale's online Constitutional courses and sent along the link. http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/
I signed up for them (free, with a small donation requested) but haven't gotten to check anything out yet other than the written introduction on the 101 and 201 courses but they do sound very interesting.
Constitution 101 schedule:
1. The American MindLarry P. Arnn

2. The Declaration of Independence
Thomas G. West

3. The Problem of Majority Tyranny
David Bobb

4. Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny
Kevin Portteus

5. Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
Will Morrisey

6. Religion, Morality, and Property
David Bobb

7. Crisis of Constitutional Government
Will Morrisey

8. Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Kevin Portteus

9. The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
Ronald J. Pestritto

10. The Recovery of the Constitution
Larry P. Arnn



And then we get to 201 and things start to pick up a little bit.
Constitution 201 schedule:
1.The Founders’ Constitution and the Challenge of ProgressivismLarry P. Arnn

2.Woodrow Wilson and the Rejection of the Founders’ Principles
Ronald J. Pestritto

3.Woodrow Wilson and the Rejection of the Founders’ Constitution
Ronald J. Pestritto

4.Overview: Founders vs. Progressives
Thomas G. West

5.FDR’s New Bill of Rights
William Morrisey

6.Total Regulation: LBJ’s Great Society
Kevin Portteus

7.The Transformation of America’s Political Institutions
Kevin Portteus

8.Post-1960s Progressivism
John Grant

9.Case Study: Religious Liberty in the Administrative State
Thomas G. West

10.Restoring Constitutional Government
Larry P. Arnn

Like I said, I haven't had a chance to get into any of it yet so this ain't an endorsement, just a heads up for a tool that you might be able to use.