Hillsdale College offers free, not-for-credit online courses by its faculty. These online versions are based upon those in the College’s undergraduate Core Curriculum, which all Hillsdale students must complete prior to graduation.
In addition to lectures, these online courses feature readings, study guides, quizzes, and discussion groups. There is also an opportunity to receive certificates of completion for each course.
Questions and answers about the course:
Q: Is there any cost to register for these online courses?
A: No. All of the course materials are provided online, including the reading selections. A donation is suggested but not required to register for or participate in the course.
Q: Is there a certain time I have to register for and participate in the courses?
A: No, you may begin anytime. Once new material is released each week (according to the schedule), it is archived and available to view at your convenience.
Q: Do I need to complete the course by a certain date or time?
A: No. There are no set deadlines to complete the course material. You may work at your own pace.
Q: What grade level are the courses appropriate for?
A: These courses are best suited for those of a high school grade level and above.
Q: Are the courses available on DVD or CD?
A: No, we do not offer these courses on DVD or CD.
Q: How long are the lectures?
A: Each lecture is approximately 40 minutes in length.
Q: What time are the lectures? What happens if I miss a lecture or session?
A: Each lecture is pre-recorded. After the material has been released each week (according to the schedule), it is available to view at your convenience.
Q: Can I watch a lecture more than once?
A: Yes. You may view the lecture as often as you like.
Q: How long will the courses be available?
A: These courses will remain archived and available at your convenience for the foreseeable future.
Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by men and women who proclaimed themselves “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land,” and who believed that “the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.”