Hillsdale’s Online Churchill Course

Hillsdale’s Online Churchill Course

Dr. Larry Arnn
Dr. Lar­ry Arnn con­ducts the Churchill course.

Sep­tem­ber 29th— Hills­dale Col­lege opened reg­is­tra­tion for a new, free, not-for-cred­it, online course, “Win­ston Churchill and States­man­ship,” which begins on Oct. 5. The six-week course, taught by Hills­dale Col­lege Pres­i­dent Lar­ry P. Arnn, exam­ines the life, lessons and lega­cy of Sir Win­ston Churchill. Reg­is­ter online at online.hillsdale.edu/Churchill.

This course is part of the bat­tery of new pro­grams offered by The Churchill Project for the Study of States­man­ship, which I am hon­ored to serve as a senior fel­low. I warm­ly rec­om­mend this illu­mi­nat­ing, stim­u­lat­ing, and above all accu­rate, free course as a mini-edu­ca­tion on Churchill’s states­man­ship, con­duct­ed by an inde­fati­ga­ble schol­ar and a friend of 40 years. 

Win­ston S. Churchill was the lead­ing states­man of the 20th cen­tu­ry, and one of the great­est in all of his­to­ry. From a young age, Churchill under­stood the unique dan­gers of mod­ern war­fare, and he worked to respond to them. Though best known for his lead­er­ship dur­ing World War II, he was also a great defend­er of con­sti­tu­tion­al­ism. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers time­less lessons about the virtues, espe­cial­ly pru­dence, required for great states­man­ship.

“Churchill’s life and career may be the best exam­ple mod­ern his­to­ri­ans have of what it means to be a states­man, pro­vid­ing time­less lessons of jus­tice and injus­tice, of life and death, and how to lead with strength and con­vic­tion,” said Dr. Arnn.

The course con­sists of six 30-40 minute ses­sions, which are released every Mon­day and are avail­able on-demand once pub­lished:

Week 1 – “Why Study Churchill?”
Octo­ber 5, 2015

Week 2 – “The Prob­lem of Mod­ern War”
Octo­ber 12, 2015

Week 3 – “A Strat­e­gy for Mod­ern War”
Octo­ber 19, 2015

Week 4 – “The Prob­lem of Mod­ern Pol­i­tics”
Octo­ber 26, 2015

Week 5 – “Churchill’s Plan for Free­dom”
Novem­ber 2, 2015

Week 6 – “What Churchill Teach­es Us About Our Time”
Novem­ber 9, 2015

Hills­dale Col­lege offers a cat­a­log of free online cours­es taught by its fac­ul­ty in sub­jects rang­ing from the Con­sti­tu­tion, edu­ca­tion, great books, and eco­nom­ics. More than 830,000 stu­dents have gen­er­at­ed more than 1.2 mil­lion course enroll­ments since the pro­gram launched in autumn 2011.

For more infor­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for “Win­ston Churchill and States­man­ship,” click here.

About Hills­dale Col­lege

Hills­dale Col­lege, found­ed in 1844, 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 2.9 mil­lion.

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