Constitutional Studies I & II


Foundations (Constitutional Studies PART I) is a course intended to take students though the ideas and philosophies of the Founders as they pondered, crafted and developed the U.S. Constitution. Students can expect a heavy emphasis on the application of thoughts, ideas, and philosophies related to real-world events in today’s present culture.

It is assumed that students taking this course already a fundamental knowledge of the essentials of US History and the basic constructs of US Government.


Constitutional Studies I & II
(includes a 6 week CLEP prep course for the last 6 weeks of this course)

Full Year Course (1 Credit)
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 a.m  CST
Instructor Cindy Brumbarger

Students will annotate and grow in their understanding of the Constitution as well as supporting documents throughout the course of study. Focus will be on the body of the Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights.

Course Materials & Resources

  • The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World (W. Cleon Skousen, National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2006 or later, ISBN10 – 0880801484)
  • The U. S. Constitution: A Reader (Hillsdale College Politics Faculty, Hillsdale College Press, 2012, ISBN10 – 0916308367)
  • Constitutional Ideas – A Study Guide (Cindy Brumbarger, Stages publishing, 2018, this text will be made available directly to students in June of 2018)
  • Hillsdale College online courses: Students are encouraged to register as a user. Access is FREE and viewing various video resources which complement the lessons may be recommended.


$330 per class includes Scranton Performance Series test- Math, Reading, Language Arts & Lexile Reading Scores! Great tool for Mom AND fulfills state testing requirements! Dismiss