Class Dates
08/21/2023 to 12/08/2023
Delivered By
Online Asynchronous
Thomas Vontz
Meeting Times
Meets by Appt
Meeting Location
Distance Education

Teaching the Constitutional Principles of America's Founders

EDCI 788 - Class Number: 14312


This course examines civic education in America and the central place of founding ideas in the civic education curriculum. Students analyze core ideas of constitutional government as put forth in founding documents such as the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Federalist Papers. Using ideas from the founding era, students investigate the strengths, weaknesses and pitfalls of constitutional democracy. Finally, the concluding unit examines why and how these ideas are useful to citizenship in America today. This course emphasizes primary document analysis and ongoing issues about the constitutional ideas of the founders.


  • Instructor Thomas Vontz's permission is required after 08/28/2023.

Student Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • Internet access

Enrollment Dates
03/20/2023 to 08/21/2023
Enrollment Limit

Credit/Tuition Options

Credit Option Hours

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