Hillsdale College’s online courses now turn to two major his­torical figures: Winston Churchill and C.S. Lewis.

The free, not-for-credit “Winston Churchill and States­manship” course reg­is­tration opened Wednesday. The six-week class, in which 30 to 40 minute session are released every Monday, is taught by college Pres­ident Larry P. Arnn and begins Oct. 5.

The Lewis course is still in devel­op­mental stage, according to Director of Mar­keting Bill Gray, but the college will begin adver­tising it in November.

“Churchill and Lewis are both taught here, and we think there will be a lot of interest in both courses among our online audience,” Director of Pro­grams for External Affairs Matt Bell said.

The courses are based on Churchill’s and Lewis’ writings and are the first online classes to focus on indi­viduals.

Hillsdale’s online classes are geared toward people who wish to pursue knowledge for their own good.

“Online courses,” Bell said, “are meant to reflect the kind of teaching and learning that goes on at Hillsdale College.”