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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 12 hours of videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Thomas Jefferson, American Icon

6 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon Preface3m
Jefferson’s Great Contribution8m
Doubting Thomas: Negative Responses to Jefferson and his Ideas8m
Jefferson’s Reputation from the Civil War to the Cold War18m
Interpreting Jefferson Today10m
1 reading
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence

5 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Declaration of Independence Preface3m
The Declaration and American History7m
Reluctant Revolutionaries: The Context for Writing the Declaration19m
Creating an American People25m
1 reading
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Jefferson and Slavery

5 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Slavery Preface2m
A Captive Nation: Slavery as War22m
“The most blessed of patriarchs”: Slavery in Peace9m
The Future of Slavery13m
2 readings
Jefferson and Slavery Readings10m
Discover the Resources of Monticello10m
1 practice exercise
Jefferson and Slavery10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Jefferson and Religion

6 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
A Chapel at the University of Virginia6m
A Chapel at Mr. Jefferson’s University10m
The Situation in Old Regime Virginia13m
Sustaining the Revolution10m
Jefferson’s Faith16m
1 reading
Jefferson and Religion Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Jefferson and Religion10m
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Top reviews from Age of Jefferson

By HMJul 25th 2016

Fantastic course by Dr. Onuf! I learned much and he helped correct misconceptions I harbored regarding Thomas Jefferson. Great videos and selected readings. The quizzes were relatively challenging.

By PLOct 13th 2017

Great lessons in the history of UVA and its architect/founder Thomas Jefferson. The professor was clearly excited about the subject matter and conveyed the history with enthusiasm and vigor.

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Professor Peter S. Onuf

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus
Corcoran Department of History

About University of Virginia

A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders....

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