Created by:   University of Virginia

  • Peter Onuf

    Taught by:    Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus

    Corcoran Department of History

Commitment12 hours of videos and quizzes
Language
English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.5 stars
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University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, and located on a World Heritage site in Charlottesville, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 150 ratings

My only recommendation would be to add more photos, maps, illustrations, etc to the lectures, instead of twenty minutes of the camera pointed at the professor. It would help keep the attention of the viewer, in my opinion.

The course is really nicely done. Also for non-americans it is interesting even though a lot of background knowledge might be missing. But you have to be aware it is really more focused on the ideas of Jefferson and less on all the discussions and fights he had with his fellow statesmen at that time. I would have wished to learn also more about those.

Great Course! A profound analysis of Jefferson ideal and wish for the nation to be. This course demonstrate how great, clever and wise Jefferson was. Now I can better understand what JFK said during a Nobel prize winner reunion at the White House: This is the highest concentration of intelligent in this house since Jefferson had dinner alone. Thank you for sharing this course on the net.

Excellent course! I learned so much about Jefferson, and I appreciate Dr. Onuf's expertise on the subject.