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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Thomas Jefferson, American Icon

1 hour to complete
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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence

1 hour to complete
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Jefferson and Slavery

1 hour to complete
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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Jefferson and Religion

1 hour to complete
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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