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.
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.
I might have misread the course description but I expected more the class to be about Jefferson's policies in practice rather than his vision.The course however was well-structured and followed a logical thread. I did have some issue sometimes making heads and tails of the professor's lectures.
By Wendelin v O•
Way to easy. I could anser most of the question without looking at the lectures
By Drew F•
I was terribly disappointed in this course. Mr. Onuf spends the majority of these lectures implying what Jefferson thinks without discussing much in the way of actual history. Further, the course seems more of a commercial for the University of Virginia than anything else. Overall, a waste of time.
By Deleted A•
I don't appreciate his trying to be a preacher and convert people in the video in week 4. Especially hated the slam against Jews at 6:41. Great big no thanks to this professor. Read books instead.
By Jamon B•
The lectures are just videos of the professor bloviating about Jefferson. There is nothing academic about this course.