Created by:  University of Virginia

  • Professor Peter S. Onuf

    Taught by:  Professor Peter S. 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.
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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 175 ratings

A very informative course. I discovered so much about Jefferson and his era in a well rounded manner which while highlighting his achievements also demonstrated his failings.

Well done!

Thank you for an interesting, informative course.

I really enjoyed it. It was great to dive into the mind of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson is a fascinating, controversial, brilliant, and hugely important figure - unquestionably a "Founding Father", if you will - in our nation's history. Professor Onuf brings to light the key aspects of Jefferson's thinking, work and accomplishments, prompting this course participant to want to further explore all that he did, the challenges, and especially the people, who he was up against, his relationship with Sally Hemings and how that influenced his views regarding slavery, and much more.