Jul 25, 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.
Oct 13, 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.
교육 기관: Ilanka•
Sep 01, 2018
I enjoyed the course, though initially I expected more factual information. It's more of an emotional overview and, surprisingly, it allowed me to get a feel of that epoch. Lots of issues I found answers to. Great thanks to the entire team that worked to put this course together!
교육 기관: Manuela E•
Oct 02, 2015
Being Australian, I knew nothing about Jefferson so I came to this course with no expectations. I found it fascinating as it explained not only about Jefferson but about the American model of Government and Americans unique view of their nation. It is sometimes puzzling to an outsider to see this super nationalism and allegiance to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. As an aside, I wonder what Jefferson would think of the apparent obsession with the literal words of the Founding Fathers with respect to things like gun control. Very interesting indeed.
Mr Onuf is an excellent lecturer. You brought the topic alive
교육 기관: Aubrey P•
Oct 01, 2017
This was an awesome class because of the teaching methods, use, discussion and analysis of a variety of primary sources documents to dig deeper int understanding Thomas Jefferson, the man, plantation-slave owner, the politician and his thoughts about education and religion. It was very balanced in historical approach. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about understanding all elements that Jefferson pulled into the writing of the Declaration of independence.
교육 기관: Amanda D•
Jun 17, 2017
This was a great course. It was very informative and enjoyable. I liked the professor a lot. I am American and thought I knew a lot about Jefferson already, but this course really helped me consider the man from a lot of different angles and gave me a lot to think about.
교육 기관: Charles E M•
May 09, 2018
Thanks to this course I understand a great of the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson, and why my first cousin seven times removed, Congressman Thomas Wynns of North Carolina, was such a staunch supporter of this president. Thomas Wynns helped to begin the University of North Carolina at Chapel H
교육 기관: Margaret C•
Mar 11, 2017
Really insightful course giving a really amazing insight to the past political climate of the US, but also really shedding light on the current climate as well.
교육 기관: Sharon I•
Jun 12, 2017
I learned so much about Thomas Jefferson and his actual views and role in the Declaration of Independence. This course also helped me to form my own view of the issue of Mr. Jefferson and slave ownership that I can also apply with other Founding Fathers. This brief course has made me a better history teacher as well and I was happy to be able to share my new understandings with my students this past school year. It was especially satisfying to learn from a professor who is expert in this field and from the very university that Jefferson founded.
교육 기관: Michael H•
Apr 25, 2017
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.
교육 기관: James F•
Feb 21, 2019
I think it was a very interesting course . I really enjoyed Mr. Onufs lectures he is great .
교육 기관: racheal h•
Mar 04, 2019
This course helped me understand a man much admired for his vision and how he put it to work for America , with Democracy and Love . It goes along well with "The Written Constitution" Course that I took as well.
교육 기관: Kathleen S•
Jan 12, 2018
The professor is an excellent and entertaining lecturer...very compelling look at Jefferson, his life, and his accomplishments. I'm very happy the educators did not shy away from the more distasteful aspects of Jefferson's life (i.e. his being a slaveholder). There was also a good mix of lecture, q & a, and campus tours of UVA. I re
교육 기관: Marci A B•
Oct 30, 2015
Outstanding overview of one of the most important figures in American History.
교육 기관: kenneth j j•
Apr 25, 2016
교육 기관: Trần H C•
Jun 12, 2017
Professor Onuf is an incredibly passionate and demonstrative leader: a perfect choice for this course.
교육 기관: Dennis F S•
Dec 08, 2016
Exciting presentation. Excellent portrial of the periodic changes in thinking of TJ with his rise, fall and revival. While a conroversial thinker he truly was a renaissance men that will inspire future generations. America would not be exceptional, nor even a free country, empowed by the people.
교육 기관: Marco B•
Oct 06, 2016
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.
교육 기관: Chris G•
Sep 23, 2015
교육 기관: James E•
May 07, 2017
Thank you for an interesting, informative course.
교육 기관: Grace S•
Sep 25, 2016
Excellent course! I learned so much about Jefferson, and I appreciate Dr. Onuf's expertise on the subject.
교육 기관: Ekaterina P•
Aug 01, 2016
The lectures are so thought-provoking and enlightening... Thank you very much!
교육 기관: Michelle M•
Nov 22, 2015
Really interesting and enjoyable course.
교육 기관: Corinne S•
Mar 27, 2016
Really interesting to get such a deep perspective on Jefferson. I had very little interest in him, even growing up in his home state of Virginia, but now I can't wait to learn more. This is a great course worth a fantastic instructor. Highly recommended!
교육 기관: Charles H•
Jul 05, 2017
Professor Peter S. Onuf never deliver his course with a text, but he did with passion. Thank you sir for your guidance
교육 기관: Cheryl L D•
Oct 11, 2015
As a former student of UVA, it was wonderful to see the place again, listen to some of the stories we heard around "grounds" -- no campus here -- back when I was a teenager. I have followed Jefferson's life story, but Professor Onuf still manages to tell me some things I didn't know. Well researched lectures.
교육 기관: Marcos V M d S•
Jul 19, 2017
I really enjoy and learn about the ideas of Thomas Jefferson about the American revolution, the Constitution, the malaise of slavery of those days, the importance of education to keep alive the principles of that Revolution and what means The Earth belongs to the living".
Thanks professor Onuf. The course was simple Outstanding!!!