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.
Dec 29, 2015
автор: Marco V•
Oct 06, 2015
Un gran curso y excelente recorrido por una de las épocas de esplendor de la nación más influyente de nuestros tiempos.
автор: Johan J•
Jan 31, 2016
Fantastic stuff for anyone interesting in the subject matter.
автор: Pamela W•
Aug 14, 2015
I highly recommend this course. I learned a great deal about Jefferson.
автор: Lisa S•
May 30, 2017
One of the very best courses I have taken - a totally engaging experience
автор: Tom H•
Jan 18, 2016
I found the course interesting and very stimulating. It allowed insight into a very interesting period in world history.
автор: Justin R•
Jul 08, 2017
This course gave me greater insight into Jefferson in an efficient and accessible way.
автор: Arna G S•
Aug 05, 2019
The best course I've taken to date.
автор: j. s•
Nov 02, 2019
I knew little of Jefferson and his role in the founding of this country and the principles he set forth.
This was an excellent course that I would recommend to anyone.
The tours of the campus were a nice interjection.
автор: Nancy W O•
Nov 01, 2019
I enjoyed this course very much. I wanted to learn more about Jefferson and how his beliefs relate to and influence today's democracy.
автор: Fernando R•
Nov 20, 2019
Excellent course. I have learned a lot.
автор: Becky E•
Dec 29, 2016
Excellent class! This is an overview of who Jefferson was, what he really thought and believed in, what his contradictions were and why they existed, and how the perception of him has changed through different historical periods. I thought I knew a reasonable amount of information about Jefferson and the revolutionary period, but I learned so much about the historical and cultural context of the time and how it shaped Jefferson's thoughts!
Given our current judicial system's split over whether the constitution should be regarded according to the 'originalist' intention or whether it is a living document, I was surprised to find that Jefferson himself saw it as a living document, to be reshaped by each generation. Understanding why he thought that is really essential to understanding how to think about the problem today. So this isn't just history, it's current events!
I was concerned that the course seemed to be all lecture, but by the second week I was hooked. Dr Onuf is a compelling speaker, and tries to convey who Jefferson was, the world he existed in, and get you to think about Jefferson in all his complexity. The reading material is all pertinent, and (thank you!) not overwhelming. This course is "right-sized" for an online forum. I think you could spend about an our or maybe two per week on the lectures and reading material, and do fine. You would do yourself a favor to view each lecture twice though, as there is a lot of material in each one.
I would consider retaking the course for review, and would definitely take another course from Dr. Onuf. This was terrific, and I don't say that lightly.
автор: Kristopher K•
Jan 11, 2016
автор: Billie J•
Sep 04, 2017
Great Course! Not being from here, this course helped me understand some fundamental differences between Canadian and American history; and the obvious differences in our cultures today.
автор: Doug F•
Feb 11, 2018
I enjoyed the course. Jefferson was a true revolutionary; this course details his leadership in bringing about many of the liberties we take for granted today.
автор: Robyn J•
Oct 08, 2017
Mr. Onuf's knowledgeable, impassioned presentation, together with the readings provided me with so much. At age 57, this was my first look at the Declaration of Independence and other important historical events. The material both challenged and encouraged me and I highly recommend this course. It's sad that we are not learning this as part of our primary education, which is where it should begin in earnest. I am looking forward to more courses on Jefferson and other history courses and would love very much to a student of Mr. Onuf's again. I am looking forward to receiving more information on the courses offered at UVA.
Nov 28, 2015
Exceptional course! I would have enjoyed several more weeks. Dr. Onuf's style and methods in presenting the material made it possible to understand Jefferson in a way I have not understood him before. Wonderful teacher. Thank you.
автор: 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!
автор: 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!!!
автор: Marianne B•
May 25, 2018
The professor and material were really great
автор: James B•
Oct 05, 2019
Mr. Onuf is amazingly engaging in his lectures. His passion makes it very riveting.
автор: Grace S•
Sep 25, 2016
Excellent course! I learned so much about Jefferson, and I appreciate Dr. Onuf's expertise on the subject.
автор: jose L M•
Sep 04, 2016
автор: Steven M J M•
Aug 17, 2015
Useful orientation for a good American who more or less slept through all of his American hx courses in his callow youth. I have a much better sense of the important (if controversal) role Jefferson played in forming the values and structure of the US.
автор: Kerstin S•
Oct 22, 2016
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.