February 6, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia and Monticello are offering an open online course about Thomas Jefferson.
"The Age of Jefferson" is the title of the course, which launches on Feb. 17 - President's Day. It's being taught by Peter Onuf, U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation president emeritus.
The course will offer an introduction to Jefferson's thoughts and ideas and will address the three achievements Jefferson asked to be listed on his tombstone: writing the Declaration of Independence, advocating religious freedom and founding the University of Virginia. It will also examine his lifelong relationship with the institution of slavery.
The six-week, noncredit course is free and can be taken on either Coursera or iTunes U.
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