Take an online course with Sean Munger!

My name is Sean Munger, and I’m a historian, author, teacher and podcaster. Beginning in summer 2017 I’m going to be offering a series of fully interactive online courses, through Google Hangouts, on a variety of subjects.

I have a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in American history, specializing in the Early Republic and especially environmental history. My online courses are interactive–you can ask questions, follow up and discuss the history and the documents with me and with your fellow students. My approach to these courses is not to repeat the words of historians (including me), but to encourage your own thinking and learning by reading and understanding primary source documents from history–documents written by those people who were actually there at the time. I’ll deliver these documents through the screen view function on Google Hangouts, and we’ll read them together and discuss…no “homework”!

All you need is a Google account (free), and a laptop with a webcam, microphone (built-in or external) and an Internet connection. Headphones are optional, but recommended.

Courses Coming Up

The Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson (Single Seminar)

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 PM Pacific Time (USA)
Cost: $25 USD

Sean will take you into the mind and writings of perhaps the most brilliant and enigmatic American who ever lived. Click here for more details.

A Brief History of Climate Change (Single Seminar)

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 PM Pacific Time (USA)
Cost: $25 USD

Learn about how we discovered the planet is warming, who discovered it, under what circumstances and what we’ve done about it. Click here for more details.

Understanding the American Revolution (Full 6 Week Course)

When: TBA, begins August 2017
Cost: $200 USD

Details on this course are coming soon.