Take an online course with Sean Munger!

My name is Sean Munger, and I’m a historian, author, teacher and podcaster. I offer fully interactive online courses, on a rolling basis, through Zoom (free virtual meeting software), 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 latest course offerings are “Geohistories,” where I use Google Earth to show you the actual places where key historical events took place. The Geohistory approach combines an in-depth historical approach with geography, which will enable you to “visit” the sites we talk about through your computer.


Understanding the American Revolution  online classes given by Sean Munger were excellent.  While I have previously known much of the Who, What and When of the American Revolution, Sean’s presentation helped me understand more of the Why of the American Revolution. The classes gave me a much greater appreciation of the diversity of interests and views of individuals and particularly the leaders in the various and varied colonies and how those diverse interests and views congealed into a confederation that led to a unified commitment to separate (revolt) from their country (Great Britain).”

“Enjoyed the class very much.  Learned things that had never crossed my mind as a discussion point.  Definitely will take more classes from Sean, as he is an excellent teacher. Makes things interesting with lots of side notes.”

Next Course Up


The 50 Most Important Things in History (5 week course)

In this course, you will get a refresher (or an introduction, if you never knew them) to the 50 most important events in human history, from the end of the last Ice Age up until the present day. These events are carefully chosen to give you as broad a view as possible on the most crucial parts of the human past. This is a geohistory course where you will see important places associated with these events.

WHEN: June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 2020 (Saturdays), 1-2PM Pacific USA Time
COST: $175 for full access, $105 for video-only access

Course In Progress

The Vietnam War (6-week course)

In this course, we will examine the origins, background, conduct, aftermath and legacy of the Vietnam War, with emphasis on how and why the U.S. got involved and the war’s connections to modern society and politics. This is a geohistory where you will see important places where events associated with the Vietnam War took place.

WHEN: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020 (Saturdays), 1-2PM Pacific USA Time
COST: $210 for full access, $175 for video access

Previous Courses (Completed)

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World War II History and Virtual Global Tour (6- or 8-week course)

In this course, you will not only learn in-depth history about the Second World War, but you’ll see the sites where it took place through virtual tools like Google Earth. This is a totally new approach in online teaching. Basic course is 6 two-hour sessions; there are also 2 bonus sessions available.

WHEN: January – March 2018
COST: $210 (basic 6 sessions); $280 (full course plus two additional classes)

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.

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.

Understanding the American Revolution (Full 6 Week Course)

When: September – November 2017
Cost: $200 USD

An in-depth, full-scale six-part series on the American Revolution.