Official site of author and historian Sean Munger.


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 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 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”!

My World War II History and Virtual Global Tour class combines an in-depth historical approach with geography, which will enable you to “visit” the sites we talk about through Google Earth and Google Maps.

Courses Coming Up

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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: TBA, most likely Sundays beginning in January
COST: $210 (basic 6 sessions); $280 (full course plus two additional classes)

Past Courses

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.

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