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Subtitles: English, Romanian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

17 minutes to complete

Introduction/Welcome

17 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Suggested Readings10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

The Nature of War

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min)
5 videos
The Nature of War5m
Why Do We Study War?3m
The Uses of War/The Western Way of War 6m
Nature of Aggression/Criteria of War/Defining the WWW9m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Causes of War

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 40 min)
5 videos
Is War Unique to Humans?/Is War Natural?7m
War and Gender 7m
Humanity of War/Perspectives on War10m
Perspectives on War, cont./A Future Perspective 6m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The Experience of War

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min)
7 videos
The Soldier's Inner Landscape 4m
Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat4m
Fear10m
Endurance 6m
Atrocities 2m
Office Hours I19m

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