Very interesting topic and well-presented, too. Covers virtually every historic period in which there's been warfare (which, I guess, is every historic period in which there's been people).
Great course! This course has provided some great information and proposed some important philosophical questions. I wish there were exams and a certificate to go along with it too.
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By David D•
One may surprise oneself in being interested in taking such a course. My experience with this course is highly positive. You learn world history in general over the last 1000 years plus a glimpse into earlier times as shaped by war.
I would say one becomes convinced of the merits of war in shaping society into larger, stable entities and actually encouraging peace and prosperity. Who would have agreed to that before taking this course! Bravo.
By Hélio C B•
The passion of Prof. Centeno is contaminating, some of the issues pointed were somewhat new (I have a circle of friends from military profession) and definitely the connection of cultural basis of the society and its capacity to, and way of, fight a war is something that will change my way to see the results of these events in the future.
Thank you very much for this initiative.
By צחי ג•
Very interesting course. The first few weeks are little beat boring, discussing some features that are obvious, but as the course continues the questions become more untresting, especially those which concern war with politics. As a whole it is a very good course, which gives the student a broad understandung of the issue. recommended!!
By Chooi C Y•
A fresh perspective to see the relation between wars and our societies. The notion that wars are always bad and to be avoided is challenged, and seemingly controversial idea of wars bringing benefit to the societies (at a cost) is discussed, quite convincingly.
By Paul F H•
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I think I must have virtually done it on my own as there were no other interventions, certainly in recent weeks. A very thought provoking course and all credit to the Professor and those who helped him put the course together.
By GHOUSE B A•
Specified subject and well explained view on WAR. Was also able to understand what are the other factors that for war. Being a Research and explorer this was one of the best learning that I had in 2015.
Thank you so much,
By Steve D•
Very interesting course, in which I learned things I'd never thought about before. The instructor was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I enjoyed the course despite its sometimes depressing subject matter.
By Ruben B P•
An extremely interesting course, full of fascinating sociologycal and historical topics!
The only thing that wasn't that good about it was the difficulty to get some of books the instructor mentioned.
By Clifford L B•
A different perspective of war that made me think very differently about the whole process and the reactions of people involved in any form of confrontational situation
By Gregory W C•
Solid presentation of ideas that SHOULD be considered before entering a war -- but sadly are usually ignored in the emotions of a mindless mass moment.
By Belle S•
Good coverage and interesting lectures that provides a good history of all the warfare and on the social psychology. A fresh perspective I guess.
By peter T•
A good course and very interesting perspectives. A pity Princeton does not issue certificates.
By Derek D V•
I loved the elaborate structure, but they should provide a certificate