Mar 15, 2018
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).
Jan 28, 2019
Lovely course. Wonderful understanding of the Professor about War and its related implications. Thank you Professor. For the first time I fully understood the horror of holocaust.
par Federico S•
Sep 13, 2015
It´s Excellent. Congratulations to the professor.
Jun 29, 2018
par Ivan d A V J•
Feb 08, 2016
Great teacher! Very interesting lessons and material.
par Pere T•
Oct 08, 2017
It's a very interesting perspective of the war.
par Patrick L•
Nov 08, 2015
Very interesting and very well taught.
par Nichols J•
Jun 15, 2018
Great class according to its objective, to study wars from a sociological point of view. There is perhaps a need for a deeper review from the military point of view and the eastern form of conflict, but such matters are beyond the scope of the course as the teacher says. It aroused curiosity on various subjects and will certainly help me in the masters!
par Evgenia C•
Nov 11, 2015
Very interesting course. It helped me gain a more profound understanding of the methods of warmaking and the power an organised, well-coordinated action of a group of people has in general. The teaching approach of the professor Miguel Centeno has been one of the basic reasons for which this couse has been both so delightful and enriching. I would strongly recomend this course to everyone that is interested in the field of international affairs.
par Oleg V K•
May 12, 2016
It very interesting MOOC and quite unique of it's kind. It's good MOOC for everyone who want to get deep vision of history, it highlight and studies wars in a unique and very interesting way.
par Christophe A M C B•
Aug 25, 2015
A fantastic course if you want to realy understand what is to be a soldier.
par Ning J•
Mar 29, 2016
Great lectures. The course material spans from ancient warfare and tactics all the way to modern wars that involve atomic bombs and guerrillas. He not only introduces us to the history of western warfare, but more importantly he focuses on the relationship of war and society -- on how wars arise from societal needs or conflicts as well as on how wars shape and transform society. He strikes a good balance between addressing the paradoxes of war and avoiding getting too much in politics and ideologies of war.
par William M•
Oct 05, 2017
This is an outstanding course. I was not sure that I would be interested in the topic, but it turned out to be a very interesting course. It is a course about the sociology of war, but it also covers some military history, philosophy of war and psychology of war, which gives it an intriguing interdisciplinary spirit.
par Olga L•
Dec 11, 2017
very interesting view and perspective on a sensitive and difficult subject
par Filippo T•
Apr 29, 2016
Really good! Great teacher and very good structure and arguments.
par Johanna Y•
Dec 05, 2016
Just brilliant. After this course you'll get a comprehensive idea of war, and of the society itself.
par Ricardo R I•
Nov 12, 2016
It's a extended introductory course. Very useful to first understanding about war, history and sociologycal issues related.
par Savannah D•
Jan 03, 2017
This is one of my favorite courses I've taken. Its very interesting and I really enjoy the lectures.
par Gilberto d S V•
Jun 21, 2016
par Joan M V P•
Jun 02, 2016
One of the best academic experiences I had.
As a soldier I would recomend it to my fellow soldiers and to my civillian friends so they could understand a little better the paradoxes of war.
par Tim J•
Aug 29, 2015
Great teacher, very passionate. Cheers from Australia.
par Ricardo P•
Jul 12, 2016
Excelente. Ofrece una gran cantidad de elementos teóricos para entender el fenómeno de la guerra. Como historiador militar me resulta muy constructivo conocer la visión sociológica que ayuda a comprender y complementar mis investigaciones.
Oct 04, 2015
Curso imperdível! O melhor do Coursera até agora!
par Gustavo B•
Dec 22, 2015
The professor is excellent, great didactic. Good material, readings and pictures to illustrate the course.
I would only suggest to try to not repeat the content on the classes, but I understand he was repeating some topics in order to state some points.
par Joan E F•
Sep 01, 2015
par Arkadeep M•
Dec 13, 2015
This course has been an eye opening one, clearly giving poignant insights into the life of a soldier, the nature of war and the role of societies in it!
par Madhavi S•
Jul 01, 2016