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 12, 2020
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.
par David D•
Aug 06, 2017
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.
par Hélio C B•
Oct 02, 2015
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.
par Itzhak G•
Sep 10, 2015
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!!
par Chooi C Y•
Jan 25, 2016
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.
par Paul F H•
Oct 19, 2016
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.
par GHOUSE B A•
Dec 22, 2015
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,
par Rubén A B P•
Sep 01, 2015
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.
par Clifford L B•
Jul 16, 2016
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
par Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
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.
par Belle S•
Jun 28, 2016
Good coverage and interesting lectures that provides a good history of all the warfare and on the social psychology. A fresh perspective I guess.
par Peter T•
Feb 24, 2016
A good course and very interesting perspectives. A pity Princeton does not issue certificates.
par Derek D V•
Sep 06, 2016
I loved the elaborate structure, but they should provide a certificate
par Krishaan K•
Feb 03, 2016
Although long-winded, it is a fantastic course w/fantastic insights!
Jul 22, 2017
Great information shared in an easy to understand method.
par Smita P M•
Jan 26, 2016
Great Course, explores the war in its different facets.
Sep 08, 2015
Good information. Good discussion forum. Recommended.
par Mustafa Ü•
Sep 17, 2015
really introductal course ive utilized.thank you.
par Mike D•
Sep 11, 2015
I love the idea of a sociological view of war.
par Zeynep B•
Dec 14, 2019
Nice but sometimes becomes too repetitive.
par Fumio S•
Jan 24, 2016
I did enjoining this program. Many thanks.
par Janis A•
Oct 04, 2015
Good course, with a lot of information.
par Antoine C•
Jun 16, 2017
par Julie C•
Jan 14, 2016
For an undergraduate course it's good - my only comment is on delivery - quotations given verbally might have been better if shown on screen to drive them home.
I hope the professor will do a military history course that analyzes war more particularly now that we have the broad strokes. My interest is piqued from this course and I want to know more about specific wars/battles. I am also interested in war prior to 1500, esp. ancient civilizations.
par Rui F V•
Sep 22, 2016
Weekly quizzes would be great!
par Erez B•
Nov 25, 2019
too many cliches, too little substance