War and the Arc of Human Experience

Instructor: Glenn Albright and Glenn Petersen
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Thursdays, 6:15 – 8:55pm
Macaulay Honors College, Classroom TBD

In this interdisciplinary seminar we aim to examine some of the social, psychological, and cultural forces that predispose young men and women to join the military and seek out combat and other forms of military service; the nature of war and its effects on those caught up in it (including both warriors, noncombatants and their families); and the impacts war has on the later lives of those who survive it.

Much of Glenn Albright’s current work as a psychologist is on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and war trauma and he is deeply involved in developing support services for veterans at Baruch.

Glenn Petersen, a Vietnam vet, has recently been writing on war-related issues, and teaches on the anthropology of peace and war. We will draw on materials from our respective fields as well as on literature and the other humanities and social sciences.

Preliminary syllabus available here.

Course Codes:

MHC 321 | CRN: 38013