POLSCI 407 - Marxism and 20th-Century Radicalism
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
POLSCI 101 or 302.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will be of interest to students who want to learn about Marxism, radical political theory, how these theories can inform our understanding of the contemporary world, and any who share Marx’s belief that “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.” In this course we will examine the central concepts and trends within Marxism. In the process we will read some canonical Marxist writings, as well as more contemporary theorists who have been influenced by the Marxist tradition. We will also examine historical and contemporary works of radical political theory. This course is in the Political Theory Subfield.

Course Requirements:

Written work will be the primary mode of evaluation in this course. Several short papers and a semester-long written project will be required. The course will also require active student participation in various forms.

Intended Audience:

A previous course in political theory is recommended, but it is not required. If you have NOT completed the listed prerequisites (POLSCI 101 OR 302) contact the instructor and request permission to enroll in this course.

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POLSCI 407 - Marxism and 20th-Century Radicalism
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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