Karl Marx - POL00014H

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Werner Bonefeld
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

The aim of the module is to introduce students to Marx's critique of political economy. In doing so, it should:

  • Provide students with a good grounding in one of the most influential intellectual traditions in the modern world;
  • Help them to develop their skills in conceptual analysis and their ability to relate theoretical issues to problems in empirical research and political practice; and
  • Give them a sense of the connections between apparently distinct disciplines - philosophy, economics, sociology, history and politics - and their subject matter and, therefore, of the possibility of understanding society as a totality.

Module learning outcomes

  • Provide students with a good grounding in one of the most influential intellectual traditions in the modern world;
  • Help them to develop their skills in conceptual analysis and their ability to relate theoretical issues to problems in empirical research and political practice;
  • Give them a sense of the connections between apparently distinct disciplines - philosophy, economics, sociology, history and politics - and their subject matter and, therefore, of the possibility of understanding society as a totality.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

Clarke, S. (1991), Marx, Marginalism & Modern Sociology, Palgrave, London.

Horkheimer, M. (1972), Traditional and Critical Theory, Herder and Herder, New York.

Heinrich, M. (2012), An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital, Monthly Review Press, New York.

McLellan, D. (2004) Karl Marx, Selected Writings, OUP, Oxford.

Marx, K. (1992), Capital: Student Edition, ed. by C. J. Arthur, Lawrence & Wishart, London.



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