|Certificates: International Relations|
This course fulfills the sociology capstone advanced seminar requirement. The course will focus on Vol. I of CAPITAL, which is arguably the single most important text in Marx's oeuvre. Students will be asked to write an extensive research paper on any of the key issues Marx dealt with in Vol. I or other relevant topics. The paper can be either an in-depth analysis/critique of Marx's arguments or can use his arguments to show how they are/are not relevant to analyze contemporary issues (e.g., on ideology and fetishism; the working day; surplus value or exploitation; labor issues; ethnicity or race, gender, and class divisions; immigration; the role of slavery or colonialism in the development of capitalism; uneven geographic development/imperialism/globalization, or other relevant topics of their choice).
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 AND SOC212
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Karl Marx, CAPITAL: A CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, VOLUME ONE. I will use the 1990 Penguin Edition translated by Ben Fowkes with an Introduction by Ernest Mandel.
I will also distribute an extensive bibliography of some of the important books and articles that analyze and expanded on/criticized this seminal work, and that the students can draw upon to formulate their research topic and write their research paper.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A 22-25 page research paper on a relevant topic chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Mandatory class attendance and participation.
|Instructor(s): Dupuy,Alex Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 15||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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