Fall 2017 not offered
|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).
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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)
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.
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