Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3170: Marxism and Post-Structuralism

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Marx’s emergence from Hegelian Idealism, the Critique of Religion. Classical Economics and the Labour Theory of Value, his Theory of History and the Economics, The Marginalist Revolution, and the Theory of Imperialism. Marxism-Leninism. Really existing communism and 1989, the character of Globalisation, the end of ideology? Contra-structural movements in social theory, Wittgenstein and the linguistic turn, Derrida and the sign, Lyotard and the end of the Grand Narrative. Assessment.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 4422 weekly two-hour seminar classes
Guided Independent study256A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader.

Online Resources

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