Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3170: Marxism and Post-Structuralism

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Iain Hampsher-Monk (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will critically appraise Marx’s analysis of capitalism in within its philosophical context. You will consider the continuing viability of that analysis in the light of subsequent developments in capitalism and bourgeois economic theory, the collapse of really existing communism in 1989, the resurgence of nationalism, globalisation and the financial crisis of 2008-9.
You will also outline some recent and contemporary post-structuralist philosophical positions as they relate themselves to the Marxist inheritance.

Module created

1.10.2011

Last revised

27.2.12