They don't get much larger than this
gigantic bust/statue of Karl Marx. What an amazing object!
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
- Read chapter 20 in Coffin/Stacey, especially the section "Taking Sides: New Ideologies in Politics."
- Read my notes on Marxism.
- Study the Questions to Consider and the Key Terms for the week.
- Post (or respond) your thoughts/ideas about this unit's reading and assignment in the Blackboard online discussion forum. Do not post your assignment there.
- Take the Midterm Exam.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Listen to some further information about this unit
as a mp3 file. You can also read the information as
a txt file.
- For a maximum of 50 points extra credit, explain what Marx meant when he stated that
he "had stood Hegel on his head" (Or something to that extent) in a one-page paper.
a maximum of 50 points extra credit, in a one-page paper, compare and
contrast the ideas of Marx with those of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), Theory of Social Organization,
and Louis Blanc (1811-1882), The Organization of Labour.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read a smidgeon of Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), Anarchism: Its
Philosophy and Ideal, and comment in a paragraph.
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.
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