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040037 UK Marx for Beginners (BA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

prime language of instruction is German, though some meetings can be held in English as well if students require this.
due to the present CoVid 19 situation all meetings will be online via moodle via moodle (big blue button)

Wednesday 07.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content
language of instruction is primarily German, though English is welcome as well if students require this; Content: Religion and Marxist Anthropology, historical and dialectical materialism, classical and German microeconomics, theories of objective and subjective evaluations, exchange, relative prices, production, Marx’ critique of classical and German microeconomics, Marx’ theory of capitalist economies: commodities, money, capital, surplus value, exploitation, wages, capital income, analysis of circulation, crises, analysis of capitalist production, growth, imperialism.

Aims
Marx’ critique of contemporary economic theory is embedded in his far ranging critique of Political Economy, which consists of anthropological (critique of religion), philosophical (dialectical and historical materialism) and political theories (nation, state, law).This course aims at introducing students to Marx’ economic theories by taking his critique of Political Economy into account. On the basis of selected texts students discuss the problem situations and the problems which confronted Marx, as well as the suggested solutions by Marx and resulting controversies.

Methods
Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute lecture. Students are required to present one substantial talk (45 min) on the basis of selected texts; also, they have to prepare written answers to questions for each meeting; questions are distributed in advance for every meeting; It is expected that students contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Rewards and Requirements
Students have to produce one substantial talk (about 45 min) on the basis of selected texts. In addition they are required to summarize all texts which have to be prepared for each meeting on the basis of questions which they will receive in advance. Also they have to attend the course on a regular basis and contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. Grades are awarded according to the following principles: 1) presentation of talk (45%); 2) summaries of chapters (40%); 3) discussion (15%).

* Presentation of up to two papers in class

* Brief comments on a third paper during class

* A seminar paper on a fourth paper

* Active participation and discussion during class meetings

The exact weights of these activities for the composition of the final grade will be announced during the first class meeting.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Rewards and Requirements
Students have to produce one substantial talk (about 45 min) on the basis of selected texts. In addition they are required to summarize all texts which have to be prepared for each meeting on the basis of questions which they will receive in advance. Also they have to attend the course on a regular basis and contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. Grades are awarded according to the following principles: 1) presentation of talk (45%); 2) summaries of chapters (40%); 3) discussion (15%).

Examination topics

readings discussed in the course

Reading list

to be announced

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 17.02.2021 15:47