TEMP15XXXU  Conversations with Marxists

Volume 2017/2018

MA Theory and Methodology (MSc Curriculum 2015)

Course package:

To be updated

BA-Undergraduates from foreign countries (exchange students) can sign up for this course

Creditstudents must be at master level


Marx's comprehensive theory of capitalism, like capitalism itself,  has proven to be highly malleable and  adaptable. As a result, social scientists inherit and engage a complicated body of Marxist thought which has  developed into specific branches of Marxism.  This class will survey schools of Marxist thought through "conversations" with key Marxists who have shaped the development of Marxist theory and our understanding of society.  We will focus on how these Marxists have expanded, challenged or modified Marx's  theory of class and class conflict, his concept of exploitation, the role of ideology and his theory of social change.  We will read original (canonical) texts accompanied by supplementary pieces engaging in debates as a way to map out some important nodes in this complex and rich theoretical tradition.

Learning Outcome

To be updated

To be updated

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Individual or group. A portfolio assignment is defined as a series of short assignments during the course that address one or more set questions and feedback is offered during the course. All of the assignments are submitted together for assessment at the end of the course. The portfolio assignments must be no longer than 10 pages. For group assignments, an extra 5 pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
Exam registration requirements

Sociology students must be enrolled under MSc Curriculum 2015 to take this exam.

Credit students must be at master level.

BA-Undergraduates from foreign countries (exchange students) can take this exam

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Submission dates and time will be available at KUnet, www.kunet.dk. Exchange students and danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; http://www.soc.ku.dk/english/education/exams/ and http://www.soc.ku.dk/uddannelser/meritstuderende/eksamen/


At re-exam, the form of examination is the same as ordinary exam.
If the form of examination is ”active participation” the re-examination form is always “free written take-home essay”.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see the learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 110
  • Exercises
  • 30
  • Exam Preparation
  • 38
  • Total
  • 206