A study of Marxism as a critical theory and a critique of political economy. The course will discuss Marx, Engels, Kautsky, Bernstein, Luxemburg, Lenin, Trotsky, Gramsci, Lukacs, Pashukanis, Bloch, Habermas, Arendt, Popper, Hayek, Kolakowski, Cohen, and Mills, among other Marxist thinkers and critics. Themes will include the interplay between social science, philosophy, politics, economics, ethics, law, revolution, and social transformation. Prerequisites: PSCI 101, 102 and 6 credits of PSCI at the 200 level (201/202 recommended). Three credits. Offered 2023-2024 and in alternate years.