Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This class is an intermediate-level course on world history centering on the global impact of Marxism in the twentieth century. Students examine the key ideas associated with Marx as well as revolutionary movements those ideas sponsored in places like Russia, China, and Cuba. Significant time is spent on the Cold War, as well as the influence of Marxism on artists, historians, and philosophers in countries like Japan and France. Sources include primary documents by Marx, Lenin, and Mao Zedong, as well as secondary scholarship by historians of Marxism and Marxist historians.