Dialectical Materialism is the philosophy of Marxism-Leninism. It provides us with a theory of the production of knowledge and a method which enables us to distinguish between science and ideology, a stake which is fundamentally political in the class struggle. Historical materialism is the science of Marxism-Leninism, it is the science of history. Historical materialism and its method, materialist dialectics, furnishes us with adequate knowledge of modes of production, their constitution, function, and the forms of transition by which one mode of production transforms into another. The unity of dialectical and historical materialism constitute the theory of Marxism-Leninism in its totality. The study of dialectical and historical materialism is vital for all communists, as it allows us to understand the hidden mechanisms of the capitalist mode of production, the dynamics of the class struggle, and the actions required of the proletariat and its class allies in order to abolish capitalism and build socialism.
Begins Fall 2017
This course covers the basics of Marxism-Leninism. We will primarily study the political economy of capitalism, theory of the state/revolution/ideology, the party, and socialism. View the PDF syllabus here (disregard dates).
Begins Fall, 2017