Marx and Communism | 2024

Lead Faculty
Nikos Sotirakopoulos

One of the most influential thinkers of all time. The political movement for which millions were ready to kill, and die for. Welcome to the ARU course on Karl Marx and communism! Together, we will get a firm grip on the basic ideas of Marx around capitalism, history, and human nature. Then, we will travel across the turbulent 20th century, through a prism of intellectual inquiry and historical commentary. Our guide in this tour will be a former card-carrying Marxist, Nikos Sotirakopoulos, aided by more members of the ARU faculty. Get on board!

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course students must have completed an Objectivism Seminar course.

Audit the Class

Auditing is a great choice for students who want to attend live lectures, ask questions, and participate in some discussions, but do not want to submit assignments.

A typical auditor is a busy professional or retiree, who finds our courses enriching and seeks to learn from our faculty as a hobby. You do not need to apply to audit, simply pay the tuition fee and you will be automatically enrolled in the course.


Apply to be a Graded Student

Graded students in this course are expected to attend lectures and discussion sections, and also to submit assignments to the faculty. Assignments will be graded and given feedback.

To enter this course as a graded student, you must be accepted into the graded program of Ayn Rand University and achieve the necessary prerequisites. Your annual tuition covers as many courses as you wish to take. Most accepted students are granted scholarships, which substantially defray their tuition cost.

Scholarships Available

Mondays, 9 – 11:30 AM PT

Live Class

July 1, 2024

Start Date

Lead Faculty







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