- Scientific Communism
Scientific Communism was one of the three major ingredients of
Marxism-Leninismas taught in the Soviet Unionin all institutions of higher educationand pursued in the corresponding research institutions, and departments. The discipline consisted in investigation of laws, patterns, ways, and forms of class struggle, Socialist revolution, development of Socialismand construction of Communism.
Passing exams in Scientific Communism was an obligatory prerequisite in obtaining any
postgraduatescientific degree in the Soviet Union, see " Kandidat" article for details.
Typical courses of study included the following topics, among others.
*Origins and development of the communist theory
*Theory of socialist revolution
*International Communist movement
Dictatorship of the proletariat
*Transformation of Socialism into Communism
*Communist interpersonal relations and upbringing
*Criticisms of the
Other components of Marxism-Leninism
Marxist-Leninist Philosophy( Marxist philosophyplus developments of Vladimir Lenin), subdivided into Dialectical materialismand Historical materialism
Political Economysubdivided into Political Economy of Capitalismand Political Economy of Socialism
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