Enrollment is now open for the spring session of the ISE’s online seminar Ecology, Democracy, Utopia, running May 8 to June 26. Combining video lectures, readings, interactive forums, and weekly online discussion sessions with ISE faculty as well as students from around the globe, the course introduces Social Ecology – an interdisciplinary body of ideas that examines social and ecological issues from a transformative and holistic perspective. Participants will learn the foundations of social ecology and apply these insights to a variety of contemporary political and ecological problems, sharpening their understanding of the world while developing visionary ideas to change it. We will explore a broad range of interconnected themes, including:
• What is Social Ecology?
• Understanding Social Hierarchy and Domination
• What is Nature?
• Capitalism, Critique, Alternatives
• Technology, Agriculture, and Society
• Politics, Direct Democracy, and the State
• From Protest to Social Transformation
• Reconstructive Vision: Reclaiming Utopia
The course will meet online every Monday at 1 pm EST from May 8th to June 26th. Courses are capped at 25 students but high demand may result in adding additional time slots. To enroll, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; paying the $100 course registration fee here reserves a spot.
We look forward to learning and changing the world together!