New Online Course – Ecology, Democracy, Utopia

The Institute for Social Ecology is proud to announce the launch of our first online course – Ecology, Democracy, Utopia: An Introduction to Social Ecology.

Underway now. Stay tuned for news of the second offering of this course.

This course introduces students to social ecology – an interdisciplinary body of ideas that examines social and ecological problems from a transformative and holistic perspective. Students 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. The course explores a broad range of interconnected themes, including:

  • What is Social Ecology? 
  • The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
  • Understanding Nature
  • Capitalism, Critique, Alternatives
  • Technology, Agriculture, and Society
  • Politics Beyond the State:Direct Democracy & Popular Assemblies
  • Getting from Here to There: Social Movements and Community Organizing
  • Reconstructive Vision: Reclaiming Utopia

Format: This 8 week course will be taught by core Institute for Social Ecology staff, combining weekly online lectures and discussions in real time with flexible learning via interactive web forums and one-on-one engagement.

Cost: $50

To Register: Contact us at

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