The Institute for Social Ecology offers online courses on an ever-expanding variety of topics. Our courses combine weekly interactive video seminars with ISE faculty and participants from across the globe, video lectures and readings, and online discussion forums. Many courses are also available for academic credit through the Castleton University Center for Schools, based in Vermont. Please inquire if you are interested in this option.

Classes are generally offered 1-2 times a year (check individual course pages below for time/date details). All our courses are also available in a self-directed format which can be taken at any time, featuring the syllabus, reading material, and lecture recordings but without the fixed time commitment of the weekly seminar. Registration for the full seminars (without credit) is $100, and $50 for the self-directed version. We aim to make our programs affordable for everyone while also compensating instructors; payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please inquire for details. To enroll in our classes, register on the relevant course page.

Each year, we also offer an in-person week-long summer intensive course. Our 2023 summer intensive will be hosted in June in Detroit, Michigan in partnership with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center.