[Announce] Popular Education for a Free Society: 2003 Spring & Summ
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Thu Jan 23 15:33:33 CST 2003
From: outreach at social-ecology.org
Popular Education for a Free Society
2003 Spring & Summer Courses in Social Ecology
The Institute for Social Ecology (ISE), located amid central Vermont's rolling mountains, has been a center for education and action working with the ideas of social ecology since the 1970s. The ISE and its programs also serve as a forum for serious dialog among ecological, social justice, and
anti-capitalist activists, as a laboratory for new ecological technologies, and as a resource for community groups around the world. For the spring and summer of 2003, the ISE is again offering its widely acclaimed programs.
B.A. Degree in Social Ecology
Burlington College in collaboration with the ISE offers a B.A. degree in the field of social ecology. Students interested in this program may pursue self-designed majors in many areas of study, including: sustainable design, building, and land use; social and political theory; activism,
organizing, and community development; alternative agriculture and food systems; and popular education.
The ISE offers three concentrations in the on-site intensive study for B.A. degree students enrolled in the IDP through Burlington College: Ecological Building, Social Theory and Action, and Ecological Land Use. Each concentration's thematic core serves to guide students' learning, which takes
place through a flexible combination of course work, hands-on projects, workshops, and facilitated study groups.
Our Spring 2003 offerings include a wide array of courses and facilitated study, noncredit workshops, and intensive practica.
Summer Institute Programs
In its twenty-eighth year, the ISE's internationally acclaimed Summer Institute programs present both a comprehensive exploration of the critical problems we face and a revolutionary reconstructive perspective focusing on the process of ecologically oriented social change. It provides an
integrated college-level curriculum in each of its programs.
The Summer Institute consists of four distinct programs:
Sustainable Design, Building, & Land Use
Using the Institute for Social Ecology's 50-acre site as a laboratory, this program provides instruction in permaculture, organic agriculture, community design, ecological building, and forest ecology, while fostering a critical understanding of the social and political contexts in which these
alternatives may be applied.
Arts, Media, Activism, & Social Change
This fourteen-day program is intended for artists, activists, and media makers who wish to create and examine socially engaged art and media projects. Over the course of the program, students will receive hands-on experience and exposure to a wide array of activist art and media, including spoken
word, culture jamming, puppetry, audio and video production, radio production, and web-based media and art.
Ecology and Community
This program is intended as an intensive educational experience in the field of social ecology. This interdisciplinary, college-level program explores social ecology, nature philosophy, community development, political theory, social movements and activism, popular education, radical agriculture,
capitalism and globalization, racism, feminism, and more.
Theoretical Inquiries in the Age of Globalization
This eight-day intensive focuses on areas such as philosophy, social and political theory, and history as part of a scholarly inquiry into the "age of globalization." By theoretically exploring the past as well as the present, this continuing studies program hopes to deepen students'
understanding of dynamic social phenomena such as capitalism, statecraft, racism, and the devastation of the natural world, to name a few. This intensive is intended both to rekindle students' desire for further study and offer intellectual inspiration for ongoing activist work.
The Institute for Social Ecology was established in 1974 and incorporated in 1981 as an independent institution for the purposes of education, research, and outreach in the field of social ecology. For over a quarter of a century, ISE has inspired individuals involved in numerous social change
movements to work toward a directly democratic, liberatory, and ecological society. The educational programs of the Institute for Social Ecology have served more than 2,000 students around the world.
For further information on our programs, contact the ISE by email at info at social-ecology.org, telephone 1 (802) 454-8493, or visit our web site at http://www.social-ecology.org/.
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