A course is meant to provide a theoretical understanding and analysis of an issue of concern. School for Democracy conducts courses on issues and themes of democratic importance and relevance. Some may be specially designed for people who have little or no access to formal education. Depending on the nature of the issue and the needs of the learner group, the duration of the course may vary from a few days to many. The courses may be interspersed with practical sessions and field visits.
The specialized courses conducted by the School so far have included the Indian Constitution,Public Policy, Social Activism, Law and Poverty, and many more.