|Experimental College - EXCO||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 07:29:15 -0800 (PST)|
Recently I learned about "EXCO" , the new Experimental College in the Twin Cities. It appears to me that the organization is largely organized around a web site that allows easy organization of classes that anyone can teach and anyone can take for no charge. See list of current oferings below. It seems to me that EXCO's purposes overlap the purposes Hopework's ( http://hopework.org ) significantly. The nature of EXCO's community of learners is different - a larger universe of people with less ongoing connections tho during a given class (that typically lasts a semester), I'd guess similar relationships may be developed. I could imagine a Hopework "class" that was also an EXCO class. Below are some details from their web site ( http://www.excotc.org ) Some highlights from their "who we are" page on their web site: "who we are:" and current classes. Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads: http://justcomm.org My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm CST/CDT) Email: fholson at cohousing.org --- From EXCO "who we are" page ---- Begun in the Spring of 2006 by Macalester students as an alternative to the inequalities and injustices of higher education, EXCO strives to offer the Twin Cities communities the opportunity to teach or learn in a space open to alternative education and all kinds of knowledge, including and beyond academic knowledge. Everyone can teach or take a class, and all classes are free. The EXCO of U of M began in the Fall of 2007 at the Twin Cities campus. EXCO was one of many movements started across campus in response to the AFSCME strike in September 2007, an event that served as a catalyst for re-thinking the U of M as a public, land-grant university. The Experimental College (EXCO) is an autonomous university that both envisions and enacts a "public" university by offering unique courses that are free and open to anyone. EXCO seeks to embody the vision of a democratic university that serves the common good. EXCO is committed to inclusion, community involvement, and progressive social change. EXCO is designed to both examine and overturn the alienation and exclusion created by the political hierarchy, bureaucracy, and neoliberalization of the university ... --- End excerpt from "who we are" ---------- ---- Current EXCO class offerings, grouped by Fred roughly by topic --- Iraq War Seminar Series Occupied Palestine: in a circle, on your feet, into public experience Intellectuals in the Time of War Women: More than Half the Sky Health Care Activism Crash Course in Capital(ism) The Art of Political Organizing Collaborative Organizing Skill-share Social movements in Mexico: How they change the world Indigenous Humanity from the Great Law of Peace to the 21st Century Meet the MN 8! Peace Criminal or War Criminal? We Have a Choice: Let's Just Do It Ink and Action: Rhetoric for Activism Gentrification and Minneapolis Neighborhoods The Politics of Public Space: Privatization, Protest, and Democracy The Social Responsibility of African American Music Black Folk: Culture Defeats Holocaust The OTHER Radical Tradition: Individualist Anarchism, Anarcho-Capitalism and Libertarianism "Getting Free": Practical Anarchism in a Twin Cities Context Peacemaking and Anarchism: An Intergenerational Dialog Home Energy Auditing and the Efficiency Revolution Climate, Development, and Energy: Renewing Our Future Eco-Spirituality: A Holistic Approach to Sustainability What role do faith and religion play in Social Work practice? Advanced Spanish Conversation Russian Conversation Soo Bahk Do Contemporary Asian American Community and Identity Czech Fun (facts) Appalachian Clogging Falling Safely: How to take a header off your bike, board, or blades without losing teeth Eating Well: Cooking and Nutrition on a Budget Fermentation Basics Theorizing the University Rasaboxes Performance Workshop Pillow Making/Sewing Beginning Yoga Basic Bike Maintenance Hume and Nietzsche: Perspectives on God Capoeira Practice Collective Some Philosophy and History of Co-ops Beginners Intro To Knitting and Crochet Introduction to Citizen Journalism Twin Cities Daily Planet Writers' Group Poetry as Sensual Pleasure: Touch, Taste, Scent, Sight, Sound Unix and C Introduction to Programming (in Java) Brainstorming with the Taro Body Wisdom and Vital Energy Workshops Living the Power of Now 13 Architecture & Public Space The Art and Science of (Ethical) Selling
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