Experimental College (EXCO)

EXCO 301 Topics in the Experimental College (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Collaborative learning experiences in which students cooperatively explore a given subject based on their expertise and experience, shared engagement with materials, and a sense of joint ownership of the curriculum under the guidance of a trained student leader. Topics to be specified in the Class Schedule. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 5 units when topics vary.


  1. Writer's Workshop
  2. Adventures in San Francisco
  3. Great Film Scores
  4. Interpersonal Cognitive Complexity
  5. Intro to New Queer Cinema
  6. Lucid Dreaming
  7. Basic Music Theory
  8. SFSU Pre-med Course
  9. Critical Character Study within Anime
  10. Writing on the Muni
  11. Peace & equality of men & women in Baha'i Faith
  12. Genealogy-Studying Lines of Descent & Development
  13. The Radicalization of Broadway
  14. Asian Student Union Internship
  15. We Didn't Ask for This: Sexual Harm on Campus
  16. Critical Analysis of Contemporary Cinema
  17. Sleep Health and Hygiene
  18. Philosophy and Star Wars
  19. Examining African American Short Stories & Poems
  20. BDSM 101

EXCO 401 Organizing Experimental College Courses (Units: 1-4)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and completion of an approved Experimental College preparation course.

A teaching practicum course for student instructors trained and prepared to lead EXCO 301 courses. Students participating in EXCO 401 will prepare materials and activities for their 301 course, discuss practices to facilitate learning and discussion, and participate in other teaching activities. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.