Oberlin's Experimental College Offers Unconventional Classes

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 4, 2016
References: facebook & oberlinexco.org
In an effort to push the boundaries of teaching, Oberlin College runs an 'Experimental College' that allow students to learn from administrators, townspeople, faculty and even other students. The unique organization allows students to explore non-traditional subjects while still earning credits towards their degree.

Oberlin's Experimental College is a student organization and college department that sponsors underrepresented subjects and nontraditional courses. The organization sponsors for-credit classes in unexpected subjects such as the Politics of Broadway, Dungeons and Dragons, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and even Beekeeping. As the organization's website explains, these courses allow students to learn from their peers and gives them "a chance to broaden their horizons past the typical college academic experience."

With a growing number of students learning outside of the traditional classroom setting, Oberlin's Experimental College offers a unique way to turn unexpected skills into college credits.