The DeCal Program (or just DeCal) is a student-run democratic education program at the University of California, Berkeley - here, students create and facilitate their own classes on a variety of (often unorthodox) subjects.
Each semester we support over 150 courses facilitated by students, for students, on topics ranging from Taiwanese Language to Simpsons and Philosophy. These are accredited Pass / No Pass courses on our campus. To facilitate a course, a student must find a faculty sponsor. For example, a student wishing to facilitate a course on a favorite book can find an English professor to sponsor the course (as English 98/198 on student transcripts.)
Around 3000-4000 UC Berkeley students take DeCals each semester. DeCals are awesome, popular, and all the cool kids take them. So if you’re a UC Berkeley student, check it out.
I am also fairly certain that I will try podcasting the presentations as well through this blog.