East Bay Revolution: Urban Spaces of Protest and Counterculture Practice

Global Urban Humanities Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Studio Spring 2020

American Studies H110 / Environmental Design 190
4 units
Time + Classroom TBD

Instructors: Greg Castillo (Architecture) and Scott Saul (English)

This course delves into the history of the East Bay in the 1960s and 1970s, with particular attention to the emergence of countercultural and social-movement communities. In this project-oriented course, students will work in teams as they reconstruct and analyze particular sites of protest and culture-making across the East Bay, from Berkeley to Emeryville and Oakland. Students will develop their own multi-media digital history projects, which will add significant new dimensions to the platform (The Berkeley Revolution) built by previous Cal undergraduates.

Fulfills the studio requirement for the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. Priority enrollment to students pursuing the Certificate.

Application required and will be made available in Fall 2019.

Questions about the course may be directed to Profs. Castillo (gregcastillo@berkeley.edu) and Saul (ssaul@berkeley.edu).