Scott Saul’s Course “The East Bay Revolution: Urban Spaces of Protest and Counterculture Practice” and Berkeley Revolution Website

In Spring 2020, Scott Saul (American Studies and English) and Greg Castillo (Architecture) taught an American Studies/Global Urban Humanities course, EAST BAY REVOLUTION: URBAN SPACES OF PROTEST AND COUNTERCULTURE PRACTICE. The course delved 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 worked in teams as they reconstructed and analyzed particular sites of protest and culture-making across the East Bay, from Berkeley to Emeryville and Oakland. Students developed their own multi-media digital history projects, adding significant new dimensions to the platform (The Berkeley Revolution) built by previous Cal undergraduates.