You’ve heard it all before: UC Berkeley is the number one public university in the world, it was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, the home of the Campanile (the third-tallest bell and clock tower in the world), and of course, no matter how hard you look on the Periodic Table, you won’t find “Stanfordium,” but Berkelium is in spot 97!
This course will dive into the rich history, remarkable spirit, and spectacular traditions of Cal from its founding in 1868 to the present-day. We will touch on the origins of the Stanford Axe, the Free Speech Movement, and even take some field trips around the University. Our hope is that this course will allow you to love and appreciate Cal even more. The majority of our lectures will feature an expert on the subject at hand, including professors, alumni, and faculty. The course will include a project, a midterm, and a final paper. From “The Play” to the Cal Marching Band, we’ll explore it all in the Cal History, Spirit, and Traditions DeCal.
Course Structure: 1 hour of class every week on Thursday from 5-6
Sessions include guest speakers, history presentations, small on-campus field trips, and hands on activities
Grading Policy: The course is graded on a P/NP basis. As long as students earn a minimum of 70% overall, they will pass the class.
This class has one essay, a midterm, and a flexible final project.
Attendance and Participation: 30%
Final Project: 30%
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