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DOC 1: Diversity

DOC 1: Diversity – offered every fall quarter – is designed to provide a broad overview of the histories of multiple communities and to explore the origins of social stratification in the United States.

Course Description

In this four-unit course, students will acquire a basic understanding of some of the foundational ideas that underlie U.S. history, as well as tools for analyzing the contradictions that arose as the nation developed. 

Central aspects of DOC 1 include colonialism and white supremacy, successive waves of immigration, movements for social and economic equality, and the rise of corporate power. 

Although students will be asked to learn key dates, names, and events, the course is less a traditional history course than a critical overview of recurring tensions in U.S. society.

Prerequisites and Enrollment

Students who have been placed into AWP 1 ("Analytical Writing") are encouraged to complete that course BEFORE they enroll in the Dimensions of Culture Program sequence.  We have found that students in this situation are more successful in DOC as sophomores.  Students who have been placed into AWP 2 ("Analytical Writing and Academic English") will not be able to enroll in DOC 1 until they have completed those courses. 

If you have questions about enrolling in DOC, please submit them through E-Advising (or the Virtual Advising Center). 

DOC 1 lectures (meeting type "LE" in the Schedule of Classes) begin Friday of Week “Zero.”  DOC 1 discussion sections (meeting type "DI") will meet for the first time Week One.  Adding and dropping DOC sections may be done via WebReg until Friday afternoon of Week One.  Since "switching" discussion sections involves dropping one class and adding another, it can only be done if there is an opening in the class a student wishes to add.  In other words, students may not enroll in a class which is already full.  Email docinfo@ucsd.edu if you have questions, and include your PID number). 

Handouts for Fall Quarter 2017

The DOC 1 Syllabus for Fall Quarter 2017 will be distributed in lecture and posted here 9/29/17.

Faculty for Fall Quarter 2017

coming soon!

Depicted in image above – top row left to right: Larry Itliong, Dolores Huerta, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr. 
bottom row left to right: Patrice Lumumba, Emiliano Zapata, Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis