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 may not enroll in DOC 1 if they have been placed in ELWR 2A-2B (for English language learners).  However, students may take DOC 1 concurrently with ELWR 1 (Basic Writing).

If you have questions about enrolling in DOC, please email

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.  After that, students must get DOC office approval to make any changes in their DOC enrollment (email and include PID). 

Handouts for Fall Quarter 2016

Faculty for Fall Quarter 2016


Lecture A (MWF 11:00-11:50 in Peterson Hall 110)
Office: Sequoyah Hall 125

Fall Quarter 2016 Office Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00-10:50 and by appointment

Lecture B (MWF 1:00-1:50 in Solis Hall 107)
Office: Sequoyah Hall 128

Fall Quarter 2016 Office Hours: 
Sign up on for an Appointment Monday 2:00-3:00 or Tuesday 12:30-1:30
OR Walk in Thursday 12:30-1:30

Dr. Megan STROM
Lecture C (MWF 2:00-2:50 in Solis Hall 107) 
Office: Sequoyah Hall 134

Fall Quarter 2016 Office Hours:
Wednesday 12:30-1:30 and by appointment

Past Syllabi

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