DOC 3: Imagination – offered every spring quarter – investigates many of the issues and themes raised in the previous two DOC courses through artifacts of modern American culture, including videos, novels, plays, music, films, and television from the post-World War II period until the present.

Course Description

This six-unit course focuses on understanding cultural texts as historical documents made up of specific formal elements that reveal the ideological tensions at work in a given period.  

For this writing-intensive course, students will be required to complete a 5-6 page paper and a creative project that captures some of the key concepts of the DOC sequence.

Prerequisites and Enrollment

Students who have already satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement have priority to enroll in DOC 3 during the spring quarter enrollment period in February. All students who are enrolled in ELWR 1 (Basic Writing) in winter quarter must wait to enroll in DOC 3 until their Academic History on TritonLink indicates that they have satisfied the ELWR prerequisite.  

DOC 3 discussion sections will meet twice a week, starting Week 1.  Failure to attend the first discussion section meeting may result in the student losing his/her space in the course. Adding or switching DOC sections may be done via WebReg as openings occur through Friday of Week 1. Students may not add late or miss the first week of the quarter. Students who are still on waitlists after Week 1 should plan to take DOC 3 in 2018.

Handouts for Spring 2017

Syllabi for Spring Quarter 2017 were distributed in DOC 3 Lectures April 3: 

Dr. Jorge Mariscal's SYLLABUS, Lecture A  [pdf] 
Dr. Jeff Gagnon's SYLLABUS, Lecture B  [pdf]
Dr. Megan Strom's SYLLABUS, Lecture C  [pdf]

DOC 3 Section List with Teaching Assistant Assignments  [pdf]

for reference:  Key Words from DOC 1: Diversity  [pdf]

DOC 3 Key Words  [pdf]

for reference:  AXES Method of Paragraph Development  [pdf]

PAPER Assignment for Dr. Mariscal's Lecture A   [pdf]

PAPER Assignment for Dr. Gagnon's Lecture B   [pdf]

PAPER Assignment for Dr. Strom's Lecture C   [pdf]

Instructions and Passwords for Submitting DOC 3 Assignments to  [pdf]

Capstone Project assignment   [pdf] 


FINAL EXAM for Dr. Gagnon's Lecture (link removed -- contact your TA)

Faculty for Spring Quarter 2017


  • Lecture A, MWF 10:00 a.m.
  • Office: Sequoyah Hall 125
  • SP17 Office Hours: Monday 11:00-11:50
    and by appointment


  • Lecture B, MWF 11:00 a.m.
  • Office: Sequoyah Hall 124
  • SP17 Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-2:00
    and by appointment

Dr. Megan STROM

  • Lecture C, MWF 1:00 p.m.
  • Office: Sequoyah Hall 134
  • SP17 Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00
    and by appointment

Past Syllabi