FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, students may take DOC 1 the same quarter that they take Entry Level Writing 1, since satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement is NOT a prerequisite for DOC 1.
No, students may not take DOC 1 the same quarter that they take Entry Level Writing 2A or 2B (for English language learners).
That depends. All students should review their own course recommendations provided by the TMC Academic Advising Office.
- All incoming TMC freshmen will take DOC 1, DOC 2, and DOC 3.
- Some TMC transfer students are not required to take DOC 1, but will need to complete DOC 2 and DOC 3.
- Other TMC transfer students (e.g., those who have IGETC certification) are not required to take the lower-division DOC sequence, but may take DOC 100D to satisfy the campus' DEI requirement.
While we recommend that students take the DOC sequence in order — DOC 1 in the Fall, DOC 2 in the Winter, and DOC 3 in the Spring — it is not a requirement to do so.
For example, DOC 2 is not a prerequisite for DOC 3, so you may enroll in DOC 3 even if you were not able to take DOC 2 first. (Note that you must have satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement before you can enroll in DOC 2 or DOC 3.) Students who were not able to complete the DOC sequence their freshmen year should do so in their sophomore year.
Rather than putting yourself on a Waitlist, you should look at all the sections which have openings, and go ahead and enroll in whichever one fits your schedule. The only way you will get into a class that you are waitlisted for is if someone who is in the class drops it, and since DOC classes are relatively small, the chances of that happening are slim. Keep in mind that you often won’t be able to create your "ideal" class schedule, and in order to take the classes you need you may be inconvenienced to some degree.
On the first day of lecture, you will be given a Syllabus which spells out the requirements of the course, including the readings and assignments. The syllabus for the current quarter is also accessible on the Handouts subpage of each particular DOC course.
See the current quarter’s section schedule on the course page.
The names of the graduate student Teaching Assistants will be added to this schedule when they are finalized at the beginning of the quarter. Students should choose their DOC discussion section based on its day and time. Students who think they will wait to enroll in a specific TA’s section will find that all sections are full at the end of the initial enrollment period, and they may end up not getting in the class at all.
TA office locations and office hours will be posted on a sub-page of the course page by the end of Week 2 every quarter.
See Final Exam Responsibilities.
The DOC Program faculty put together custom textbooks of articles and chapters from different sources for their students. These "readers" are available exclusively from the publisher. The DOC office will email students with specific information on how to order the books before the start of each quarter. Check your @ucsd email regularly for important announcements.