The year-long Dimensions of Culture Program introduces TMC students to major issues in the history of the United States with an emphasis on the tension between the nation's founding principles and the inequality and lack of opportunity experienced by various groups over time. Topics include:
Although each of UCSD’s six colleges houses its own unique writing program, they share common goals. Among these are the learning outcomes reported to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for UCSD's accreditation.
DOC students are expected to:
Successful completion of the lower-division DOC sequence (1, 2, and 3) satisfies the University of California Writing Requirement, as well as part of the Thurgood Marshall College General Education requirements. Prospective students must satisfy the University’s Entry Level Writing Requirement (formerly "Subject A") before enrolling in DOC 2 or DOC 3.