Upper Division DOC Courses

DOC 100D: Promises and Contradictions in US Culture

This course is open to Thurgood Marshall College transfer students, as well as Juniors and Seniors from the other five colleges.  It satisfies UCSD’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion requirement.*

DOC 100D provides a broad overview of the histories of multiple communities and explores the struggle for social justice in the United States. 

Topics include:

  • social movements
  • shifting ideologies of class, "race," and gender
  • the rise of corporate power, and
  • the transformation of higher education. 

Students will learn to analyze and discuss historical artifacts that range from essays on gender and racialization to autobiography to video and film. 

* A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a Bachelor’s degree who begin their studies at UC San Diego in lower-division standing in Fall 2011 or thereafter, or in upper-division standing in Fall 2013 or thereafter. Undergraduates may satisfy the requirement by passing a four-unit course expressly approved by the University's Undergraduate Council for this purpose.

Fall Quarter 2015

A00 (section ID 851062) -- Taught by Dr. Jeff GAGNON ( or
MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m., Sequoyah Hall 147
syllabus to be posted by 10/05/15

D00 (section ID 860178) -- Taught by Dr. Megan STROM (
MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m., Center Hall 207
syllabus to be posted by 10/05/15

Summer Session 2015

Taught by Dr. Jeff GAGNON ( or
MW 8:00 a.m., Sequoyah Hall 148
DOC 100D Summer Session 2015 Syllabus [pdf]

Spring Quarter 2015

A00 -- Taught by Dr. Jeff GAGNON ( or
MWF 11:00 a.m., Sequoyah Hall 147
DOC 100D Spring Quarter 2015 Gagnon Syllabus [pdf]

B00 -- Taught by Dr. Jade POWER SOTOMAYOR (
MWF 12:00 p.m., Sequoyah Hall 147
DOC 100D Spring Quarter 2015 Power Sotomayor Syllabus [pdf]

Winter Quarter 2015

Taught by Dr. Marisa Abrajano ( or
TTh 9:30-10:50 AM, HSS 1305
DOC 100D Winter Quarter 2015 Syllabus [pdf]

Fall Quarter 2014

Taught by Christopher Perreira (
TTh 5:00-6:20 PM, Warren Lecture Hall 2113
DOC 100D Fall Quarter 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Summer Session 2014

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon, jgagnon@ucsd.eduMW 11:00-1:50, HSS 1128A
DOC 100D Summer Session 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Spring Quarter 2014

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon, jgagnon@ucsd.eduMWF 10:00-10:50, Center Hall 218
DOC 100D Spring Quarter 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Winter Quarter 2014

Taught by Professor Jorge Mariscal
MWF 11:00-11:50, HSS 1315
DOC 100D Winter 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Spring Quarter 2013

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon
DOC 100D Spring 2013 Syllabus [pdf]

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