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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.

Winter Quarter 2015

Taught by Dr. Marisa Abrajano ( or

TTh 9:30-10:50 AM, HSS 1305

DOC 100D Winter Quarter 2015 Syllabus [pdf]

Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-12:00 and by appointment
Sequoyah Hall 134

Fall Quarter 2014

Taught by Christopher Perreira ( or

TTh 5:00-6:20 PM, Warren Lecture Hall 2113

DOC 100D Fall Quarter 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Office Hours: Thursday 4:00-4:50 and by appointment
Sequoyah Hall 128 (Thurgood Marshall College)

Summer Session I, 2014

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon,

MW 11:00-1:50, HSS 1128A

DOC 100D Summer Session 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Dr. Gagnon's July Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00
Sequoyah Hall 124

Spring Quarter 2014

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon,

MWF 10:00-10:50, Center Hall 218

DOC 100D Spring Quarter 2014 Syllabus [pdf]

Dr. Gagnon's Office Hours: Monday 11:00-12:00 and Wednesday 12:00-1:00
Sequoyah Hall 124

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, Rosa Parks, Emiliano Zapata, Martin Luther King, Jr.
bottom row, left to right: Patrice Lumumba, Sojourner Truth, Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis