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DOC 2: Arguing Justice

DOC 2, "Arguing Justice," is a six-unit course offered every winter quarter.

Course Description

DOC 2 builds on the critical reading skills practiced in DOC 1 and extends the investigation of the concepts introduced in the fall quarter.  Students hone their argumentative writing skills by explicitly exploring the question of justice in U.S. society, particularly in the era of the Civl Rights Movement to the current day.  For this writing-intensive course, students will be required to complete several small low-risk writing assignments that lay the groundwork for major papers that require planning, drafting, revising, and editing as part of the writing process. 

Prerequisites and Enrollment

Students who have already satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement have priority to enroll in DOC 2 during the winter quarter enrollment period in November. All students who are enrolled in AWP 1 (Analytical Writing) in fall quarter must wait to enroll in DOC 2 until their Academic History on TritonLink indicates that they have satisfied the ELWR prerequisite.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete DOC 1 before they attempt DOC 2. 

DOC 2 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 at the end of Week 1 should plan to take DOC 2 in 2021.

This course is restricted to Thurgood Marshall College students, and must be taken for a Letter Grade.

Lecturers for Winter Quarter 2020

All DOC 2 lectures meet in Solis Hall 107:
See DOC's People page for office locations and current Office Hours.

Specific Information for Winter Quarter 2020

Enrolled students access the DOC 2 Syllabus, assignments, additional material, and notices via Canvas.

DOC 2 Section Schedule with Teaching Assistants' Names


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