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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 (updated!)

Mandatory prerequisites for DOC 2 are completion of DOC 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement.  Students who are enrolled in DOC 1 Fall Quarter 2020 and have already satisfied ELWR will automatically be given permission to enroll in DOC 2 during their Second Pass Enrollment Appointments after November 22.  Students who are enrolled in DOC 1 and AWP 3 (Analytical Writing) Fall Quarter 2020 will automatically be given permission to enroll in DOC 2 when their Academic History on TritonLink indicates in mid-December that they have satisfied the ELWR prerequisite.  (Only those students who completed DOC 1 in Fall Quarter 2019 or earlier should plan to submit a request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy), and that should not be done until the week of November 23.)    

DOC 2 discussion sections will meet twice a week, starting Week 1.  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 2022.

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

Lecturers for Winter Quarter 2021

Although all instruction will be remote and there will be no on-campus DOC classes, there will be periodic live synchronous lectures.  For this reason, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a DOC 2 lecture at a time when they will be able to be online for at least some of the lectures throughout the quarter. (If it is impossible for students to participate in every synchronous class, they will be able to access recordings of them later.) 


Specific Information for Winter Quarter 2021 (updated!)

No student will be able to enroll in DOC 2 before their Second Pass enrollment appointment after November 22.  See "Prerequisites and Enrollment" above. 

All DOC 2 instruction will be delivered remotely, with both synchronous and asynchronous aspects.  For example, the tentative plan is for all Wednesday DOC 2 lectures to be presented live.  In addition, Teaching Assistants will present one of the two weekly DOC 2 discussion sections live.  Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in DOC 2 lecture AND discussion section times when they will be able to be online live for at least some of the class meetings throughout the quarter.  (If it is impossible for students to participate in every synchronous class, they will be able to access recordings of them later.)

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

DOC 2 Section Schedule with Teaching Assistants' Names will be posted here in January.

 

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