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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

Enrollment in DOC 2 is by department approval.  Prerequisites are 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 be given permission to enroll in DOC 2 during their Second Pass Enrollment Appointments in November.  Students who are enrolled in DOC 1 and AWP 3 (Analytical Writing) Fall Quarter 2020 will be given permission to enroll in DOC 2 when their Academic History on TritonLink indicates that they have satisfied the ELWR prerequisite.  (Students who completed DOC 1 in Fall Quarter 2019 or earlier should use EASy to request permission to enroll in 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 2022.

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

Lecturers for Winter Quarter 2021

to be determined

Specific Information for Winter Quarter 2021

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