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DOC 3: Imagination + Action

DOC 3, "Imagination + Action," is a six-unit course offered every spring quarter. 

Course Description

As the culmination of the sequence, DOC 3 aims to develop students' research processes.  Students will have to use their critical reading and writing skills to produce a final research paper that analyzes an issue on the UC San Diego campus related to the larger structural iniquities and questions of justice that ground the DOC sequence.  Students will not only analyze the issue of their choice as it relates to campus, but also propose a solution or action supported by their research.  DOC 3 thus takes seriously the call to imagine institutions differently that defined the establishment of Thurgood Marshall College in 1970.

Prerequisites and Enrollment

Completion of DOC 2 is a prerequisite of DOC 3.  Students should plan to take the DOC sequence in order. 

DOC 3 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 3 in 2021.

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

Lecturers for Spring Quarter 2020

All DOC 3 lectures are asynchronous for Spring Quarter 2020.
Office Hours will be posted on DOC's People page Week 2 of Spring Quarter.

Specific Information for Spring Quarter 2020

Enrolled students are able to access the most updated versions of the DOC 3 Syllabus, assignments, additional material, and notices through Canvas.

Download: 2020 DOC 3 Section List with TA 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