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DOC 3: Imagination – offered every spring quarter – investigates many of the issues and themes raised in the previous two DOC courses through artifacts of modern American culture, including videos, novels, plays, music, films, and television from the post-World War II period until the present.

Course Description

This six-unit course focuses on understanding cultural texts as historical documents made up of specific formal elements that reveal the ideological tensions at work in a given period.  

For this writing-intensive course, students will be required to complete a 5-6 page paper and a creative project that captures some of the key concepts of the DOC sequence.

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.

Lecturers for Spring Quarter 2020

to be announced

Specific Information for Spring Quarter 2020

Enrolled students will be able to access material through Canvas.
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