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This six-unit course focuses on understanding cultural texts as historical documents made up of specific formal elements that reveal the ideological tensions at work in a given period.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

Students who have already satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement may enroll in DOC 3 during the spring quarter enrollment period in February and March.  All students who are enrolled in AWP 1 (Analytical Writing) or AWP 2B (Analytical Writing and Academic English) in winter quarter must wait to enroll in the DOC sequence until the following year. 

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 2020.

Lecturers for Spring Quarter 2019

  • Lecture A meets at 10:00-10:50 a.m. in Center Hall 101 with Dr. Amanda Solomon (
  • Lecture B meets at 11:00-11:50 a.m. in Center Hall 101 with Dr. Emily Johnston (
  • Lecture C meets at 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Center Hall 101 with Dr. Megan Strom (
  • Lecture D meets at 2:00-2:50 p.m. in Center Hall 101 with Dr. Megan Strom (

Specific Information for Spring Quarter 2019

Enrolled students will be able to access material through TritonEd.
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