Upper Division DOC Courses

DOC 100D: Promises and Contradictions in US Culture

This course is open to Thurgood Marshall College transfer (IGETC) students, as well as Juniors and Seniors from the other five colleges.  It satisfies UCSD’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion requirement.*

DOC 100D provides a broad overview of the histories of multiple communities and explores the struggle for social justice in the United States. 

Topics include:

  • social movements
  • shifting ideologies of class, "race," and gender
  • the rise of corporate power, and
  • the transformation of higher education. 

Students will learn to analyze and discuss historical artifacts that range from essays on gender and racialization to autobiography to video and film. 

* A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a Bachelor’s degree who begin their studies at UC San Diego in lower-division standing in Fall 2011 or thereafter, or in upper-division standing in Fall 2013 or thereafter. Undergraduates may satisfy the requirement by passing a four-unit course expressly approved by the University's Undergraduate Council for this purpose.

Winter Quarter 2017

Fall Quarter 2016

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon

Taught by Ms. Natalye Pass

Summer Session 2016

Taught by Dr. Jeff Gagnon in Summer Session I: Syllabus

Taught by Ms. Natalye Pass in Summer Session II: Syllabus

Spring Quarter 2016

Winter Quarter 2016

Fall Quarter 2015

A00 (section ID 851062) -- Taught by Dr. Jeff GAGNON ( or
MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m., Sequoyah Hall 147
syllabus to be posted by 10/05/15

D00 (section ID 860178) -- Taught by Dr. Megan STROM (
MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m., Center Hall 207
syllabus to be posted by 10/05/15

Summer Session 2015

Spring Quarter 2015

Winter Quarter 2015

Fall Quarter 2014

Summer Session 2014

Spring Quarter 2014

Winter Quarter 2014

Spring Quarter 2013

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