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DOC 3: Imagination

Lecture C

Spring Quarter 2009


Professor Chad Harris

Lecture: MWF 1:00 - 1:50 Peterson hall 110

Jakey Toor's Sections:

C01: Tu/Th 9:00 AM - Sequoyah 143

C02: Tu/Th 10:00 AM - Sequoyah 143

Jakey's Office Hours:

Friday's 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Sequoyah 124


Course Summary:

Marshall College was founded on the ideals of developing scholars and citizens.  Dimensions of Culture (DOC) is a core

sequence of courses designed to improve skills in critical thinking, analysis, and writing in the service of positive social

engagement as well as future careers.  Spring quarter‟s segment, “Imagination,” introduces strategies of analysis and

interpretation in the context of contemporary American culture.  DOC 1 analyzed academic and public arguments pertaining

to race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.  DOC 2 examined the changing legal and Constitutional arguments

about these and other important social differences.  DOC 3 will analyze how a wide variety of cultural texts – including

advertisements, short stories, film, music, and poetry – have represented and re-imagined these same social differences and

cultural tensions.  Writing assignments in DOC 3 build on the fundamentals of deductive argument introduced in DOC 1

and DOC 2, and help students learn how to construct interpretations of cultural texts based on careful inductive analysis and

well-reasoned support.   


Required Readings:

- 2009 DOC 3 Reader (University Readers)

- Falling Man by Don DeLillo (UCSD Bookstore)

- The Open Handbook by Ann Raimes (UCSD Bookstore)

- Additional Required Readings (E Reserves -> DOC Website)


Seating Chart:



Syllabus & Calendar

Prompts and Important Due Dates

Weekly Assignments


Collaborative Blogs

Collaborative Student Space

Writing Samples

Writing Assistance

Writing Handouts

Interesting Ads

General Handouts





Section Expectations.

First off let me start by saying that I am really excited about the opportunity to co-create a section with all of you! My goal as a TA is to help create a safe environment for the open exchange of questions and ideas; related to the course, related to your writing, related to your interests. I would like our discussions to be focused around issues that interest you as individuals and find out how what is being taught in lecture pertains to your life and the way you view the world. This is your section and our time spent together should enable all of us to learn at the upper limits of our potential. I welcome and look forward to feedback (especially constructive) at any time and in any form.


In order for us to maintain an environment in which everyone can do their best learning, a few guide lines must be followed:


1. Be respectful of others at all times.

2. Arrive on time.

3. Attend section regularly (not only physically but mentally) * Please see syllabus regarding the attendance policy*

4. Come prepared (having done the reading) and having thought of at least one thing to contribute to our discussion. This could be a question or a comment about the reading or something brought up in lecture or a connection that you noticed between an other class and this class. Something connected to what we are studying in some way but not limited to only lecture and the readings.

5. Bring a printed copy of the reading to class with you.

6. Check the Wiki every day for updates, announcements and changes.


Contact Info

Prof. Chad Harris

Email: ccharris@ucsd.edu

TA: Jakey Toor

Email: jtoor@ucsd.edu * In order for me to receive your email, please write "doc" as its own word somewhere in the subject line of the email.


Useful Links

DOC Website

University Readers



E Reserves




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