What is MMW?

Picture_104The MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD (MMW) is a general education world history and writing program required of all ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE students at UC SAN DIEGO.    MMW is offered on campus and abroad on UCSD GLOBAL SEMINARS.  MMW has offered more than 40 programs abroad (since 2008) on six continents to over 900 students.  In addition, in 2017-18 MMW launched MMW SERVES, which combines an MMW course with spring break service experiences in CA and the American southwest.

MMW is a five-course, lower-division sequence for students entering as freshmen (MMW11 – MMW15) and a two-course, upper-division sequence for transfer students (MMW121 – MMW122).

MMW was created with the inauguration of Eleanor Roosevelt College, then called Fifth College, at UC San Diego in 1988. The program has an academic year enrollment of approximately 5,000 (seats), a summer enrollment of 750, and is delivered through the efforts of 15 faculty, 6 professional staff, and more than 50 teaching assistants.

From 1988 – 2010, MMW was a six-course series (numbered MMW 1 – MMW 6), which was revised into the current five course sequence in the 2011-12 academic year.   Fall 2011 also witnessed the inauguration of transfer-specific MMW courses, which at first were lower-division (MMW21 and MMW22), and in 2014 were adjusted to upper-division, in line with the upper-division standing of transfer students.

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