Prof. Herbst primarily teaches courses on environmental history and on themes in world history though the Making of the Modern World Program as well as in the department of History and Environmental Studies program.
The Making of the Modern World is a required general education world history sequence for students enrolled in UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College. MMW is a five-course, lower-division sequence (MMW11-15) for students entering UC San Diego as freshmen and a two-course, upper-division sequence (MMW121-122) for transfer students. These courses are: MMW11 Human Origins and Ancient Foundations, MMW12 Classical and Medieval Traditions, MMW13 New Ideas and Cultural Interaction 1200-1750, MMW14 Revolution, Empire, Industry 1750-1914, and MMW15 The Twentieth Century and Beyond, MMW121 Exploring the Pre-Modern World and MMW122 Exploring the Modern World.
For MMW programs abroad, see the Programs Abroad Office Global Seminar Page.