Making of the Modern World

Picture_043The Making of the Modern World is a general education world history and writing program, required of all students enrolled in Eleanor Roosevelt College, one of six undergraduate colleges at UC San Diego.   Founded in 1988, MMW is a five course sequence for students entering UC San Diego as freshmen:  MMW11 Human Origins and Ancient Foundations,  MMW12 Classical and Medieval Traditions (ca. 100BCE  – 1200CE), MMW13 New Ideas and Cultural Interaction 1200-1750, MMW14 Revolution, Empire, Industry 1750-1914, MMW15 The Twentieth Century and Beyond. MMW is a two course upper-division sequence for transfer students:   MMW121 Exploring the Pre-Modern World and MMW122 Exploring the Modern World. IMG_1388

MMW has an academic year enrollment of approximately 4,500 (seats), a summer enrollment of 400, and is delivered through the efforts of more than 50 graduate student teaching assistants, 18 faculty, and 6 professional staff.

MMW is also offered abroad on Global Seminars.  Since 2008, MMW has brought more than 500 students abroad on its Global Seminars in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Prof. Herbst has created and led Global Seminars in England, France, Turkey, Thailand and Cambodia, and New Zealand.   Peter PanFor MMW Global Seminars, see the UC San Diego Global Seminar Page.   In Summer 2017, MMW will offer programs in Germany, Spain, South Africa, and New Zealand.  For information on all UC San Diego programs and opportunities abroad, visit the Programs Abroad Office website.


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