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The Making of the Modern World

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Eleanor Roosevelt College, Administration Building

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

The Making of the Modern World (MMW) is a general-education sequence designed to provide a broad, global overview of the past from human origins and early societies (MMW 11) to the achievements and challenges of the contemporary world (MMW 15). MMW is an academic expression of the mission of Eleanor Roosevelt College that is, in part, “to feature dimensions of international understanding and cultural diversity.” MMW is designed to encourage students to think historically and comparatively and to provide instruction in university-level research and writing. It is our belief that, regardless of one’s academic specialization, all ERC graduates should have a basic understanding of the diverse human experience that comprise our world, both past and present. MMW provides that understanding. ERC students entering UC San Diego as first-year students are required to complete the five-course sequence MMW 11 to MMW 15. Transfer students, entering UC San Diego as upper classmen, are required to take the transfer upper-division sequence MMW 121 and 122. Courses in the sequence may be taken for letter grades only. Students in the Making of the Modern World 12 and 13 (offered in winter and spring quarters, respectively) fulfill their University of California composition requirement by receiving intensive instruction in university-level writing. Subject matter for writing instruction is related to course material. Students must have satisfied the university’s Entry Level Writing Requirement in English composition before enrolling in the Making of the Modern World 12 or 13.  

For further details on Eleanor Roosevelt College requirements, see “Eleanor Roosevelt College, General-Education Requirements.”