Eleanor Roosevelt College
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Provost, Eleanor Roosevelt
ERC Administration Building
The Making of the Modern World/Writing Program
Eleanor Roosevelt College MMW Program ERC Administration Building
See “The Making of the Modern World” for Eleanor Roosevelt College writing.
Eleanor Roosevelt College Programs
Provost, Eleanor Roosevelt College
ERC Administration Building
There are two main components to the honors program at ERC: the Freshman Honors Program and the Sophomore Honors Research Project. The Freshman and Sophomore Honors programs at ERC have been established to provide exceptionally motivated and capable students with enhanced educational experiences in association with faculty and other honors students.
Selected new students are invited to enroll in the Freshman Honors Seminar, ERC 20, for one unit of credit each quarter. During fall quarter, students meet with a variety of faculty members to learn more about their research and about academic enrichment opportunities at UC San Diego. Seminar members also participate in other enriching academic and cultural events. The Freshman Honors Seminar continues during winter and spring quarters with faculty speakers who focus on international themes.
Sophomores who have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher have opportunities to pursue independent study with individual faculty for credit (ERC 92), a two-unit course offered in fall, winter, and spring.
New transfer students may participate in a one-unit upper-division seminar during fall quarter to learn about the research university and acquire the skills to write an upper-division research paper (ERC 188). In winter quarter, students will pursue an internship under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
At the upper-division level, students may qualify to enroll in honors programs offered by their major departments. These programs usually include research under the direction of a faculty mentor and the writing and presentation of an honors thesis.
UC San Diego’s reputation for excellence is also reflected in the numbers of students who enroll in departmental senior honors programs and who earn college or university honors or election to Phi Beta Kappa.
Eleanor Roosevelt College Global Service and Research Program
Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Global Service and Research (GSR) program combines academic study of a particular country with firsthand experience through service-learning abroad. GSR participants must have upper-division standing (or instructor consent) and departmental approval.
Prospective GSR students must contact the Making of the Modern World (MMW) program or ERC Student Affairs unit in early fall quarter to learn about program expectations and obligations to receive departmental approval to become a GSR participant. In winter quarter, students enroll in the two-credit Global Preparatory Seminar (ERC 192A) that provides a historical and cultural overview of the country destination to enhance students’ understanding of the context of their service learning. ERC 192A also provides an intellectual basis for the development of a research project that students must propose at the end of the term.
Having completed ERC 192A, students will enroll in the two-credit Global Research Seminar (ERC 192B) for spring term. The spring course begins with the service-learning component conducted over spring break when students travel to and participate in an on-site project in the destination country. Returning to campus for the start of spring quarter, students begin the research seminar, developing the project proposed at the end of ERC 192A, augmenting the knowledge obtained in ERC 192A and in the on-site cultural encounter with further research to complete their research project. At the end of the term, GSR students will present their work to the campus community and faculty.