The Making of the Modern World
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Eleanor Roosevelt College, Administration
The Making of the Modern World (MMW) is a general-education sequence designed to provide a broad, global overview of the past from the dawn of human history and early societies (in MMW 11) to the emergence of social, environmental, economic, and political challenges facing the world today (in MMW 15). MMW is the expression of the official mission of Eleanor Roosevelt College which is, in part, “to feature dimensions of international understanding and cultural diversity.” MMW is designed to encourage students to think historically and comparatively and also provides instruction in university-level research and writing. It is our belief that, regardless of academic or professional area of specialization, all ERC graduates should have a basic understanding of the shared and remarkably diverse human experience that comprises our world, both past and present, and MMW provides that understanding.
ERC students entering UC San Diego as freshmen are required to complete the full MMW sequence (MMW 11 to MMW 15), while transfer students, entering UC San Diego as upper classmen, are only required to take the transfer-specific courses (MMW 21 and 22). Courses in the sequence may be taken for a letter grade 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 drawn from or related to course material. Instruction in writing is provided in discussion sections, which meet twice each week. Each of these two writing-intensive quarters carries six units of credit. 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.”