Welcome to the website of the Making of the Modern World (MMW) program. MMW is a multi-course general education sequence designed to provide an interdisciplinary global overview of the past from the emergence of the human species to the contemporary world. MMW is an academic expression of the mission of UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College which is, in part, “to feature dimensions of international understanding and cultural diversity.” We are committed to ensuring that our graduates, who are from all academic disciplines, have a basic understanding of the diverse human experience that has shaped our world. MMW provides that understanding, while also teaching research and writing skills critical for academic success at the university. For an overview of MMW learning outcomes and assessment information click here.
Students entering UC San Diego as freshmen take a five-course sequence from MMW 11 to MMW 15. Transfer students, entering UC San Diego as upper-classmen and having already fulfilled the college writing requirement, take a two-course transfer sequence, MMW 21 and MMW 22. MMW courses are taught during the academic year and during the summer. MMW14 and MMW15 are also taught as five-week summer Global Seminars abroad in such destinations as Athens, Berlin, Istanbul, and London. Transfer students may substitute a Global Seminar abroad for MMW22.
For information about the program, please feel free to explore this website or contact the MMW program at any time.
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0546