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Important Update

Following campus guidelines, the MMW Staff is working remotely until further notice. You can reach us by email at for MMW program-related questions.  MMW classes are taught remotely and asynchronously through summer 2021.  

Zoom: Check your course Canvas site for zoom contact information for your professor and TA.

Making of the Modern World

Greetings from the Making of the Modern World (MMW) community!  

To assist students through this challenging time, MMW shifted to remote asynchronous instruction through Academic Year 2020-2021 and Summer 2021.  Though we may be physically separated, we are intellectually connected in community as we seek to teach and learn about our world.  In these extraordinary times, ascertaining how we arrived at this point appears more urgent and relevant than ever. Providing such understanding is the very goal of the MMW general education program, which offers an interdisciplinary inquiry into the deep and global roots out of which the modern world emerged.  MMW also provides instruction in university-level academic writing, analysis, and research skills.  MMW is a five-course, lower-division sequence for students entering as freshmen (MMW11 – MMW15) and a two-course, upper-division sequence for transfer students (MMW121 – MMW122). The program is an academic manifestation of a core aspect of the mission of Eleanor Roosevelt College, namely, “to feature dimensions of international understanding and cultural diversity” and is required of all ERC students. 

Be well and feel free to reach out with inquiries or questions.  Email: 

Sincerely, the MMW Program