HIST 404: Historical Foundations of Modern Science (Rev. C3) Report a Broken Link

Unit 1


“What Is Science?” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 2


“Why the Greeks?” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 3


“The Great Bazaar of Science.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 4


“Science in the Renaissance.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.


Assignment 1 - Part A
Galileo Galilei: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615

Assignment 1 - Part B
Averroes’s commentary on Book IV of Aristotle’s Physics.

Source: Grant, Edward, ed. A Source Book in Medieval Science. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1974.

Unit 5


“Was There a Scientific Revolution?” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 6


“Purpose and Construction of Maps.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 7


“The Age of Empire.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

“The Origin of Species.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.


Assignment 2 - Part A
The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Assignment 2 - Part B
Discourse on the Method by René Descartes.

Unit 8


“Science and War.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

“The End of Classical Physics.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 9


“The Challenge of 20th Century Biology.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.

Unit 10


“Women’s Role in Science.” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.


Assignment 3 - Part A
Articles on Mileva Merić: “Einstein’s Wife: The Relative Motion of ‘Facts’ ” by Michael Getler: 

Unit 11


“Where Is Science Headed?” A History of Science in Society. Canadian Learning Television, 2005.