The Rise of Modern Science OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Course on Modern Science

Published Apr 01, 2009

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Study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to present day in this free OpenCourseWare, 'The Rise of Modern Science,' presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The original course was an elective choice in several Bachelor of Science degree programs at MIT.

The Rise of Modern Science: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
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The Rise of Modern Science: Course Description

'The Rise of Modern Science,' free OpenCourseWare presented by MIT, explores the foundations and influences of modern science. The original lecture course, taught by Dr. Slava Gerovitch, defines the impact that science and society have on each other. The course was an elective option in various MIT Bachelor of Science degree programs. The course content focused on the areas of Europe and the United States. Discussion topics were drawn from the field histories of psychology, physics, chemistry, medicine and biology.

This free OpenCourseWare includes course assignments, study questions, example student papers, an inclusive reading list, downloadable reading materials and external links to relevant course related sites. To view the assorted study materials, visit the modern science survey course page.

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