This course is designed primarily for science students in the last year of a BS program, and for history students in the last year of a BA (History) program. As such, History 404 uses a range of primary and secondary materials as well as visual media, notably, the thirteen episodes that make up the lecture series A History of Science in Society. With the exception of the textbooks and some readings, this course will be internet based. For students who do not have access to high-speed internet, a print version of the course Study Guide has been supplied. Those students can borrow the audio-visual material through the AU Library. Students with no prior knowledge of the history of science can benefit from the course but some background in history would be helpful; university-level research, reading, and writing skills are mandatory.