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By ALEX ELLISONBERGER and KEVIN GARCIAJIUEREMBERGER, Associated PressThe sociology of science class at California State University San Marcos is getting a new name.
The school said Wednesday that the course was renamed the Sociology of Science and Technology, or S&T.
It is the first of its kind in the country.
“The S&t is a reflection of the fact that this is an emerging discipline that is not yet well understood,” said Mary C. Martin, a sociology professor at the university.
“We want to be very clear that the S&ts is a first step toward more science and technology knowledge, and that students will learn it and have access to it in a more systematic and more rigorous way.”
The new course is part of the university’s effort to bring sociology to the forefront of students’ learning.
It will be taught by a new faculty member in 2019, and will have its first class on Aug. 14, 2019.
It’s part of a larger plan to train a new generation of students in sociology, which includes new programs in anthropology, environmental studies, political science and social work.
The department said it will begin offering classes this fall at other institutions in the Bay Area.
“Our students are going to be more prepared for the rigors of the career path that we’re creating, and they will be ready to graduate and go to work in this field,” Martin said.