Why Study Social Inequality?
Social inequality focuses on the structural sources and individual consequences of racism, sexism and economic exploitation in society, as well as the social processes sustaining these inequities. Professional sociologists use a holistic approach to analyze power dynamics and systems of oppression in society, and ways that social policies can address and reduce these inequalities.
OSU faculty interests include: health and illness, environmental inequality, occupations and organizations, crime and punishment, race/class/gender relations, and stratification.
Social Inequality Coursework
A list of graduate seminars offered within the social inequality speciality is provided below. In addition, our M.S. and Ph.D. students have opportunities to teach and work as teaching assistants in many undergraduate courses focused on this broad and encompassing area.
- ANTH 5243: Globalization & Culture
- SOC 5063: Social Inequality & Stratification*
- SOC 5323: Seminar on Collective Behavior & Social Movements
- SOC 5493: Seminar in Environmental Justice
- SOC 5663: American Pluralism: Race & Ethnicity in American Life
- SOC 5950: Sociology of Gender
- SOC 6213: Theory of Social Structure
- SOC 6493: Sociology of Disaster
Want to Learn More?
Dr. Heather McLaughlin
Department of Sociology
Oklahoma State University
431 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
Phone: (405) 744-6124
Fax: (405) 744-5780