Social Movement

Soc Movements


Why Study Social Movement?

Sociologists study social movements to understand how collective action can transform social order, cultural values and ideologies, economic relations, and hierarchies. Professional sociologists study strategies used to establish connections among organizers and explore how people and ideas migrate, generating transnational connections.

OSU faculty interests include: environmental movements, organization networks, anti-environmentalism as a counter-movement, group processes, social networks and political sociology.

Faculty: Monica Whitham, Tamara Mix, Chad Malone, Andrew Fullerton

Social Movement Coursework

Social movement graduate courses:

  • SOC 5323: Seminar on Collective Behavior & Social Movements*
  • SOC 5473: Seminar on the Contemporary Environmental Movement
  • SOC 5493: Seminar on Environmental Justice
  • SOC 5950: Advanced Studies in Social Movements
  • SOC 5990: Advanced Topics in Sociology

*Required course

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the graduate social movements concentration area, please contact:

Dr. Tamara Mix
Department of Sociology
Oklahoma State University
431 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK  74078-4062
Phone: (405) 744-6125