Oregon State University

Bacc Core Classics

Consider the offerings in each category relative to this theme. Remember that each Bacc Core category requires the completion of one (1) course. The Bacc Core Playlists draw primarily from the Perspectives and Synthesis areas of the core and do not constitute complete coverage of the Bacc Core. For example: the majority of lists do not include courses from every perspectives sub-category, nor do they incorporate/address the Skills areas of the core.

  • Biological Science
    • BI 101, 102, 103  General Biology (+ discipline-based Biology levels)
    • BOT 101 Botany: A Human Concern
    • SOIL 102 Introduction to Environmental Science & Sustainability
  • Physical Science
    • CH 122, 123 General Chemistry (+ discipline-based Chemistry levels)
    • GEO 101 The Solid Earth
    • GEO 102 The Surface of the Earth
    • GEO 103/OC 103 Exploring the Deep:  Geography of the World’s Oceans
    • PH 104 Descriptive Astronomy
    • PH 106 Perspectives in Physics
  • Cultural Diversity
    • ANTH 210  Comparative Cultures
    • ART 207  Indigenous Art of the Americas
    • ENG 213 Literatures of the World: Middle East
    • ES 101 Intro to Ethnic Studies
    • GEO 105  Geography of the Non-Western World
    • HST 104, 105, 106  World History
    • MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World
    • PHL 160 Quests for Meaning: World Religions
  • Literature & the Arts
  • Social Processes & Institutions
  • Western Culture
  • Difference, Power, & Discrimination
    • ANTH 345  Biological &Cultural Constructions of Race
    • ES 212 Survey of Chicano/a Culture & Issues
    • ES 221, 223  Survey of African American Studies
    • ES 233 Asian American Studies II
    • ES 243  Native American Experience in the 20th Century
    • ES 351 Ethnic Minorities in Oregon
    • FW 340 Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources
    • GEO 309 Environmental Justice
    • HDFS 201 Contemporary Families in the US
    • PHL 280 Ethics of Diversity
    • SOC 206 Social Problems & Issues
    • SOC 312 Sociology of the Family
    • WS 223 Women:  Self & Society
    • WS 224 Women: Personal & Social Change
    • WS 414  Systems of Oppression in Women’s Lives
  • Synthesis - Contemporary Global Issues
    • HDFS 447 Families & Poverty
    • HST 317 Why War: A Historical Perspective
    • HST 385 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • PHL 443 World Views & Environmental Values
    • PS 345 The Politics of Developing Nations
    • SOC 480 Environmental Sociology
    • Z 349 Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, & Conservation
  • Synthesis - Science, Technology, & Society  
    • ATS 320 Man’s Impact on Climate
    • BB 331 Intro to Molecular Biology
    • CH 374 Technology, Energy, & Risk - E-Campus only
    • CS 391  Social & Ethical Issues in Computer Science
    • CSS 335 Intro to Water Science and Policy
    • ENT 300 Plagues, Pests, and Politics
    • GEO 306 Minerals, Energy, Water, & the Environment
    • H 320 Intro to Human Disease
    • HSTS 413 History of Science
    • HSTS 414 History of Twentieth Century Science
    • HSTS 415 Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology
    • HSTS 417 History of Medicine
    • HSTS 423 Science and Religion 
    • PHL 325 Scientific Reasoning
    • PH 313 Energy Alternatives
    • PH 332 Light, Vision, & Color
    • PS 370 Science, Religion, & Politics
    • TOX 360 World of Poisons
    • WS 340  Gender & Science

    *Some courses may appear in more than one bacc core category, but, a course can only be counted toward fulfilling a single category