Oregon State University

Bacc Core for Teachers—Social Studies Education

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.


  • Speech
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Social Processes and Institutions
    • ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • ECON 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • PS 201 Introduction to United States Government and Politics
    • PS 204 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • PS 205 Introduction to International Relations
    • PSY 202 General Psychology
    • SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 205 Institutions of Social Change
    • WS 223 Women: Self and Society
    • WS 224 Women: Personal and Social Change
  • Western Culture
  • Difference, Power, and Discrimination
    • HST 210/PHL 210 Religion in the United States
    • TCE 216 Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy  
  • Synthesis – Contemporary Global Issues
    • ANTH 380 Cultures in Conflict 
    • GEO 300 Sustainability for the Common Good*
    • GEO 330 Geography of International Development and Globalization
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    • HST 425 The Holocaust in its History – E-Campus Only 
    • SOC 480 Environmental Sociology 
    • WS 480 International Women 
  • Synthesis – Science, Technology, and Society
    • ANTH 330 Evolution of People, Technology, and Society 
    • GEO 300 Sustainability for the Common Good* 
    • HST 481 Environmental History of the United States 
    • HSTS 421 Technology and Change – E-Campus Only (?) 
    • WS 340 Gender and Science

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

**Education Double Degree Students – For maximum effectiveness, use this listing in conjunction with the Social Studies Content Mastery Sheet.

*** Liberal Arts Students – Be sure to select courses for each category from outside your major area.  For example, a History major would not be able to apply a History course toward their Baccalaureate Core.