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. First year students are cautioned from targeting 300/400 level courses.

  • Biological Science
    • FES 240 Forest Biology
    • RNG 121 Intro to Wildland Ecology
    • SUS 102 Intro to Environmental Science & Sustainability 
  • Physical Science
    • SUS 103 Intro to Climate Change
    • WSE 210 Renewable Materials: Technology & Utilization
  • Cultural Diversity
    • ANTH 210 Comparative Cultures
    • ANTH 311 Peoples of the World: North America
    • ANTH 313 Peoples of the World: Latin America
    • ANTH 314 Peoples of the World: Middle East
    • ANTH 315 Peoples of the World: Africa
    • ANTH 319 Peoples of the World: Japan & Korea
    • HST 104 World History I: Ancient Civilizations*
    • HST 105 World History II: Middle & Early Modern Ages*
    • HST 106 World History III: The Modern & Contemporary World*
    • PHL 160 Quest for Meaning: World Religions
    • PHL 213 Intro to Hindu Traditions
    • PS 343 Russian Policitics
    • PS 344 Latin American Politics
    • PS 346 Middle East Politics
  • Social Processes & Institutions (Note: COB students are required to take ECON 201 & ECON 202)
    • AEC 250 Intro to Environmental Economics & Policy
    • AEC 251 Intro to Agricultural & Food Economics
    • ANTH 101 Intro to Anthropology
    • ECON 201 Intro to Microeconomics
    • ECON 202 Intro to Macroeconomics
    • H 210 Intro to the Health Care System
    • HDFS 201 Contemporary Families in the U.S.
    • NMC 101 New Media & Culture
    • PS 201 Intro to United States Government & Politics
    • PS 204 Intro to Comparative Politics
    • PS 205 Intro to International Relations
  • Western Culture
    • AEC 240 Rural Economics of Place & People
    • AEC 253 Environmental Law, Policy, & Economics
    • GEOG 106 Geography of the Western World
    • HST 201 History of the United States: Pre-Columbian to 1820
    • HST 202 History of the United States: 1820 to 1920
    • HST 203 History of the United States: 1920 to Present
    • HST 104 World History I: Ancient Civilizations*
    • HST 105 World History II: Middle & Early Modern Ages*
    • HST 106 World History III: The Modern & Contemporary World*
    • PHL 205 Ethics
    • PS 206 Intro to Political Thought
    • TOL 132 Foundations & History of Outdoor & Adventure Professions
  • Difference, Power, & Discrimination
  • Sythesis - Contemporary Global Issues
  • Synthesis - Science, Technology, & Society
    • GEO 300 Sustainability for the Common Good*
    • SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment
    • HEST 310 Intro to Community Engagement & Community-based Design

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