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Welcome to OSU’s Baccalaureate Core faculty. We are committed to providing excellent foundational and advanced experiences to through courses across the university curriculum. The Bacc Core is OSU’s version of general education requirements and must be fulfilled by all undergraduates. Bacc Core faculty are encouraged to help students understand the value and goals of the Bacc Core and the ways in which the faculty member’s specific Bacc Core course contributes to a student’s OSU education.
Critical thinking is a hallmark of all Bacc Core courses. Bacc Core faculty challenge students to understand and practice the elements of critical thinking in their discipline as these elements apply to content of the specific course.
Students choose courses to fulfill requirements in fifteen categories:
Faculty can determine if a course they are teaching is in the Bacc Core.
This link also identifies the category(ies) of the Core in which the course has been certified.
View Baccalaureate Core learning outcomes, criteria, and rationale for each category of the Core.
Teaching a Bacc Core course brings certain responsibilities:
on the syllabus and identify them clearly as Baccalaureate Core Learning Outcomes for Category X or Categories X and Y.
Faculty development opportunities related to Bacc Core teaching are available through the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program and the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program
If you have questions about teaching in the Baccalaureate Core, please contact the Chair of the Baccalaureate Core Committee, Kevin Gable.