HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Social Sciences,
Academic Elective

With emphasis on the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Pacific Northwest (PNW) history proceeds through five main periods: indigenous peoples before European arrival, European arrival and exploration, European colonialism, industrial and urban development and immigration, and regional autonomy for the PNW, and considers various marginalized groups in society, including Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Within these different historical periods, the course also examines social difference (e.g., ethnicity, race, and gender), economic and political organization, and cultural values. ENGL& 101 is strongly recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

  1. Demonstrate a “historical mindedness”-- understanding the historical context of ideas, events, and issues.
  2. Develop a sense of regionalism that incorporates geography, economics, politics, and culture.
  3. Demonstrate the contributions and world view of diverse populations of the region.
  4. Distinguish major themes from a regional perspective and from a national perspective.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of significant events, people, and ideas that shaped the region from the beginnings of human settlement.
  6. Analyze and synthesize critical primary and secondary source materials.
  7. Organize thoughts and communicate them clearly and concisely in written form and in oral discussions.