HIST& 214 : Pacific Northwest History

With emphasis on the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Pacific Northwest (PNW) history proceeds through five main periods: indigenous peoples, European discovery, colonialism, industrial development, and regional control. The course emphasizes understanding social (ethnicity, race, and gender) differences, economic and political organization, and cultural values of the different historical periods.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

  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.





Semester Offered