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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 301 - Pacific Northwest History

Exploration and settlement; subsequent political, economic, and social history with particular emphasis on Washington. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K5 - Humanities

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the origins and consequences of the key events and transformations that occurred in the Pacific Northwest from the earliest recorded history to the present.
  • Read and respond in oral and written form to primary and secondary sources-including traditional historical documents, oral traditions, art, and literature-from the many cultures of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Identify and synthesize patterns over time in how regional inhabitants have understood, assigned meaning, utilized, and shaped the environment around them. 

  • Identify and assess the ways in which the history of the Pacific Northwest follows, contributes to, or departs from the larger contours of the American and global experience and, in so doing, confront and question their own presuppositions.
  • Assemble, evaluate and analyze relevant historical evidence in order to craft well-supported arguments in both oral and written form.
  • Recognize the nature of history as an interpretive process, rather than merely as a body of facts.  Armed with that recognition, and utilizing both primary and secondary sources, the student will be able to evaluate existing interpretations and to articulate their own interpretations.

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