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Jennifer Seltz
HSTAA 432
Seattle Campus

History of Washington and the Pacific Northwest

Exploration and settlement; economic development; growth of government and social institutions; statehood.

Class description

This is an "A" term class.

This course will cover the history of the Pacific Northwest from the 18th century through today. We will focus on three themes: the complicated interactions among diverse peoples in a common environment; how empires, nation-states, and capital have shaped the region; and arguments over regional identity itself.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites, but some background in U.S. history is helpful.

Class assignments and grading

The class will be a lecture with plenty of time for discussion. Assingments will include 2-3 short papers, one longer paper, and an exam. The reading for this class is substantial. See syllabus for details.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stefanie M Starkovich
Date: 04/15/2004