Mary C Wright
Exploration and settlement; economic development; growth of government and social institutions; statehood.
This historical survey of the Pacific Northwest emphasizes Washington state from the time of contact to 2007. The class explores the experience of "others" within the American empire through consideration of political formation, economic development, gender, race and ethnicity.
Student learning goals
1. Content knowledge of the region's history 2. Critical thinking as applied to the role of race-class-gender in history. 3. Increased oral and written communication skills from assignment completion.
General method of instruction
United States History is helpful, but not required.
Class assignments and grading
The midterm and final will be essay exams. Two 5-page historical research papers on class topics.
20% midterm 25% final 15% class participation 40% writing assignments