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Lorraine C Mc Conaghy
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 class will explore the Pacific Northwest, with special emphasis on Washington Territory and State. We will meet at the Museum of History and Industry, just southeast of campus, and use the museum's galleries and collections for our learning.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

There is no required preparation for this class, but a general knowledge of United States History, 1750-2000 would be very useful for understanding the Northwest as a case study.

Class assignments and grading

Students will be asked to read, discuss, and write reviews of three books in addition to our basic text. Students will write a midterm and final exam. Students will apply their learning to a paper or project, due the last week of class. This project may take the form of a lesson plan, exhibit or website, that is the equivalent of a 10-page research paper, complete with bibliography and notes.

Three book reviews 15% Midterm 20% Final 35% Project 30%


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 Edmund K. Kamai
Date: 11/05/2000