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Mary C Wright
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 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

lecture/discussion

Recommended preparation

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


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 Mary C Wright
Date: 02/26/2008