HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History

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Social Science

Survey of the historical, economic and political developments of the Pacific Northwest region. Course meets Washington state requirements for certification of teachers.

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Core Topics


  • Prehistoric Human Migrations
  • Prehistoric Cultures
  • Coastal Indian Tribes and Culture
  • Plateau Indian Tribes and Culture
  • The Exploration Era
  • The Fur Trade Era
  • The Missionary Era
  • American expansion and Imperialism
  • Territorial Government
  • Treaty and Reservation System
  • Indian Conflicts
  • Economic Development
  • Immigration
  • The Asian-American Immigration Story
  • Statehood
  • The Progressive Era
  • Impact of World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal in the PNW
  • The Oakie Migration
  • World War II
  • Japanese Internment
  • Bracero Program
  • Impact of the Cold War
  • The Civil Rights Movements of the PNW
  • Contemporary Movements in Washington