Master Course Outline HIST& 214 Pacific Northwest History

Master Course Outline
HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History
Course Description: This course offers a survey of the history of the Pacific Northwest region of
North America from the arrival of the Original Peoples, approximately 30,000 BCE through
European conquest and colonial development, incorporation into the United States, exploitation
of natural resources, race, class and gender conflicts as they developed throughout the 19th and
20th Centuries and political, social, and economic development in the 20th Century through the
era of the Vietnam War. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies social science distribution area A requirement
or specified elective for the AA degree.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Preparation: READ 090 or placement in college level reading; ENGL 095 or
placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
ENGL& 101 recommended.
Co-requisites: None
Learning Outcomes: The objectives of this course, in addition to learning the subject matter of
Pacific Northwest history, are to improve students’ demonstrated abilities in the following
areas; letters cited after the individual outcomes, and elsewhere in the syllabus, refer to Grays
Harbor College’s five desired student learning abilities [A - Competency in the Disciplines; BLiteracy; C-Critical Thinking; D-Social/Personal Responsibility; E-Using Resources].
Regarding Course Content, students will have as objectives or outcomes the understanding of:
the relevance of historical study [A, B, C, D, E]
the "WHY" of history [A, B, C, D, E]
the meaning of the past on the present [A, B, C, D, E]
the possibilities of creating a better future by understanding the past [A, B, C, D]
the relationships between and among the various peoples who have and do inhabit the
United States [A, B, C, D, E]
the race, class and gender diversity in United States history [A, B, C, D, E]
Regarding the skills gained in the course, students will have as goals the improvement of their
ability to:
adopt and maintain an open mind about new issues and ideas [A, B, C, D]
read texts for comprehension of meaning, analysis, and evaluation [A, B, C, D]
read and think critically about texts and arguments [A, B, C, D]
effectively communicate, in writing, knowledge and perspectives [A, B, C]
support arguments with evidence [A, B, C, E]
use of information resources in building opinions and arguments [A, B, C, D, E]
identify and use an expanded vocabulary [A, B, C]
apply knowledge of material in written and oral presentations [A, B, C, D]
work together in groups [A, B, C, D]
discuss texts and concepts in small and large groups [A, B, C, D]
effectively evaluate self and peers [B, C, D, E]
take charge of one's own learning [A, B, C, D, E]
use technology [B, C, E]
Textbooks: Carlos Schwantes, A History of the Pacific Northwest, Gary Murrell, Ironpants:
Oregon’s Anti-New Deal Governor, Charles Henry Martin
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of
this course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic
dishonesty are responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional
academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support
Services coordinator as well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we
create an optimal environment for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week
(Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date
will receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or
completing the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult
with the instructor, advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed
after W Day are complete withdrawals from all courses.