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HIST& 214 Pacific Northwest History • 5 Cr.


Studies the historical and environmental factors affecting the social, economic, and political structures of the Pacific Northwest. Topics include the physical background of aboriginal, European, and American settlement. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

Description starting Winter 2017

Surveys major historical developments in the Pacific Northwest from the late 1700s to the present. Examines relations between whites, Native Americans, and other groups, changing relationships between people and the environment, and relations between the region and international and national political, economic and social developments. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


May be used as social science or humanities course requirement, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze the changing relationships between various groups of people and cultures in the region and between the region’s environment and its inhabitants.
  • Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, and cultural developments in the region’s history and the connections between the region, nation, and the world.



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