2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Pacific Northwest History: Multicultural Perspectives

Summer quarter

Faculty: Michael Vavrus education, history, political economy

Fields of Study: geography and history

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40094 (6) First Session; 40095 (4) First Session  Conditions The regular class meetings are devoted to Pacific NW History; the additional 2 credit elective for Human Geography is completed independently.  

Credits: 4, 6(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


Pacific Northwest History introduces multicultural aspects to the historical developments of this region.  How European imperialism affected non-European ethnic groups – such as American Indians, Chinese, African, Mexican, Japanese – is studied.  Attention to the experiences of women is included. The local historical development of Tacoma is used to highlight the role of capitalism in creating governing bodies and class differences among white European Americans who collectively discriminated against the aspirations of people of color.  Historical patterns are linked to contemporary practices and conditions. Because the subject matter is history, this is a reading/text intensive course. 

Students registering for 6 credits will continue to work independently into the early weeks of the second summer session in a study of human geography.

Course credits contribute to minimum coursework expectations for various teaching endorsements.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 12:30-4:30p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: history, teaching

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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