Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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TS 24 - HS 21+-Pacific NW & Washington State History

Credits: 3-5
Examines the emergence of the modern Pacific Northwest beginning with the earliest geological creation of the region and continuing with Native American habitation, contact with Euro-Americans, the development of trade and early settlement, the development of an industrial economy, the cycle of 20th century wars and depression, and the post-World War II emergence of the Pacific Northwest. Students who successfully complete this course will earn High school 21+ credits in Washington State History.

Enrollment Requirement: Appropriate placement and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $3.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the environmental, political, social, and economic issues that have led to the creation of the modem Pacific Northwest.
  2. Read important historical literature and documents to enhance their understanding of the region.
  3. Explore topics of current and historical interest in the region.
  4. Observe regional and local conditions in the historic and modern PNW through personal observation.
  5. Experience field experiences with other students.
  6. Write short papers and essay exams to refine their understanding of readings, observations, and field experiences.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate college-ready level reading, writing, digital literacy, and communication skills in social studies, literature, and science.
  2. Demonstrate competency in college-ready level mathematics.
  3. Demonstrate the skills necessary for successful transition to college credit courses and/or living wage employment.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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