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Idaho & The Northwest
IDAHO & THE NW
CLASS CODE: HIST 360 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Studies the exploration, settlement, and development of Idaho within the Pacific Northwest as well as the nation.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Exploration, fur trapping, mining, colonization, contention with Native Americans, territorial era and statehood.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Examine the geology of the Pacific Northwest and evaluate how the climate, land forms, and waterways influenced human habitation.
Locate various migration patterns of the Native American into the Northwest and examine the culture and evolution of these diverse groups.
Explain the interaction of the Native Americans with the European explorers, trappers, and settlers.
Evaluate the impact of the missionaries, miners, mountain men, fur companies, farmers, and ranchers on the development of this region.
Assess how various forms of mining, transportation, and agriculture influenced the settlement and ethnical tensions in the Northewest.
Explain how the social, economic, and political factors shaped the territorial and state boundaries in this region.
Interpret how national and urban developments influenced the growth and development in the Northwest in the 19th century.
Understand the impact of World War I, the great depression, and World War II on the economic, social, political developments in this region.
Explore the environmental issues regarding water, mining, logging, agriculture, fishing, and air pollution in the Northwest.
Understand the challenges for education, artistic forms of expression, industrial development, atomic energy, regional and national identify in the Northwest.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ evaluated pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have AmHer 170, Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300 level courses will be expected to know how to research, write and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001