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HIST 030: Civics In Action

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Participation in various activities that promote understanding of government at all levels. Emphasis will be on rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Counts toward US History, Contemporary World Problems, WA State Civics credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Explain the core values and democratic principles of the U.S. as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. [REASON]
  2. Analyze the purposes, organization and function of federal, state and local government. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of democratic civic involvement. [ACT]

HIST 032: U.S. History I

Credits: 5.0

An examination of selected issues and topics in U.S. History from pre-colonial times to the Civil War. Includes study of U.S. Constitution and govt. Counts toward High School Completion U.S. History I credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe contributions made by early American cultures. [REASON]
  2. Identify events, trends, individuals and movements that helped shape America. [REASON]
  3. Identify and create examples of how technological advances shaped America. [EXPLORE]
  4. Describe and identify the importance of the foundational documents. [REASON]
  5. Relate the past to present, be able to explain how history repeats itself. [EXPLORE]
  6. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the Civil War. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Research, compare and analyze perspectives within this time period using multiple source materials. [EXPLORE]

HIST 033: U.S. History II

Credits: 5.0

An examination of selected issues and topics in U.S. History from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. Includes study of the U.S. Constitution/Govt. High school completion class, counting towards U.S. History II and/or Contemporary World Problems credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe and discuss achievements and trends of cultures and individuals during from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Identify and show examples of how technological advances shaped America. [EXPLORE]
  3. Identify and interpret the major ideas set forth in the Constitution that effect this period of History. [REASON]
  4. Analyze the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments that defined and broadened Civil Rights in America. [EXPLORE]
  5. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Research, compare and analyze perspectives within this time period using multiple source materials. [REASON]

HIST 034: Contemporary World Issues I

Credits: 5.0

A study of U.S. foreign policy issues and their impact on other countries. Topics covered may include: terrorism, U.S. military involvement, global trade agreements, U.S. defense policy and others. HS completion class, counting toward CWP credit and/or U.S. History II.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of maps, charts, and other geographic tools to understand the spatial arrangement of people, places, resources, and environments on earth's surface. [EXPLORE]
  2. Define the purposes and organization of international relationships and how U.S. foreign policy is made. [REASON]
  3. Identify various historical, social, economic and political issues from selected regions of the world. [REASON]
  4. Analyze and evaluate various historical, social, economic and political issues from selected regions of the world. [REASON]
  5. Apply a variety of strategies to communicate information on current international issues to a wide range of audiences. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 035: U.S. Contemporary Issues II

Credits: 5.0

A study of relevant topics affecting U.S. domestic policy issues may include education, the environment, healthcare, crime and the economy. Includes study of U.S. Constitution and federal government. Counts toward high school Contemporary World Problems credit and/or U.S. II.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Analyze the purpose and organization of U.S. government and laws. [REASON]
  2. Explain the organization of government at the federal, state and local levels including the executive, legislative and judicial branches. [REASON]
  3. Describe individual rights and their accompanying responsibilities at the local, state, national levels. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Explain the Bill of Rights and describe some of the individual rights guaranteed by this document. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Analyze opposing arguments on current domestic (U.S.) issues. [REASON]
  6. Explain how various stakeholders' opinions, including corporations, government agencies and the public, influence public policy. [EXPLORE]
  7. Analyze the role of government as participant in the U.S. economy through taxation, spending and policy setting. [REASON]
  8. Communicate ideas clearly and effectively. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 041: U.S. in the Nuclear Age

Credits: 5.0

An examination of historical, social, political and economic developments of the U.S. from 1945 to the present. Counts toward HS Contemporary World Problems and/or U.S. II credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe contributions of a variety of cultures to U.S. history during the period. [REASON]
  2. Identify and explain how events, trends, individuals, and movements shaped the United States into a dominant world power. [REASON]
  3. Analyze and evaluate how decisions made in Post WWII politics impact American's relationships with other countries today. [REASON]
  4. Relate history to personal experience and current issues. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history during this time period. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Compare and analyze multiple perspectives of an event within this time period using primary and secondary source materials. [EXPLORE]

HIST 049: Current Issues in the Pacific Northwest

Credits: 5.0

Exploration of current political, environmental, social and economic issues impacting the Pacific Northwest. Includes study of the Washington State Constitution. Counts toward Washington State History and/or Contemporary World Problems credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Examine major ideas, themes, developments, turning points, chronology, and cause-and-effect relationships in the Pacific Northwest. [REASON]
  2. Connect patterns of habitation in the Pacific Northwest to geographic characteristics and global events. [REASON]
  3. Compare and contrast multiple perspectives and different interpretations of the development of the Pacific Northwest. [EXPLORE]
  4. Examine current environmental and political issues in the Pacific Northwest. [REASON]
  5. Describe the purpose and key functions of state and local government. [REASON]

HIST 060: Enduring Cultures: Communities in Change

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Examines the environmental, social, political and economic impacts on major civilizations throughout history. Analyzes how knowledge of world cultures helps build understanding of today's global issues. High School completion class, counting toward World Civics or CWP credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future. [REASON]
  2. Identify and analyze the causal factors that shaped major events in history. [REASON]
  3. Analyze how cultures and cultural groups have shaped world history. [REASON
  4. Analyze how an understanding of world history can help us prevent problems today. [REASON]
  5. Analyze and evaluate how people across the world have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present. [REASON]
  6. Apply the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrate knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments. [REASON]
  7. Express own viewpoint and recognize the viewpoints of others in the context of a discussion. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 104: African-American History to 1865:CD

Credits: 5.0

Examines the African-American historical experience from its West African origins through the end of the Civil War, emphasizing those individuals, groups, movements, events, issues, and ideas that shaped early African-American civilization (was HIST 117)Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.Crosslisted as: Multi-listed as DIVST 117.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  2. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in African-American history up until the Civil War, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [EXPLORE]
  4. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different African-Americans from different regions, time periods, and/or social status. [EXPLORE]
  5. Compare/contrast the experiences of African-Americans with those of other diverse populations. [EXPLORE]

HIST 105: African-American History 1865-1945:CD

Credits: 5.0

Examines the African-American historical experience from the end of the Civil War until the end of World War II, emphasizing individuals, groups, movements, events, issues, and ideas that shaped African- American civilization after the end of slavery (was HIST 118).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.Crosslisted as: Multi-listed as DIVST 118.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in African-American history between the end of the Civil War and the start of World War II, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [EXPLORE]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different African-Americans from different regions, time periods, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Compare/contrast the experiences of African-Americans with those of other diverse populations. [REASON]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

HIST 106: African-American History from 1945:CD

Credits: 5.0

Examines the African-American historical experience from the end of World War II through the 1970's, emphasizing those individuals, groups, political and artistic movements, events, issues, and ideas that shaped modern African-American civilization (was HIST 119).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.Crosslisted as: Multi-listed as DIVST 119.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in African-American history after World War II, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [EXPLORE]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different African-Americans from different regions, time periods, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Compare/contrast the experiences of African-Americans with those of other diverse populations. [REASON]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

HIST 111: Greek History

Credits: 5.0

The history of Greece from the Bronze Age to 399 B.C.. Emphasis upon political, social, and cultural history.Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions of Greek history, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Identify the basic elements of Greek historiography: the process by which history gets written down; the kinds of sources that are used; how the nature of the sources influences the form of the narrative; how the historical narrative reveals the ideology of the historian; and how the historical narrative is influenced by the biases of political class and social status of the historian. [REASON]
  3. Describe and analyze the cultural and commercial interchanges between Greece and the cultures of North Africa, the Near East, and Asia. [EXPLORE]
  4. Describe and analyze the marginalization of groups and social classes within Greece, such as women, slaves, helots, metics or residential aliens, prostitutes, and hetaerae. [EXPLORE]
  5. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  6. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 112: Roman History

Credits: 5.0

History of Rome from 800 B.C. to 138 A.D.; emphasis on political, social, and cultural history.Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 (was ENGL 105).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions of Roman history, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Identify the basic elements of Roman historiography: the process by which history gets written down; the kinds of sources that are used; how the nature of the sources influences the form of the narrative; how the historical narrative reveals the ideology of the historian; and how the historical narrative is influenced by the biases of political class and social status of the historian. [REASON]
  3. Describe and analyze the relationships between the central administration and the provinces throughout the Empire with respect to commerce, political relations, and cultural exchange. [REASON]
  4. Describe and analyze the marginalization of groups and social classes within Rome, such as women, slaves, prostitutes, and resident aliens, as well as the process by which citizenship was conferred and denied in the Republic and the Empire. [EXPLORE]
  5. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  6. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST& 116: Western Civilization I

Credits: 5.0

Development of man from prehistoric days to the late Middle Ages. Cultural, political and economic aspects of the great civilizations that developed during this period (was HIST 104).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in Western history during the period from prehistory until the late Middle Ages, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST& 117: Western Civilization II

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of Europe from the Middle Ages to end of the Napoleonic Wars, including such topics as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the age of exploration, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution (was HIST 105).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in European history during the period between the late Middle Ages and the end of the Napoleonic Wars, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST& 118: Western Civilization III

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the present, including such topics as the Industrial Revolution, the rise of ideologies such as socialism and fascism, the origins and impact of the World Wars, and the move toward a European Union (was HIST 106).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in European history during the period between the end of the Napoleonic Wars until the present, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST& 146: United States History I:CD

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of the United States from pre-Columbian civilizations through the election of Andrew Jackson, with particular emphasis on the American Revolution, the framing of the Constitution, the origins of sectionalism, and issues of race, class and gender (was HIST 243).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from pre-Columbian civilizations until the election of Andrew Jackson, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders. [EXPLORE]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

HIST& 147: United States History II:CD

Credits: 5.0

History of the United States from Andrew Jackson to the start of World War I, with particular emphasis on the road to the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Second Industrial revolution, the development of American culture and society, and issues of race, class, and gender (was HIST 244).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from the election of Andrew Jackson until the start of World War I, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders. [EXPLORE]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

HIST& 148: United States History III:CD

Credits: 5.0

World War I to the end of the Cold War, with emphasis on the two World Wars, the Great Depression and New Deal, the development of modern American society, the Cold War, and issues of race, class and gender (was HIST 245).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from World War I until the end of the Cold War, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status. [REASON]
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders. [EXPLORE]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of Washington and the Pacific Northwest from before European arrival to the present, including the region's economic, political, and cultural developments, the unique contributions of diverse peoples, and the region's connection to national events (was HIST 104).Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in Pacific Northwest history from before European arrival until the present, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development. [REASON]
  2. Identify and analyze the unique contributions of the various peoples of the Pacific Northwest and the critical role of race, religion, gender, and class in the region's history. [EXPLORE]
  3. Identify and analyze connections between regional history and national/global developments. [REASON]
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms. [REASON]
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]