BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Northwest History

HIST 051

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Todd R Smith MEd
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


The history of the northwestern United States is shaped by an understanding of geography: the physical features and processes of the area; the people who have inhabited the area: the Native Americans, explorers, traders, and missionaries; and the events: exploration, immigration, wars, treaties, railroads, and the emergence of the United States. The 20th century continued to shape the Northwest through growth of industry, immigration, and statehood.

Course Content:

1. Five Themes of Geography
2. The Physical Environment
3. The First People
4. Explorers, Settlers, and Missionaries
5. Government, Treaties, and Wars
6. Growth, Immigrants, and Statehood
7. Growing in the 20th Century
8. Economic Drepression, Recovery, and World War II
9. Modern Washington: Recession, Transition, and Prosperity

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.