Political Economy of Washington State (1970 to Present)

Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

political economy, community development and planning

Governance in Washington State has been shaped by the transformation from a rural natural resource based economy to a manufacturing based economy after WWII followed by a transition to a service/technology based economy in more recent years. Understanding the economic and social forces that dominate our politics and culture is key to charting a future course through times of growing national and international uncertainty. Our State Capitol City is the perfect learning laboratory for exploring the interplay between politics and economics. Students will learn how to access and use information from state data systems and archives.

Program Details

Fields of Study

community studies government political economy sociology

Preparatory For

Public policy, education, public and non-profit management


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Mondays 5:30-9:30 PM

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning