Cascadia: The Environment and History of the Pacific Northwest

Winter 2022
Native Pathways - Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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This course explores the environmental, ecological, cultural, and economic ties of this region along the west coast of North America between today’s southern Alaska and northern California. Students will investigate how this unique physical geography has shaped human societies and how people in turn continually reshape these land and waterscapes. This course begins with examining how natural processes such as glaciers, plate tectonics, and volcanic activity created the circumstances for the region’s Indigenous Peoples, who for thousands of years maintained deep connections across this expanse. Then, we will shift toward the rapid Euro-American colonization of the region, focusing on issues including Indigenous/settler relations, the creation and implications of political borders, industrial development, and the impacts of global climate change.

Registration

Winter 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 20334

Academic details

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Native Pathways - Olympia