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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • History

History of the Pacific Northwest HIST-223

  • Fall 2012
  • Section 01
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 08/27/2012 to 12/20/2012
  • Modified 11/20/2012

Contact Information

Office Test

Instructor: Dr. James Jewell

Meeting Times

HISTORY 223-01 meets Thursday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Class & Office Schedule

Fall 2012

Instructor: Dr. Jewell

Telephone:  769-3326































Office 9:15 to 10:30



Office to 10:30

HIST 111-01 @10:30

Office to 10:30

HIST 111-03


Office to 10:30

HIST 111-01 @10:30

Office to 10:30

HIST 111-03





Class to 11:45

Class to 11:45

Class to 11:45

Class to 11:45




Office from Noon to 12:55

Office from Noon to 12:55

Office from Noon to 12:55

Office from Noon to 12:55




HIST 112-01 from 1:00 to 2:15

HIST 111-04

@1:00 to 2:15

HIST 112-01 from 1:00 to 2:15

HIST 111-04

@1:00 to 2:15































Office 5;15 to 6:00

Office 5;15 to 6:00






HIST 112-03. 55, 77

From 6:00 to 9:00

HIST 223-01

From 6:00 to 9:00

























This course studies the history of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The first half of the semester is devoted to the general history of the Pacific Northwest. The remainder of the semester emphasizes the history of Idaho. Lecture: 3 hours per week



I will hand out or make available on Black Board additional readings during the semester.  Check the course calender for those readings.


Students will gain a working knowledge of the main events that transpired in the Pacific Northwest from the first peoples through modern times.

Students will understand the connection between the interaction between the many cultural groups present in the Pacific Northwest.

Students will become aware of important individuals and events which affected the Pacific Northwest between contact and modern times.

Students will understand the importance geography, topography, and climate, has played in the development of the Pacific Northwest.

Students will become aware of a range of recent scholarship dealing with the scope of Pacific Northwest history.

Students will learn how to analyze secondary source materials and determine the effectiveness of the arguments.

Students will gain an understanding of the Pacific Northwest's place within American history.


ATTENDANCE POLICY/PARTICIPATION POINTS: Strictly speaking attendance is kept, but only used to assist in tabulating your participation points. It is difficult to participate if you are not in class; therefore, frequent absences will result in diminished participation points or the possible complete elimination of those points altogether. Also, attending the class is the simplest method to ensure that you are well enough versed in the subject to pass this course. As half of the regular quiz and test material is drawn from class lecture, failure to attend will greatly diminish your knowledge of test material, resulting in substantially lower grades. If, for viable reasons, you cannot be in class and should miss a quiz it is possible that you will be allowed to make up the quiz at a time stipulated by me. You cannot make up the midterm or the final, if you do not discuss an absence with me in advance. If you cannot avoid being absent from class for the midterm or final, see me well in advance, and if I will schedule an earlier time to take the exam.

Part of the participation grade will consist of your questions assigned in response to the outside readings.  This will be due vial emai or hard copy to me prior to each face to face class. 

QUIZZES: There will be three quizzes worth 30 points each. Although they are unannounced, I will give you an approximate warning when planning a quiz (usually a week’s notice). It is important that you prepare for them by taking good notes during lecture and keeping up on the reading (especially those assigned online). Quizzes will be broken into two parts, the first consisting of multiple choice questions and the second of two short answer questions (or perhaps one slightly longer one). Short answers should be fairly brief, demonstrating a working knowledge of the information requested. When writing your responses, please attempt to avoid drawn-out answers; these questions are designed so they can be clearly in the allotted 20 minutes.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES: Each of you will select/blindly choose an historical person from one of a range of categories (you do get to pick which category). You will then write a two to three page biographical sketch of that person (font 12, Times New Roman, double spaced). The sketch will begin with the individuals birth and conclude after their death with information about their legacy or impact across time, between those points you will note and explain (as much as possible) who they were and what they did to sufficiently convey an understanding of who they were and not just what they did. Fuller details will be handed out in class. The due date is Nov. 8, with no exceptions.

MIDTERM AND FINAL: The midterm will be a take home (turn in via email) essay exam. I will hand out four potential essay questions a week prior to the exam due date, from these you will have to answer two. Since you will composing your responses outside of class, I expect them to be developed and detailed, demonstrating a full understanding of the answers. The final will be a bit different; there will be a comprehensive multiple choice section that you will take during FINALS WEEK, but, like with the midterm, you will be given the potential essay questions a week before the scheduled final and like with the midterm, you will to write your responses at home. Again, these are designed to be fully developed answers, particularly as they will be done outside of class.  While I do not deduct any points for understandable misspellings or grammatical errors, if an essay is terribly convoluted it may be difficult for me to determine your meaning, so it is in your best interest to write as orderly and cogent an essay as possible – with a discernible introduction (however brief), body that supports your answer, and a solid conclusion. Realizing all instructors are different and students have an inherent anxiety about what their individual professors are looking for, I will go over what I expect in an essay when I hand out the midterm. I will also be available in my office/via email if any of you needs further illumination as you are preparing for the tests.


Regular Quizzes:          90 points (3 @ 30 points each)

Participation (including

readings question): 

                                    50 points

PNW Historical

Biography:                  30 points

Midterm:                     100 points

Final:                          130 points


                                    400 total



A: 376               A-: 360

B+:  348-359     B:  333-347 

B-:  320-332

C+:  312-319      C:  296-311

C-:  280- 295

D+: 268-279       D:  240-265

F:  239 and below

Course Policies

CELL PHONES/TEXT MESSAGING/OTHER UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR:  Having cell phones go off in class is disruptive and discourteous to your fellow students and me; therefore, turn off both cell phones and pagers unless you have an emergency, about which you must inform me before class starts.  If your cell phone goes off during class I will deduct 15 points each time it occurs.  If I cannot tell which person’s cell phone is going off, everyone in the general vicinity will lose 15 points unless the person steps forward.  Other unacceptable behavior, such as surfing the web if you have a laptop or sleeping will result in students being directed out of class so that those that want to be there will not be distracted, along with the loss of 15 points (doubling with each incident).



Sept. 20           What is the Pacific Northwest?

                        Chpt. 1


Sept. 27           First Peoples to Fur Empire

                        Chpts. 2-4

                       **Fort Colville article**


Oct. 4              Pioneers:  From the Cross to First State

                        Chpt. 5-6 (On line)

                        **Salish/Jesuit and Oregon Trail Readings**


Oct. 11             Growth and Conflict

                        Chpt. 7-8

                        **Stevens Article**

                        Quiz 1


Oct. 18                        Urban and Industrial Foundations

                        Chpts. 9-10 ON LINE

                        **Turn in Midterm essays via email**


Oct. 25                        Expansion and New Identities

                        Chpts. 11-12

                        **Portland Article**


Nov. 1             Potential

                        Chpts. 13-14

                        Quiz 2


Nov. 8             Workers, Unrest, and Progress

                        Chpts. 15-16


Nov. 15           Modernization Comes to the Pacific Northwest

                        Chpts. 17-18

                        **Klan Article**

                        TURN IN BIOGRAPHY


Nov. 29           Contributions to WWII and the Cold War

                        Chpt. 19

                        Quiz 3


Dec. 6              A Unique Brand of Politicians

                        Chpts. 21-22

                        **Pick up final essay questions**


Dec. 17            FINAL  Be advised this is a Monday, but we will meet @ 6:00 in the    

                       regular classroom

                        (turn in essays/answer multiple choice)


Additional Items

Division Policies

For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please ferfer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Dishonesty
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College. These violations include the following:

Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Plagiarism: knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in an academic exercise.
Violation of Intellectual Property: stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources,materials, or official documents of the college. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject.

North Idaho College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides both services and accommodations to students who meet the guidelines provided in these acts.  For a complete description, please see:

Please contact the North Idaho College Center for Educational Access in Seiter Hall, Room 100 for assistance.  Phone:  208-769-5947

To withdraw from all courses a student must obtain a college withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, secure the signatures of those persons indicated on the form, and return the form to the Registrar's office. No student may withdraw from the college after the final date of withdrawal from courses except for compelling and extraordinary reasons. In such circumstances a student must petition the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for late withdrawal from college using the college withdrawal form available in the Registrar's Office.


For complete information regarding student withdrawals, please see the North Idaho College Policy 5.04.01: 

Institutional Policies

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student enrolled at North Idaho College.  This includes, but is not limited to, face-to-face classes and Internet classes.

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.


By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.


Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure:

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Additional withdrawal information:


An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement

DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.