ENG 214 : Literature of the Northwest

Studies fictional, factual, and poetic works by Northwest writers from before the arrival of Euro-Americans to the present. Emphasizes relationship between Northwest writing and Northwest social, cultural, and physical environment.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Define "Northwest literature" in relation to the physical environments and cultures, both tribal and Euro-American, which have produced it and which are often its central subjects.
  • Trace the social and environmental histories of the Northwest through its literature.
  • Connect the literature of the Northwest to other arts practiced in the Northwest and to other literature produced in the rest of the United States at comparable periods.
  • Write clear, focused, coherent essays about literature for an academic audience, using standard English conventions of grammar and style.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

Course Adoption Date

Course Revision Date





Grading Options

Letter Grades


Audit Available