Social History of Canada (Revision 1)
HIST 329 is permanently closed, effective September 11, 2017.
Delivery Mode: Individualized study
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None. Credit in at least one history course is recommended.Challenge for Credit option.
HIST 329 examines the country's history by tracing the way in which particular societies were constructed and how they have changed over time. The course looks at specific societies, beginning with Native society at the time of the first contact with Europeans. Although the course adheres to a loose chronological approach, more general themes are explored as well, such as the significance of gender and ethnicity in each society. HIST 329 is little concerned with political development or biographical details of the various male Europeans who held political office.
To receive credit for HIST 329, students must achieve a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Textbooks and Pamphlets
Greer, Allan. 1985. Peasant, Lord, and Merchant: Rural Society in Three Quebec Parishes 1740-1840. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Palmer, Bryan D., ed. 1986. The Character of Class Struggle: Essays in Canadian Working Class History, 1850-1985. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.
Voisey, Paul. 1988. Vulcan: The Making of a Prairie Community. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Horn, Michiel. 1984. The Great Depression of the 1930s in Canada. Booklet No. 39. Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association.
Pierson, Ruth Roach. 1983. Canadian Women and the Second World War. Booklet No. 37. Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association.
Read, Colin. 1988. The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association.
Struthers, Jim. 1984. Canadian Unemployment Policy in the 1930s. The Windy Pine Papers, No. One. Peterborough: Trent University.
The course materials also include a student manual and a study guide.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1.
Updated September 11 2017 by Student & Academic Services