Labour Studies (LBST) 331

Women, Workers, and Farmers: Histories of North American Popular Resistance (Revision 1)

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Permanently closed, effective December 23, 2015.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study or grouped study (check locations)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: None. LBST 200 or LBST 202 is recommended but not required for grouped study.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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LBST 331 has a Challenge for Credit option.


LBST 331 considers the historical experience of popular ideologies and social movements in North America. More specifically, it assesses the type of ideologies women, farmers, and workers created and utilized as they built social movements of resistance, opposition, and critique in the period between 1860 and 1960.

In the century under study; feminism, populism, socialism, labourism, and other ideologies came into existence and were taken up by various peoples as they tried to make sense of their place in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century society.


  • Unit 1: Producerism, Labourism, and Socialism in the North American Labour Movements, 1860-1919
  • Unit 2: Agrarian Movements and the Populist Movement, 1880-1920s
  • Unit 3: The Women's Movement, 1880s-1920s
  • Unit 4: The Grounding of Modern Feminism, 1920s-1950s
  • Unit 5: Communism, Reformism, and Labour, 1920-1960
  • Unit 6: Twentieth-Century Agrarianism


To receive credit for LBST 331, you must complete the course assignments, receive a mark of 50 percent or better on the final exam and achieve a course composite grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent) or better to pass the course. The weighting of assignments is as follows:

Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Final Exam Total
10% 30% 30% 30% 100%

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Other Materials

The course materials include a student manual, a study guide, and two reading files.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

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.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the LBST 331 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent) on the examination.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Current Grouped Study Locations

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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.

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Updated January 25 2016 by Student & Academic Services