History (HIST) 225

History of Canada, 1867 to the Present (Revision 6)

HIST 225

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online Video component*
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Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: None. Students planning to take both HIST 224 and HIST 225 should take HIST 224 first.

Precluded Course: HIST 218 (HIST 225 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HIST 218.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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HIST 225 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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HIST 225 provides a survey of Canada's political, social, and economic development from 1867 to the present. The course focuses on the impact of social developments on political changes as well as vice versa.


  • Unit 1: Inventing Canada, 1867–1914
  • Unit 2: Economy and Society in the Industrial Age, 1867–1914
  • Unit 3: Booms, Busts, and Wars, 1914–1945
  • Unit 4: Reinventing Canada, 1945–1975
  • Unit 5: Post-Modern Canada, 1976–2014


To receive credit for HIST 225, you must complete all of the assignments, achieve a mark of at least 50 percent on the final examination, and obtain a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

Assignment for Credit Weighting
Assignment 1: Units 1 and 2 30%
Assignment 2: Units 3 and 4 30%
Final Examination: All units 40%
Total 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 who 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

The course is taught by using a textbook, online resources, and academic support.


Conrad, Margaret, Alvin Finkel, and Donald Fyson. History of the Canadian Peoples: Volume 2: 1867 to the Present, 6th ed. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2014.

Other materials

All other materials are available online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the HIST 225 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.

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 6, October 9, 2015.

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