History (HIST) 329

Social History of Canada (Revision 1)

HIST 329 course cover image

HIST 329 is permanently closed, effective September 11, 2017.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 6

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: None. Credit in at least one history course is recommended.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

History home page

HIST 329 has a 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:

Assign 1 Assign 2 Assign 3 Assign 4 Assign 5 Final Exam Total
10% 15% 15% 15% 15% 30% 100%

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

Course Materials

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.

Other Materials

The course materials also include a student manual and a study guide.

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 HIST 329 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 1.

Updated September 11 2017 by Student & Academic Services