|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||18 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 1 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||2 x 2,500 word essays||40%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||60%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate familiarity with a substantial body of historical knowledge relating to developments in Welsh society in the period 1868-1950
b) Reflect critically on the relationship between fundamental social and economic change and wider social practices, and the creation of new social and political identities
c) Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of historical techniques relevant to the social history of modern Wales
d) Gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence
e) Read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary texts
f) Develop the ability to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of particular historical arguments and where necessary challenge them.
g) Develop oral (not assessed) and written skills which will have been improved through seminar discussions and essays
h) Work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions (not assessed).
The aim of this module is to survey the main social, cultural and political changes in Welsh society from the 1860s. Among the themes discussed will be the rise and fall of Liberal Nonconformist Wales; the impact of two World Wars on society and the changes wrought by the inter-war depression; and the rise of the Labour movement.
This module is at CQFW Level 6