Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2 X 2,500 WORD ESSAYS  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   2 QUESTION CLOSED EXAMINATION  60%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate familiarity with a substantial body of historical knowledge relating to developments in Welsh society in the period 1868-1950

Reflect critically on the relationship between fundamental social and economic change and wider social practices, and the creation of new social and political identities

Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of historical techniques relevant to the social history of modern Wales

Gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence

Read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary texts

Develop the ability to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of particular historical arguments and where necessary challenge them.

Develop oral (not assessed) and written skills which will have been improved through seminar discussions and essays

Work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions (not assessed).

Brief description

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