Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Modern Welsh Society 1868-1950
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

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 Essay 2 - 2,500 word essay  25%
Semester Assessment Essay 1 - 2,500 word essay  25%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment - essay 1  25%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment - essay 2  25%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Supplementary Examination  50%

Learning Outcomes

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).

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