Module Information

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

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 1 hour
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 essays (1 x 4,000 words, 1 x 2,500 words)  40%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   60%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate familiarity with a substantial body of historical knowledge in the field of society and culture in Wales in the long eighteenth century.
b) Engage in source criticism, discussion and understanding of the revivals in education, religion and culture which influenced Wales during this period and their long-term significance.
c) Gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence
d) Read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary and primary texts, in particular the discussion relating to `the Methodist interpretation of history?.
e) Develop the ability to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of particular historical arguments and where necessary challenge them.
f) Develop oral (not assessed) and written skills which will have been improved through seminar discussions and essays
g) Work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions (not assessed).

Brief description

It has been suggested that this period witnessed the laying of the foundations of modern Wales. This module seeks to examine the changes and developments which contributed to this process. The eighteenth century was a period which experienced a series of revivals in terms of education, religion, culture and national identity, along with the emergence of the middling sorts in society and the first stirrings of political radicalism. We will also examine the role of certain prominent individuals in the shaping of Welsh identity. Griffith Jones, Howel Harris and Iolo Morganwg have each been acclaimed by different historians as the greatest Welshman of their age. Yet which of them in reality had the most profound and lasting effect on Welsh society and culture?


This module is at CQFW Level 6