Module Identifier MW31220  
Module Title WALES SINCE 1945  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Aled Jones  
Semester Intended For Use In Future Years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite MW10120 , WH10220  
Mutually Exclusive WH31230 , CF31220  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminar   10 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Essay   2 x 2,500 word essays   40%  

Brief description
This option module will enable students to explore the major social, cultural and political changes that have taken place in Wales since the end of the Second World War. At one level it will address the ways in which one region of the United Kingdom was transformed by structural economic change, and how its people responded to that process. At another, it will examine the means by which political and cultural institutions moulded new, and at times contradictory, forms of national identity. Finally, concepts of political representation and leadership will be placed in the context of current historical and sociological writing on modern Wales.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
TE Herbert & GE Jones. (1988) The Remaking of Wales in the Eighteenth Century.
E Hobsbawn & T Ranger. (1983) The Invention of Tradition.