|Module Title||MODERN WELSH SOCIETY 1868-1950|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Paul O'Leary|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Essay||2 essays (1 x 4,000 words, 1 x 2,500 words)||40%|
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.
Students will have:
- command over a body of historical knowledge about the structure of Welsh society between 1868 and 1950 and the social, economic and political trends of that period.
- an understanding of a variety of approaches to the interpretation of Welsh society.
- an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically on selected historical texts.
- an ability to develop and sustain historical arguments.
- an ability to gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence.
- an ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions.
** Recommended Text
John Davies. (1990) Hanes Cymru.
K O Morgan. (1981) Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880-1980.