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BA Cymdeithaseg & Health and Social Care

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXU-1002: Doing Social Research (20)
    The course will cover the following topics: • What is Social Research? • Research design • The importance of ethics in social science research • Quantitative data collection, analysis and presentation (sampling, surveys, interviews, questionnaire research, content analysis and the use of secondary data in social research). • Qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation (ethnographies, qualitative interviews, observational research, focus groups, the uses of documents in social research. • An introduction to multi-method research. • Preparing for your dissertation
    or
    SCU-1001: Ymchwil Cymdeithasol (20)
    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu sgiliau ymchwil ar lefel gyffredinol a fydd yn sail i waith mwy ymarferol yn yr ail flwyddyn. Byddwch yn dysgu am seiliau cysyniadol a methodoleg ymchwil yn gyffredinol, a'r dewisiadau sydd ynghlwm wrth ddewis dull ymchwil arbennig. Bydd hyn yn eich paratoi ar gyfer sgiliau ar lefel mwy ymarferol ar draws y cwricwlwm ac yn enwedig parthad gwaith Treathawd Hir yn yr ail flwyddyn.
  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society (20)
    This module introduces students to Sociology. The module runs over two semesters giving students a comprehensive sociological foundation to some of the key sociological issues and debates. The module introduces following aspects of social sciences: Semester 1 The nature of social sciences and relations between key disciplines and methods (2 weeks). Interaction and communication (2 weeks) Life course and the family (2 weeks) Gender and socialisation (2 weeks) Culture and media (2 weeks) Semester 2 Social stratification, Education and work (2 weeks) Organisations and institutions (2 weeks) The environment, urbanisation (2 weeks) Political Sociology and social movements (2 weeks) Globalisation (2 weeks)
    or
    SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20)
    Ceir cyflwyniad i'r prif theorïau cymdeithasegol, gan ganolbwyntio ar bersbectifau ffwythiannaeth a theori gwrthdaro. Edrychir ar waith Emile Durkheim a Karl Marx a'u gwaith arloesol mewn ffurfio theorïau cymdeithasegol cynnar. Yna edrychir ar sefydliadau cymdeithasol yn y gymdeithas gyfoes, gan gymhwyso'r theorïau a'r persbectifau at ddadansoddi sefydliadau fel y teulu, addysg, gwaith a dosbarth cymdeithasol.
  • SXU-1004: Social Science Perspectives (20)
    This module is designed to be taken by social science subject specialists and those working towards Single and Joint Honours Sociology. It will emphasize the acquisition of key social science skills and the development of a social science imagination in part through a series of guest speaker lectures and workshops based on examples of exemplary social science research. By exploring the contributions of influential authors, students will develop their understanding of social science perspectives, the relationship between theory and practice in the sociology of work, education, family, ethnicity and other areas, and the impact that social science has made on the everyday interpretation of public and private issues. The module will establish a knowledge base of significant texts and research to support the later stages of the social science curriculum. The module will be partially delivered through a series of guest speaker lectures and workshops, which are run by the module tutor. By drawing on the vast range of scholarly expertise and professional interests within the department students are introduced to guest speakers who are active academic researchers. Each lecture is intended to provide students with an introduction to a key study, recent or classic contribution to the social sciences. The lecturer provides an introduction to relevant underpinning research design and theoretical perspectives in the lecture presentation. In preparation for the lecture sessions students will be required to undertake some preliminary reading (handouts may be provided). This part of the module is intended to develop students' ability to read and understand relevant core texts, and utilise theories and concepts in the social sciences. Students will also develop the ability to investigate issues independently, to identify sources of information, evaluate evidence and collate information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars and library resources. Workshops are regularly delivered by the module tutor. The aim of these is to build on the topic of the lecture. The structure of workshops may vary; however, sessions may begin with a brief introduction to situate the key study and readings of the week, followed by practical activities to consolidate learning. This part of the module is intended to facilitate engagement with the topic through student centred learning approaches, such as group discussion and activities that are guided (but not constrained) by the key study of the week. For some workshop sessions preparatory tasks will involve mini group activities. These aim to develop transferable skills. For instance: cognitive skills such as critical thinking, communication skills such as oral presentation, co-operative learning skills in a small group context. Students are required to effectively share information, work in teams, discuss course topics and contribute to debates. Students will also develop the ability to reflect upon learning in order to evaluate personal performance and plan future learning. Preparatory tasks help students' develop the ability to investigate issues independently, to identify sources of information, evaluate evidence and collate information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars and library resources, the VLE, and the `social world'.
  • SXP-1006: Health & Welfare Issues (20)
    This module will provide an exploration of the ways and means by which welfare is delivered to service users and patients. It will examine personal, social, economic and political aspects of health and social care, and consider some of the moral and philosophical issues raised. The course also traces the development and use of concepts such as social need, health care need, welfare, social justice and equality, citizenship and social exclusion amongst others within the framework of the policy process. Students will consider a series of substantive issues, e.g. the care of older people, child protection, services for people with mental health problems, etc. Students will become familiar with a variety of theoretical perspectives used by the social sciences. They will examine the main institutions of health and welfare, and consider some of the main dilemmas of our age, e.g. how to balance individual and collective responsibilities; how to balance the needs of carers, and those receiving care; and how to address some of the ethical issues raised by modern medicine. To what extent should the state be involved in the provision of welfare - residually or universally? To what extent does the state amplify or produce social inequalities?
    or
    SCP-1006: Cyflwyniad Astudiaethau Iechyd (10)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn edrych ar y modd y darperir gwasanaethau ‘lles’ i gleientiaid. Bydd yn edrych ar agweddau personol, cymdeithasol, economaidd a gwleidyddol gofal iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol, ac yn ystyried rhai o’r materion moesol ac athronyddol a godir. Mae’r cwrs hefyd yn olrhain datblygiad a defnydd cysyniadau megis angen cymdeithasol, angen o ran gofal iechyd, lles cyfiawnder cymdeithasol a chydraddoldeb, dinasyddiaeth ac eithrio cymdeithasol ymysg eraill o fewn fframwaith proses y polisi. Bydd myfyrwyr yn ystyried cyfres o faterion perthnasol, e.e. gofal yr henoed, amddiffyn plant, thriniaeth i bobl â salwch meddwl, ayyb. Daw myfyrwyr yn gyfarwydd ag amrywiaeth o safbwyntiau theoretig a ddefnyddir gan y gwasanaethau cymdeithasol. Bydd yn edrych ar brif sefydliadau iechyd a lles, ac yn ystyried rhai o brif ddilemâu ein hoes, e.e. sut i greu cydbwysedd rhwng cyfrifoldebau unigol a chyfrifoldebau torfol, sut i greu cydbwysedd rhwng anghenion cynhalwyr a’r rhai sy’n cael gofal, a sut i ymdrin â rhai o’r materion moesegol a godir gan feddyginiaeth fodern. I ba raddau y dylai’r wlad fod yn gyfrifol am ddarpariaeth lles - yn breswyl neu’n gyffredinol? I ba raddau y mae’r wlad yn lluosogi neu’n creu anghyfartaleddau cymdeithasol?
  • SXY-1007: Intro to Crmnlgy & Crim'l Just (20)
    Part One of this module is intended to provide Level One students with a sound understanding of the ways in which in England and Wales, crime comes to the attention of the authorities, how crime is measured and investigated, how accused persons are brought to trial, and those who are convicted are sentenced and punished. This module takes an historical view of criminal law, the police, the criminal courts and the prision system, examining the significant social, economic, and philosophical changes that have helped to shape the modern criminal justice and penal systems. It examines the functions of the criminal justice agencies, explores some of the predominant ideas and theories about how the system operates and raises critical questions about the ways in which criminal justice is done and punishment is delivered. In Part Two the aim is to provide students with a thorough familiarity of major ways of thinking about crime, with reference to some of the main theoretical perspectives within criminology. This module provides an introduction to a range of criminological thought. Theoretical perspectives have been developed in an attempt to explain why people commit crime, and the history of thought on this question will be examined. The module considers the shifting definitions of crime and to offenders. Empirical concerns are likely to include to role of the media in crime construction, the use and abuse of drugs, the experiences of victims of crime and attitudes towards white-collar and organised crime.
    or
    SCY-1004: Cyfl. i Drosedd a Chyfiawnder (20)
    Mae'r fodiwl yn eich cyflwyno at faes trosedd a chyfiawnder troseddol. Trafodir theorïau a themau allweddol a ddefnyddir i egluro ymddygiad droseddol sy'n cynnwys esboniadau clasurol i'r rhai mwyaf cyfoes; y mesurau a ddatblygwyd i atal trosedd, ynghyd â gorolwg o'r system gyfiawnder troseddol sy'n cynnwys prif asiantaethau cyfiawnder troseddol, datblygiad hanesyddol, strwythur ac atebolrwydd y system.

Semester 2

  • SXU-1002: Doing Social Research
    The course will cover the following topics: • What is Social Research? • Research design • The importance of ethics in social science research • Quantitative data collection, analysis and presentation (sampling, surveys, interviews, questionnaire research, content analysis and the use of secondary data in social research). • Qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation (ethnographies, qualitative interviews, observational research, focus groups, the uses of documents in social research. • An introduction to multi-method research. • Preparing for your dissertation
    or
    SCU-1001: Ymchwil Cymdeithasol
    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu sgiliau ymchwil ar lefel gyffredinol a fydd yn sail i waith mwy ymarferol yn yr ail flwyddyn. Byddwch yn dysgu am seiliau cysyniadol a methodoleg ymchwil yn gyffredinol, a'r dewisiadau sydd ynghlwm wrth ddewis dull ymchwil arbennig. Bydd hyn yn eich paratoi ar gyfer sgiliau ar lefel mwy ymarferol ar draws y cwricwlwm ac yn enwedig parthad gwaith Treathawd Hir yn yr ail flwyddyn.
  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society
    This module introduces students to Sociology. The module runs over two semesters giving students a comprehensive sociological foundation to some of the key sociological issues and debates. The module introduces following aspects of social sciences: Semester 1 The nature of social sciences and relations between key disciplines and methods (2 weeks). Interaction and communication (2 weeks) Life course and the family (2 weeks) Gender and socialisation (2 weeks) Culture and media (2 weeks) Semester 2 Social stratification, Education and work (2 weeks) Organisations and institutions (2 weeks) The environment, urbanisation (2 weeks) Political Sociology and social movements (2 weeks) Globalisation (2 weeks)
  • SXU-1004: Social Science Perspectives
    This module is designed to be taken by social science subject specialists and those working towards Single and Joint Honours Sociology. It will emphasize the acquisition of key social science skills and the development of a social science imagination in part through a series of guest speaker lectures and workshops based on examples of exemplary social science research. By exploring the contributions of influential authors, students will develop their understanding of social science perspectives, the relationship between theory and practice in the sociology of work, education, family, ethnicity and other areas, and the impact that social science has made on the everyday interpretation of public and private issues. The module will establish a knowledge base of significant texts and research to support the later stages of the social science curriculum. The module will be partially delivered through a series of guest speaker lectures and workshops, which are run by the module tutor. By drawing on the vast range of scholarly expertise and professional interests within the department students are introduced to guest speakers who are active academic researchers. Each lecture is intended to provide students with an introduction to a key study, recent or classic contribution to the social sciences. The lecturer provides an introduction to relevant underpinning research design and theoretical perspectives in the lecture presentation. In preparation for the lecture sessions students will be required to undertake some preliminary reading (handouts may be provided). This part of the module is intended to develop students' ability to read and understand relevant core texts, and utilise theories and concepts in the social sciences. Students will also develop the ability to investigate issues independently, to identify sources of information, evaluate evidence and collate information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars and library resources. Workshops are regularly delivered by the module tutor. The aim of these is to build on the topic of the lecture. The structure of workshops may vary; however, sessions may begin with a brief introduction to situate the key study and readings of the week, followed by practical activities to consolidate learning. This part of the module is intended to facilitate engagement with the topic through student centred learning approaches, such as group discussion and activities that are guided (but not constrained) by the key study of the week. For some workshop sessions preparatory tasks will involve mini group activities. These aim to develop transferable skills. For instance: cognitive skills such as critical thinking, communication skills such as oral presentation, co-operative learning skills in a small group context. Students are required to effectively share information, work in teams, discuss course topics and contribute to debates. Students will also develop the ability to reflect upon learning in order to evaluate personal performance and plan future learning. Preparatory tasks help students' develop the ability to investigate issues independently, to identify sources of information, evaluate evidence and collate information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars and library resources, the VLE, and the `social world'.
  • SXP-1006: Health & Welfare Issues
    This module will provide an exploration of the ways and means by which welfare is delivered to service users and patients. It will examine personal, social, economic and political aspects of health and social care, and consider some of the moral and philosophical issues raised. The course also traces the development and use of concepts such as social need, health care need, welfare, social justice and equality, citizenship and social exclusion amongst others within the framework of the policy process. Students will consider a series of substantive issues, e.g. the care of older people, child protection, services for people with mental health problems, etc. Students will become familiar with a variety of theoretical perspectives used by the social sciences. They will examine the main institutions of health and welfare, and consider some of the main dilemmas of our age, e.g. how to balance individual and collective responsibilities; how to balance the needs of carers, and those receiving care; and how to address some of the ethical issues raised by modern medicine. To what extent should the state be involved in the provision of welfare - residually or universally? To what extent does the state amplify or produce social inequalities?
    or
    SCP-1002: Cyflwyniad i Bolisi Cym (10)
    Mae¿r modiwl hwn yn ystyried beth yw polisi cymdeithasol, ac yn trafod cysyniadau allweddol yn y maes.Cyflwynir ideolegau gwahanol ym maes polisi cymdeithasol, ac ystyrir sut mae polisiau cymdeithasol yn cael eu llunio, gweithredu a'u hariannu.Mae'r modiwl yn edrych ar ddatblygiad polisiau cymdeithasol o ddechrau y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg hyd at y presennol, a gwneir hynny o fewn cyd-destun gwleidyddol, economaidd, a chymdeithasol.Ystyrier pwy yw'r prif ddarparwyr lles,ac edrychir yn arbennig ar y dimensiwn Cymreig wrth ystyried anghenion,polisiau cymdeithasol a darpariaeth lles yng Nghymru.Rhoddir sylw bras i rôl yr Undeb Ewropeaidd mewn perthynas a pholisiau cymdeithasol.
  • SXY-1007: Intro to Crmnlgy & Crim'l Just
    Part One of this module is intended to provide Level One students with a sound understanding of the ways in which in England and Wales, crime comes to the attention of the authorities, how crime is measured and investigated, how accused persons are brought to trial, and those who are convicted are sentenced and punished. This module takes an historical view of criminal law, the police, the criminal courts and the prision system, examining the significant social, economic, and philosophical changes that have helped to shape the modern criminal justice and penal systems. It examines the functions of the criminal justice agencies, explores some of the predominant ideas and theories about how the system operates and raises critical questions about the ways in which criminal justice is done and punishment is delivered. In Part Two the aim is to provide students with a thorough familiarity of major ways of thinking about crime, with reference to some of the main theoretical perspectives within criminology. This module provides an introduction to a range of criminological thought. Theoretical perspectives have been developed in an attempt to explain why people commit crime, and the history of thought on this question will be examined. The module considers the shifting definitions of crime and to offenders. Empirical concerns are likely to include to role of the media in crime construction, the use and abuse of drugs, the experiences of victims of crime and attitudes towards white-collar and organised crime.
    or
    SCY-1004: Cyfl. i Drosedd a Chyfiawnder
    Mae'r fodiwl yn eich cyflwyno at faes trosedd a chyfiawnder troseddol. Trafodir theorïau a themau allweddol a ddefnyddir i egluro ymddygiad droseddol sy'n cynnwys esboniadau clasurol i'r rhai mwyaf cyfoes; y mesurau a ddatblygwyd i atal trosedd, ynghyd â gorolwg o'r system gyfiawnder troseddol sy'n cynnwys prif asiantaethau cyfiawnder troseddol, datblygiad hanesyddol, strwythur ac atebolrwydd y system.

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • SCY-1003: Sgiliau Craidd yr Heddlu (20) (Semester 2)
    Modiwl arloesol sydd yn rhan o'r fenter newydd a sefydlwyd yn ddiweddar rhwng Heddlu Gogledd Cymru a'r Ysgol Gwyddorau Cymdeithas. Bydd y Prif Arolygydd Ray Hughes, Heddlu Gogledd Cymru yn cyfrannu'n helaeth i'r modiwl. Bwriad y modiwl yw eich paratoi ar gyfer lleoliad gwaith gyda Heddlu Gogledd Cymru. Yn hyn o beth trafodir gofynion a disgwyliadau'r lleoliad, ynghyd â chyflwyniad cymdeithasegol o'r heddlu fel sefydliad cenedlaethol ym Mhrydain er mwyn deall y cyd-destun ehangach. Meithrinir yr angen i ddatblygu sgiliau craidd penodol drwy weithdai ymarferol. Mae'r sgiliau craidd yn cynnwys parchu amrywiaeth, gweithio mewn tîm, canolbwyntio ar y gymuned a chwsmeriaid, cyfathrebu'n efeithiol, cymryd cyfrifoldeb personol, datrys problemau a gwytnwch. Pwysleisir yr angen i berthnasu'r sgiliau craidd hyn drwy gwblhau ffurflen gais yn gyntaf ar gyfer ennill eich lleoliad, cwblhau'r system fetio a chyfweliad gyda'r heddlu. Bydd rhaid pasio pob cam o'r broses cyn y gellir ennill lleoliad gyda Heddlue Gogledd Cymru.
  • SXU-1005: Study Skills - Social Sciences (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The philosophy of the module is one of active learning and reflective practice in a supportive environment. There will be weekly workshops that will focus on : • essay preparation and writing; • note taking in lectures and seminars; • the sourcing (use of databases, search engines, journal articles and books) of material for essays; • the development of academic argument • the use of evidence including quotation, citation, and plagiarism; • preparing for examinations, as well as; • working in groups to collect, interpret and present evidence confidently and concisely.
  • SCS-1006: Cyflw'd i Gynllunio Ieithyddol (20) (Semester 2)
    Ceir cyflwyniad i faes cyffredinol cynllunio ieithyddol drwy ffocysu’n benodol ar yr iaith Gymraeg yng Nghymru. Diffinnir a nodir pwrpas maes cynllunio ieithyddol a gosodir cyd-destun cyfreithiol i’r iaith Gymraeg yng Nghymru drwy archwilio i gynnwys Deddf yr Iaith Gymraeg 1967 Deddf yr Iaith Gymraeg 1993 a Mesur y Gymraeg (Cymru) 2011. Cyflwynir yn sylfaenol prif sfferau trosglwyddo iaith yng Nghymru sef y teulu, y gymuned, y system addysg a’r gweithle. Yn ogystal, cyflwynir a chrybwyllir beth yw cynllun iaith a’i phwrpas ym maes cynllunio ieithyddol. Archwilir cysyniadau creiddiol i’r maes megis y berthynas rhwng iaith, diwylliant a hunaniaeth yng Nghymru.
  • Above is a list of suggested "optional" modules typically taken by students in the School of Social Sciences. However, you have the option of taking other "optional" year 1 modules from elsewhere in the University if you wish, subject to the approval of the home department and as long as the module from the other School does not clash with modules on your personal timetable. Please seek advice from from your Personal Tutor or Year Co-ordinator. Alternatively, ask the Administrator for assistance [College Admin Building]

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SCP-2001: Gwasanaethu Cymdeithasol (20)
    Mae'r modiwl yma yn olrhain datblygiad y Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol Personol yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Ystyrir pwysigrwydd gwerthoedd ym maes gwaith a gofal cymdeithasol ac yn arbennig y pwyslais ar ymarfer gwrth wahaniaethol a gwrthormesol. Ceir cyfle i gyfarwyddo gyda'r fframwaith cymdeithasol cyfoes ac i ymdrin ag anghenion cymdeithasol personol grwpiau amrywiol megis plant a'u teuluoedd pobl hyn, pobl ag anableddau, a phobl sy'n profi afiechyd meddwl. Mae'r modiwl yn archwilio sut y ceisir diwallu'r anghenion cymdeithasol drwy weithredu polisiau megis 'Gofal yn y Gymuned' a datblygu 'Economi Lles Cymysg'. Rhoddir ystyriaeth hefyd i ddyfodol y Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol Personolyng ngoleuni polisiau cyfredol y llywodraeth.
  • SCU-2001: Dulliau Ymchwil (20)
    Edrychir ar seiliau athronyddol ymchwil gymdeithasol, a'r gwahanol ddulliau sy'n deillio ohonynt. Trwy ddefnyddio'r syniad o'r 'Broses Ymchwil Ddelfrydol', gwelir sut mae angen datblygu bob cam o ymchwil maes mewn modd disgybledig a gofalus, er mwyn sicrhau dilysrwydd a dibynadwyedd. Ystytir sut i weithrediadu cysyniadau, adolygu'r lenyddiaeth berthnasol, ffurfio'r broblem i'w hastudio, diffinio'r newidynnau, creu damcaniaeth, dethol dulliau addas, samplo, a chreu offeryn ymchwil (holiadur/atodlen gyfweld).
    or
    SXU-2001: Methods of Social Research (20)
    This module is an introduction to social research. Primarily it is a practical course in the practices of research in social science. Covering the main elements of research design, question formulation, data collection and analysis it informs students of good practice in the area of survey design, cases studies and evaluation methods.
  • SCU-2010: Traethawd Hir (20)
    1.Mae'r traethawd hir yn ddarn sylweddol o waith, a wneir ar lefelau 5 a 6. yn y modiwl dwbl lefel 5, bydd myfyrwyr yn dewis ac yn ymchwilio i bwnc sy'n adlewyrchu eu diddordebau eu hunain, ac sy'n ymwneud a'u rhaglen gradd. Byddant hefyd yn llunio cynnig ymchwil manwl, gan osod y seiliau trwy hynny ar gyfer y traethawd hir yn eir grynswth. 2. Asesir gwaith ar sail cyflwyniad llafar o’r cais ymchwil a phrotocol ymchwil ar 2,000 o eiriau. 3. Cynhelir RHAN UN yn ysod y semester cyntaf a daw i ben gyda'r cyflwyniad llafar cyn gwyliau'r Nadolig. 4. Cynhelir RHAN 2 trwy gydol yr ail semester, a disgwylir i fyfyrwyr gwblhau protocol ymchwil yn amlinellu eu gwaith ymchwil fesul cam. 5. O ran CYFLWYNIAD, bydd yn rhaid i fyfrwyr nodi'r rhesymau pam iddynt ddewis eu testyn ymchwil; nodi prif amcanion y project arfaethedig; rhestru ac egluro'r cwestiynau ymchwil maent yn bwriadu eu trafod; trafod y llenyddiaeth sy'n diffinio'r maes yn gryno a nodi'r fethodoleg ymchwil (h.y egluro sut maent yn bwriadau CYNNAL yr ymchwil gan nodi'r deunyddiau maent yn bwriadu eu defnyddio). 6. O ran y protocol ymchwil , bydd rhaid i fyfyrwyr: yn gyntaf, darllen am y testun ac egluro eu hamcanion, trafod cyd-destun theoretaidd neu bolisi drwy grynhoi’r ar sail datblygiad cysyniadol sy'n ymwneud a thestun yr ymchwil, egluro methodoleg yr astudiaeth, a moeseg ymchwil os yw’n berthnasol.

Semester 2

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SXU-2001: Methods of Social Research
This module is an introduction to social research. Primarily it is a practical course in the practices of research in social science. Covering the main elements of research design, question formulation, data collection and analysis it informs students of good practice in the area of survey design, cases studies and evaluation methods.
  • SCS-2007: Theori Gymdeithasegol (20)
    Ceir cyflwyniad i wreiddiau theori gymdeithasegol glasurol, gan gychwyn gydag ystyriaeth o syniadau meddylwyr yr Aroleuad a sut maent yn parhau'n ddylanwadol hyd heddiw. Ystyrir yn arbennig gyfraniad Emile Durkheim a Karl Marx at ddatblygiad theori gymdeithasegol. Ystyrir eu cyfraniad at ein dealltwriaeth o dwf cyfalafiaeth, theori gwrthdaro, biwrocratiaeth, ffwythiannaeth, a rheolaeth gymdeithasol. Yna edrychir ar gorff o waith sy'n feirniadol o theori glasurol, sef theori ffeministiaeth. Gwelir sut mae syniadaeth yn y maes hwn wedi datblygu'n hanesyddol hyd at y sefyllfa gyfoes. Mae theori ffemiistiaeth yn cynnwys ystod eang o safbwyntiau gwleidyddol ac athronyddol, o ffeministiaeth ryddfrydol sy'n canolbwyntio ar greu newid yn amodau byw'r ferch unigol, hyd at y ffeminstiaid radical sydd am weld y sefyllfa gymdeithasol bresennol yn cael ei gwyrdroi'n llwyr. Maes astudiaeth ffeministiaid Marcsaidd-sosialaidd yw cyfalafiaeth a phatriarchaeth, ac ystyrir beirniadaeth y ffeministiaid hyn ar theori gymdeithasegol glasurol.
  • SCU-2010: Traethawd Hir
    1.Mae'r traethawd hir yn ddarn sylweddol o waith, a wneir ar lefelau 5 a 6. yn y modiwl dwbl lefel 5, bydd myfyrwyr yn dewis ac yn ymchwilio i bwnc sy'n adlewyrchu eu diddordebau eu hunain, ac sy'n ymwneud a'u rhaglen gradd. Byddant hefyd yn llunio cynnig ymchwil manwl, gan osod y seiliau trwy hynny ar gyfer y traethawd hir yn eir grynswth. 2. Asesir gwaith ar sail cyflwyniad llafar o’r cais ymchwil a phrotocol ymchwil ar 2,000 o eiriau. 3. Cynhelir RHAN UN yn ysod y semester cyntaf a daw i ben gyda'r cyflwyniad llafar cyn gwyliau'r Nadolig. 4. Cynhelir RHAN 2 trwy gydol yr ail semester, a disgwylir i fyfyrwyr gwblhau protocol ymchwil yn amlinellu eu gwaith ymchwil fesul cam. 5. O ran CYFLWYNIAD, bydd yn rhaid i fyfrwyr nodi'r rhesymau pam iddynt ddewis eu testyn ymchwil; nodi prif amcanion y project arfaethedig; rhestru ac egluro'r cwestiynau ymchwil maent yn bwriadu eu trafod; trafod y llenyddiaeth sy'n diffinio'r maes yn gryno a nodi'r fethodoleg ymchwil (h.y egluro sut maent yn bwriadau CYNNAL yr ymchwil gan nodi'r deunyddiau maent yn bwriadu eu defnyddio). 6. O ran y protocol ymchwil , bydd rhaid i fyfyrwyr: yn gyntaf, darllen am y testun ac egluro eu hamcanion, trafod cyd-destun theoretaidd neu bolisi drwy grynhoi’r ar sail datblygiad cysyniadol sy'n ymwneud a thestun yr ymchwil, egluro methodoleg yr astudiaeth, a moeseg ymchwil os yw’n berthnasol.
  • SCS-2011: Cymdeithaseg Iechyd (20) or
    SXS-2009: Sociology of Health (20)
    This module will introduce students to the main sociological perspectives on health and medicine, and will explore current debates concerning the nature and role of biomedicine. Lay experiences and health beliefs will be studied, and lay/professional interactions explored. The role of the professions, and changing power relationships within the health services will be put under scrutiny. The medicalization of birth, death and society will be considered. Students will evaluate the changing profile of health and illness in contemporary society, and consider the experience of chronic illness and disability. The social patterning of health according to class, gender and ethnicity will be analyzed, and competing explanations considered. Geographic inequalities in health status will be explored as well as social differences relating to age and the life course.
  • Optional Modules

    20 credits from:

    • SCS-2018: Cymdeithaseg Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
      Ymdrinia’r modiwl hwn â’r mudiad iaith fel symudiad cymdeithasol newydd gan olrhain hanes a chymdeithaseg ymgyrchoedd iaith yng Nghymru a chanolbwyntio ar rôl a dylanwad canu protest yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Yn ogystal, ffocws amlwg i’r modiwl hwn yw cynnig trosolwg effeithiol o ddatblygiadau polisi iaith a chynllunio ieithyddol yng Nghymru o safbwynt hanesyddol, beirniadol a damcaniaethol. Cyflwynir cerrig milltir deddfwriaethol nodweddiadol y maes. Ymhellach, cynigir y modiwl hwn cyd-destun Ewropeaidd perthnasol sy’n darparu trosolwg cychwynnol o sefydliadau a deddfwriaethau allweddol i faes cynllunio ieithyddol. Yna, yr ymdreiddir i feysydd allweddol i faes polisi a chynllunio ieithyddol yng Nghymru sef meysydd addysg cyfrwng Cymraeg, iechyd yng Nghymru a’r trydydd sector yng Nghymru yn benodol er mwyn asesu eu cyfraniad i ddatblygiadau cymdeithaseg iaith yn y Gymru gyfoes.
    • SXP-2040: Social Work Perspectives (20) (Semester 2)
      1. What is Social Work? Describing and defining Social Work. 2. You and Social Work. What do Social Workers do and where do they work? 3. Values and Ethics for Social Work. Codes of Practice for Social Work Practice. 4. The Legal and Organisational context in which the Social Work process occurs. 5. Research and service user and carer experiences – analysing serious case reviews in social work and how they inform current social work practice. 6. Anti -oppressive practice. Identity and understanding oppression and the many faces of oppression in society. 7. Social work process: Assessment: Theories and Models (Questioning model, Procedural model, Exchange model and Narrative) Assessment of Risk and Need; Assessment and Oppression; Multi-disciplinary assessment. 8. Social Work process: Systems Theory as an underpinning approach to social work interventions; User participation; Theories of Empowerment; Advocacy, Negotiation and Partnership. 9. Social Work processes: Communication- Interviewing skills and structure; Questioning; Responding; Barriers; Using interpreters; Interviewing children. 10. Social Work processes: Reflective practice; Review stages in social work; Endings.
      or
      SCP-2040: Safbwyntiau GC (20) (Semester 2)
      1. What is Social Work? Describing and defining Social Work. 2. You and Social Work. What do Social Workers do and where do they work? 3. Values and Ethics for Social Work. Codes of Practice for Social Work Practice. 4. The Legal and Organisational context in which the Social Work process occurs. 5. Research and service user and carer experiences – analysing serious case reviews in social work and how they inform current social work practice. 6. Anti -oppressive practice. Identity and understanding oppression and the many faces of oppression in society. 7. Social work process: Assessment: Theories and Models (Questioning model, Procedural model, Exchange model and Narrative) Assessment of Risk and Need; Assessment and Oppression; Multi-disciplinary assessment. 8. Social Work process: Systems Theory as an underpinning approach to social work interventions; User participation; Theories of Empowerment; Advocacy, Negotiation and Partnership. 9. Social Work processes: Communication- Interviewing skills and structure; Questioning; Responding; Barriers; Using interpreters; Interviewing children. 10. Social Work processes: Reflective practice; Review stages in social work; Endings.
    • SXP-2050: Social Problems (20) (Semester 1)
      Workshop topics include: How to help young people who are not in education, employment or training needs (NEETS); Encouraging more men into in care related professions; How to create inclusive work places for transgender employees and understanding/tackling hate crime.

    Year 3 Modules

    Compulsory Modules

    Semester 1

    • SCU-3001: Methodoleg Ymchwil (20)
      Yn y modiwl hwn, parheir i ddatblygu'r sgiliau ymchwil a ddysgwyd ar lefel 2. Rhoddir hyfforddiant benodol ar ddefnyddio cyfrifiaduron in gynhyrchu data meintiol. Ystyrir hefyd sut i gyflwyno ffrwyth ymchwil maes ar ffurf ddarllenadwy a chymen mewn adroddiad ymchwil.
    • SXU-3010: Dissertation (20)
      The dissertation is a substantial piece of work. The completed dissertation submitted at level 6 (year 3) consists of a written piece of work of 10,000 words. Within this module students will build on work begun at level 5, and work towards the completion of the dissertation. This will involve the refinement or expansion of the literature review begun at level 5, and will include discussion of major themes arising from the literature. Research for the dissertation may include a small amount of primary empirical research, for example a qualitative or quantitative study conducted by the student under the direction of their supervisor. Throughout the module, students will be engaged mainly in developing their analysis of the literature and any other data collected, and in writing the dissertation.
      or
      SCU-3010: Traethawd Hir (20)
      Mae Traethawd Hir yn ddarn sylweddol o waith, yn cael ei gwblhau ar lefelau 2 a 3. Mae'r traethawd terfynol tua 10,000 o eiriau, ac yn cael ei gyflwyno yn y drydedd flwyddyn. Mae'n cyfrif fel pedair modiwl tuag at eich dyfarniad gradd terfynol. Yn y modiwl yma, byddwch yn parhau a'r gwaith a gychwynwyd gennych ar Lefel 2, a byddwch yn mynd ati i gwblhau'r Traethawd Hir. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys datblygu'r adolygiad llenyddiaeth a gychwynwyd gennych eisoes ar Lefel 2, sy'n trafod prif themau eich testun. Mae'n bosib y byddwch wedi cwblhau rhywfaint o ymchwil gwreiddiol (ond mae hyn yn opsiynol) - er enghraifft, peth gwaith ymchwil meintiol neu ansoddol gwreiddiol y byddwch wedi ei gynnal gyda chymorth a chyfarwyddyd eich goruchwyliwr/aig. Drwy gydol y modiwl, byddwch yn datblygu eich dadansoddiad o'r lenyddiaeth ac unrhyw ddata a gasglwyd, ac yn ysgrifennu eich traethawd.
    • SXH-3063: Mental Health & Society (20)
      • Influential sociological perspectives on mental health and illness. • The social patterning of mental illness, according to social class, age, gender and ethnicity. • The historical and contemporary organisation of psychiatry, its professional power and governmentality. • Anti-psychiatric and lay perspectives on mental health, service-user movements and patient power. • Current policy issues, debates and service structures. • Social stress theories. • Intellectual disabilities and mental health. • Dual diagnosis: mental health & addictions. • Trauma and the impact of life events.

    Semester 2

    • SXU-3010: Dissertation
      The dissertation is a substantial piece of work. The completed dissertation submitted at level 6 (year 3) consists of a written piece of work of 10,000 words. Within this module students will build on work begun at level 5, and work towards the completion of the dissertation. This will involve the refinement or expansion of the literature review begun at level 5, and will include discussion of major themes arising from the literature. Research for the dissertation may include a small amount of primary empirical research, for example a qualitative or quantitative study conducted by the student under the direction of their supervisor. Throughout the module, students will be engaged mainly in developing their analysis of the literature and any other data collected, and in writing the dissertation.
      or
      SCU-3010: Traethawd Hir
      Mae Traethawd Hir yn ddarn sylweddol o waith, yn cael ei gwblhau ar lefelau 2 a 3. Mae'r traethawd terfynol tua 10,000 o eiriau, ac yn cael ei gyflwyno yn y drydedd flwyddyn. Mae'n cyfrif fel pedair modiwl tuag at eich dyfarniad gradd terfynol. Yn y modiwl yma, byddwch yn parhau a'r gwaith a gychwynwyd gennych ar Lefel 2, a byddwch yn mynd ati i gwblhau'r Traethawd Hir. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys datblygu'r adolygiad llenyddiaeth a gychwynwyd gennych eisoes ar Lefel 2, sy'n trafod prif themau eich testun. Mae'n bosib y byddwch wedi cwblhau rhywfaint o ymchwil gwreiddiol (ond mae hyn yn opsiynol) - er enghraifft, peth gwaith ymchwil meintiol neu ansoddol gwreiddiol y byddwch wedi ei gynnal gyda chymorth a chyfarwyddyd eich goruchwyliwr/aig. Drwy gydol y modiwl, byddwch yn datblygu eich dadansoddiad o'r lenyddiaeth ac unrhyw ddata a gasglwyd, ac yn ysgrifennu eich traethawd.
    • SCS-3013: Pwer, Cyfalaf a Chymdeithas (20)
      Diben y modiwl hwn yw astudio’r consensws a’r gwrthdaro o fewn cymdeithas, gan gwestiynnu’r modd y mae grymoedd cymdeithasol yn dylanwadu ar yr unigolyn. Bydd y modiwl yn codi cwestiynau ynglŷn â sut mae normau a gwerthoedd cymdeithasol yn cael ei gyfreithloni, gan gwestiynu buddiannau pwy sy’n cael ei gynrychioli gan y gwerthoedd hyn. Byddwn felly yn trafod y berthynas rhwng yr unigolyn a chymdeithas, gan gloriannu’r dadleuon rhwng galluedd yr unigolyn a dylanwad strwythurau cymdeithas ar yr unigolyn. Bydd y modiwl yn gorffen drwy ystyried enghreifftiau o synthesis theoretaidd rhwng y ddau safbwynt. Bydd y modiwl hwn yn cyflwyno’r myfyrwyr i rai o theoretwyr cymdeithasegol y cyfnod modern, gan adeiladau ar ei dealltwriaeth o theory gymdeithasegol glasurol. Cychwynnir drwy astudio’r modd y datblygodd y traddodiad Marcsaidd gan dalu sylw penodol at gyfraniad Antonio Gramsci. Wrth drafod gwaith Gramsci byddwn yn canolbwyntio ar ei gysyniad o hegemoni, rheolaeth gymdeithasol a chydsyniad. Yna byddwn yn astudio damcaniaeth gwrthdaro, a chyfraniad meddylwyr yr Ysgol Frankfurt (e.e. Marcuse, Adorno, Hokenhimer, a Habermas). Fel Gramsci, roedd y theoretwyr hyn yn ysgrifennu yn y traddodiad Marcsaidd gyda diddordeb mewn pŵer a rheolaeth gymdeithasol. Astudiwn y modd yr oedd y theoretwyr amrywiol o fewn yr YF yn dehongli’r modd yr oedd y system yn tra-arglwyddi dros unigolion, yn gorchymyn, manipiwleiddio, dallu a thwyllo unigolion i gynnal ac atgynhyrchu strwythur cymdeithas. Bydd y modiwl yn cloi drwy ystyried cyfraniad Pierre Bourdieu a’i ymgais i gynhyrchu synthesis o alluedd yr unigolyn a dylanwad strwythur cymdeithas. Trafodir cysyniadau Bourdieu o habitus, cyfalaf, a meysydd, gan drafod y modd cudd y mae Bourdieu yn gweld pŵer yn dylanwadu ar ein bywydau beunyddiol. Byddwn hefyd yn ystyried defnydd ffeministiaid o gysyniadau Bourdieu o ran theory ymgorfforiad.

    Optional Modules

    0 to 20 credits from:

    • SCY-3004: Yr Heddlu a Chymdeithas Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
      Amcan pennaf y fodiwl yw trafod ein dealltwriaeth o'r heddlu, ac yn ehangach, eu swyddogaeth mewn cymdeithas gyfoes. Yn y blynyddoedd diweddar, mae'r heddlu fel sefydliad wedi profi newid sylweddol a bydd y pwysau gan y Llywodraeth am ddiwygiadau pellach yn parhau. Ystyriwn polisiau ac ymarfer gwaith cyfoes yr heddlu a'r fframwaith statudol y maent yn gweithredu. Trafodir y newid yng nghyd-destun polisi cyfiawnder troseddol:- eu prif swyddogaethau; yr heddlu a'r cyfryngau; atal trosedd a gweithio mewn partneriaeth; datblygiadau mewn polisi cyffuriau; yr heddlu; trefn gyhoeddus ac iawnderau dynol; asesu cyfrifoldeb, ansawdd a pherfformiad; cyfle cyfartal a rheoli i'r dyfodol.
    • SCS-3010: Hawliau Ieithyddol (20) (Semester 2)
      Ceir ymdriniaeth drylwyr o faes hawliau ieithyddol yn ystod y modiwl hon. Mae'n cynnwys ymdrin â'r ddadl ynghylch hawliau ieithyddol a gosod yr hawliau hyn o fewn fframwaith polisi hanesyddol y maes ac yn ogystal o fewn cyd-destun ehangach hawliau lleiafrifol. Mae'r modiwl yn pwyso a mesur hawliau'r unigolyn a hawliau grwp a'r damcaniaethau allweddol sydd ynghlwm wrthynt. Bydd y modiwl hefyd yn cynnwys trafodaeth ynglyn â sicrhau hawliau ieithyddol mewn perthynas â'r iaith Gymraeg yng Nghymru, ac yn ogystal, yn tynnu ar ddatblygiadau ar lefel Ewropeaidd yn y maes.
    • SXH-3010: The Addicted Body (20) (Semester 2)
      • The Social Construction of the Body • The Body and the Senses: Lived experiences and the body schema • Substance Abuse and The Spoiled Identity • The Psychodynamics of Addictions • Addiction & Recovery: Concepts and Approaches • Social Dynamics & Associated Behaviours • Stigma, Identity & Labelling • Habitus, Social Capital & Anomie • Governmentality & Biopower • Medicalisation and Control • Social Regulation: Discipline, Punishment or Rehabilitation?
      or
      SCH-3010: Y Corff Caeth (20) (Semester 2)
      • Dehongliad Cymdeithasol y Corff • Y Corff a'r Synhwyrau: Profiadau bywyd a sgema'r corff • Camddefnyddio Sylweddau a'r Hunaniaeth a Ddifethwyd • Seiocodeinameg Caethiwed • Caethiwed ac Adferiad: Cysyniadau a Dulliau • Deinameg Gymdeithasol ac Ymddygiadau Cysylltiedig • Stigma, Hunaniaeth a Labelu • Habitus, Cyfalaf Cymdeithasol ac Anomie • Llywodraetholdeb a Bio-bŵer • Meddyginiaethu a Rheolaeth • Rheoleiddio Cymdeithasol: Disgyblaeth, Cosb neu Ailsefydlu?

    20 to 40 credits from:

    • SXY-3015: Crime & Power (20) (Semester 2)
      State crimes: from ghettos to genocide. How does criminology and criminal justice respond when it is the formal State who offends? How do we define crime, justice and victimisation in this context? Transnational and organised crimes: human trafficking and the international trade in sexual services and illegal substances are examples of crimes which transcend national boundaries. Interpersonal levels of crime and power: examples may include ‘honour’-based violence and coercion; homophobic hate crimes; gender violence in intimate relationships; what happens when the victim becomes the offender as in the case of battered women who kill? How do the law, society and criminal justice system respond to these forms of crime?
    • SXH-3033: Global Health & Social Care (20) (Semester 2)
      Block 1 1. Measuring health & factors that influence global trends 2. Comparing Health Systems 3. Demographics, Populations and Human Needs 4. Epidemiologies of Disease 5. The World Health Organisation, Regional and National Health Challenges 6. Millennium Development Goals Block 2 7. Accidents: Policy & Prevention 8. Environmental Health, Climate & Natural Disasters 9. The Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People 10. Wars, Conflict & Interpersonal Violence 11. Gendered Health Inequalities 12. Culture, Alternative Medicines & Traditional Beliefs Seminar Subjects. Given the range and diversity of topics to be covered, rather than exclude some important discussions from the lecture programme, it is intended to cover new topics that have resonance with the lecture subjects in the seminar sessions. Suggested topics include disability, communicable diseases, human trafficking, child protection, family planning policies and health behaviours such as smoking and alcohol consumption.
    • SXS-3040: Gender Perspectives (20) (Semester 2)
      Conceptualizing gender Feminisms Men and masculinities Social movements Families, intimacy and sexuality Gender and schooling Gender and work Gender and the media Representations of gender in popular culture Cyberspace and technology Methodologies Gender mainstreaming Gender from a worldwide perspective