Modules for course LM49 | BA/SPCR
BA Social Policy/Criminology

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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

  • 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.
    or
    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).
  • SXY-2001: Criminological Theory (20)
    SXY2001 is a 20-credit module, taught over the course of a single semester. It focuses on the main theoretical approaches and ideas in the contemporary study of crime, deviance and social control. The time period runs from the late 18 hundreds to the present day. The approaches and ideas are situated in their intellectual and historical contexts, and the writings of key thinkers will be critically examined. The chief purpose of the module is to show the relevance of criminological ideas to a range of current crime/criminal justice issues. Among the perspectives and topics covered are the following: Merton’s theory of anomie; subcultural theory; neutralization and disengagement techniques; symbolic interactionism; labelling and stigma; moral crusade; critical criminology; shaming; rational choice theory; and crime and the emotions.
  • SXU-2010: Dissertation Preparation (20)
    The dissertation is a substantial piece of work, completed at years 2 and 3. Within this year 2 double module students will select and research a topic that reflects their own interest and which relates to their degree programme. Work will be assessed on the basis of a power point presentation to peers that describes the dissertation research idea and a research protocol. SXU 2010 is divided into 2 parts: For part 1, the power point presentation, students will be required to do 5 things: 1) Choose a research topic and explain why they chose it; 2) Describe the aims and objectives of the planned research; 3) Formulate a set of research questions; 4) Specify a method(s) for the research; 5) Identify (in the form of a bibliography) literature that is relevant to the research topic. Part 1 will span the first semester. For part two, which will span the second semester, students will be expected to complete a research protocol that describes in detail the proposed dissertation work, including the research method(s) and the key practical and ethical issues. In preparing their research protocol students will take into account staff and peer feedback on their power point presentation and advice from their dissertation supervisor. A protocol template will help to guide students. Students will be required to attend the School of Social Sciences Annual Research Day which is intended to support them in planning and organising their dissertation work. This event showcases existing research undertaken by staff and students in the school and provides advice on key aspects of research design and implementation. By the end of the module, students should have thought in detail about their dissertation and laid its core foundations, thus paving the way for the year 3 module, where the main body of their research will be completed and the findings written-up.
    or
    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.
  • SXP-2020: Personal Social Services (20)
    This module traces the development of the Personal Social Services in Wales and England , and analyzes the organisation of the services.Consideration is given to the importance of values in social work and social care and in particular the emphasis given to anti-discriminatory and anti-oppresive practice.The contemporary social framework is explored, and the module also examines the personal social needs of groups such as children and families, older people , people with disabilities, and people who experience mental health problems.The module examines how these needs can be met by implementing policies such as Care in the Community and the Mixed Economy of Care.Consideration is given to developments and provision within some other European Union countries.The future of the Personal Social Services is also considered in view of current government policies. Lecture Programme: Lecture 1: An introduction to the module- what is the Personal Social Services? Lecture 2: The development of the Personal Social Services Lecture 3: The values of social care and social work Lecture 4: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Work Lecture 5: Child Protection: Definitions and significant developments /Theories of child abuse Lecture 6: Looked After Children (Foster Care, Adoption and Group Care) Lecture 7: Reading week Lecture 8: Community Care Policy and the Mixed Economy of Care Lecture 9: Older People in Society (including Dementia) Lecture 10: Physical Disability and Learning Disability – developments in policy and practice Lecture 11: Mental Illness – models of causation Lecture 12: The Future of the Personal Social Services /Review and Revision
    or
    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.

Semester 2

  • 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.
  • SXY-2002: Crime & Justice in Mod Britain (20)
    This module aims to build on the introduction to the criminal justice system in England and Wales provided in Year 1 through SXY1007. It will reinforce and advance students' understanding of various measures of crime, and how the main criminal justice agencies operate in particular circumstances and under the demands of increasing international concerns about certain types of crime. Thus, the role, responsibilities and levels of accountability of the main criminal justice agencies will be reviewed in the context of contemporary concerns about specific types of crimes and criminals, such as youth crime, terrorism and state crime, white collar, cyber and organised crime. The module will focus on advancing the discussion of the most dominant debates in criminal justice and penology. In doing so the module aims to advance students’ understanding of criminal justice statistics as well as the value of comparative analysis of criminal justice practices and procedures. Indicative Course content: - Understanding crime and criminal justice by numbers – breaking the back of crime statistics - Controlling youth crime - Controlling ‘clean’ crime – cyber-crime, business crime and white collar crime - Controlling ‘terror’ – state crime, organised crime and terrorism Underpinning these different topics will be an engagement with concepts of social harm and how criminal justice agencies are adapting to control the different types of crimes and criminals, nationally as well as internationally.
  • SXP-2010: Poverty & Social Exclusion (20)
    This module will examine the explanations for, and the experience of, poverty in the UK and in comparative perspective. It will aim to address the following aspects: 1. Defining poverty – how is poverty defined? What is social exclusion? How important is inequality? 2. Explaining poverty - how has the persistence of poverty been explained? This will look particularly at ‘pathological’ explanations involving a ‘culture of poverty’ or the existence of an ‘underclass’ 3. The risk of poverty – who is most at risk of being poor, and what are the possible consequences? 4. Experiencing poverty - what does it mean to be poor in the UK today? 5. Dimensions of poverty - what are the various dimensions of poverty, including income, wealth, health, education and housing. 6. International issues – can we ‘make poverty history’? 7. Confronting poverty – what policies are most effective against poverty? Is poverty or inequality the real problem?
  • SXU-2010: Dissertation Preparation
    The dissertation is a substantial piece of work, completed at years 2 and 3. Within this year 2 double module students will select and research a topic that reflects their own interest and which relates to their degree programme. Work will be assessed on the basis of a power point presentation to peers that describes the dissertation research idea and a research protocol. SXU 2010 is divided into 2 parts: For part 1, the power point presentation, students will be required to do 5 things: 1) Choose a research topic and explain why they chose it; 2) Describe the aims and objectives of the planned research; 3) Formulate a set of research questions; 4) Specify a method(s) for the research; 5) Identify (in the form of a bibliography) literature that is relevant to the research topic. Part 1 will span the first semester. For part two, which will span the second semester, students will be expected to complete a research protocol that describes in detail the proposed dissertation work, including the research method(s) and the key practical and ethical issues. In preparing their research protocol students will take into account staff and peer feedback on their power point presentation and advice from their dissertation supervisor. A protocol template will help to guide students. Students will be required to attend the School of Social Sciences Annual Research Day which is intended to support them in planning and organising their dissertation work. This event showcases existing research undertaken by staff and students in the school and provides advice on key aspects of research design and implementation. By the end of the module, students should have thought in detail about their dissertation and laid its core foundations, thus paving the way for the year 3 module, where the main body of their research will be completed and the findings written-up.
    or
    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.

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • 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.

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.
  • SXH-3033: Global Health & Social Care (20)
    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.

Optional Modules

40 to 60 credits from:

  • 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?
  • SXH-3063: Mental Health & Society (20) (Semester 1)
    • 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.
  • SXP-3210: Issues in Housing (20) (Semester 1)
    This module introduces students to some of the key current issues in housing policy, concentrating on the three key areas of quantity, quality and affordability. It examines the factors affecting the supply of, and demand for, housing, and explores the characteristics of the different tenures people may experience during their housing careers, looking at contemporary issues in each housing tenure. The module will also examine housing standards, and the policies for maintaining housing quality, together issues of housing finance. It will explore the managerial context of social rented housing which has undergone considerable change both governmentally [through devolution] and administratively [through a changing mix of local authorities, housing associations and other social rented housing agencies].

40 to 60 credits from:

  • SXY-3007: Policing & Society (20) (Semester 1)
    • Introduction: The nature and functions of policing • Historical developments of modern policing in England and Wales • Police Governance and Accountability • Police Occupational Sub-Cultures • Globalising and Policing • Commodification of policing • Policing different communities • Structures of security – surveillance and architecture • The Future of Policing?
  • SXY-3014: Crime and Punishment (20) (Semester 1)
    SXY3014 is a 20-credit module, taught over the course of a single semester. It focuses on the use or threat of punitive control and violence as a response to serious criminal wrongdoing and perceived security threats. Punitive control refers to the different ways in state or non-state political agents respond coercively to behaviour and people they regard as criminal, deviant, problematic, worrying, threatening, troublesome or undesirable in some way or another. The main emphasis of the course will be on violent punitive control: control that works through inflicting physical harm and destruction on human bodies. Focusing on a number of topical case-studies, the course deals centrally with the moral question of how (if at all) punitive control can be morally justified. What is punitive control and how can it be justified? What is punishment and is it necessarily a good thing? What should be done about - or to - people who commit terrible crimes? Should murderers be maimed or killed? What would be a just punishment for rape? Can torture ever be justified? Is terrorism ever right or morally understandable? When is it right to fight? What is pre-emptive war, and when (if ever) is it necessary? One of the key objectives of the course will be to provide a framework for thinking clearly about these kinds of questions.
  • 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?
  • SXY-3021: Perspectives on Youth Crime (20) (Semester 2)
    Indicative content • Introduction: Youth crime and youth justice – reasons for a separate category • Theoretical perspectives on youth justice • Nature and prevalence of youth crime • Young people as folk devils • Youth justice in a devolved nation • International perspectives on youth justice • Effect of crime control on young people • Youth justice policy – historical and comparative perspectives • The future of youth justice