Modules for course LM4X | BA/PCCCJ
BA Polisi Cymdeithasol & Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • 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.
    or
    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
  • 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.
  • 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?
    or
    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?
  • 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

  • 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.
    or
    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
  • 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.
  • 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)
    or
    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?
  • 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

40 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.
  • SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
    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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Semester 2

or
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.
  • 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.
  • Optional Modules

    20 credits from:

    • SXU-2003: Social Sciences Placement (20) (Semester 2)
    • SXY-2004: Crime & the Media (20) (Semester 2)
      Media stories on crime and law are numerous. They form an object of inexhaustible interest to audiences. Many people learn about crime and law from the media, especially from newspapers, books and films. Media portrayals often contributed decisively to changes in public opinion and politics. Also, deviant behaviour can be influenced by media. Media construct deviance (e.g. by identifying `folk devils`), but media also offer cultural templates for people involved in deviant activities. The class deals with the cultural and political significance of media portrayals of crime and law. Students learn about economic, political, legal and other backgrounds. Major narratives employed by the media will be identified. The standard patterns of telling and other technical means of the media are analysed. The audience's reaction to media portrayals and its use of media also form a topic for the class.
    • SCS-2007: Theori Gymdeithasegol (20) (Semester 2)
      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.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.
      or
      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.
    • SCH-3025: Llywodraethiant: Iechyd a Lles (20)
      Bydd y modiwl hwn yn amlygu damcaniaethau sylfaenol ynghylch rheolaeth a rheoleiddio ym meysydd iechyd a lles. Bydd yn ystyried priod rol llywodraethau o ran rheolaeth dros y sectorau hyn ac yn ystyried perthynas llywodraeth a’r sector breifat y trydydd sector a chymdeithas sifil. Bydd felly yn gosod seiliau ddealltwriaeth cymdeithasegol o fodelau llywodraethiant. Bydd yn olrhain datblygiad amrywiol llywodraethiant ar draws gwledydd a gwladwriaethau gwahanol ac yn cyflwyno darlun manwl o systemau penderfynnu, craffu a monitro polisi iechyd a lles yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

    Semester 2

    • 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.
      or
      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.

    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?

    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