Modules for course LXH3 | BA/CSS
BA Childhood Studies/Sociology

These were the modules for this course in the 2018–19 academic year.

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Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXS-3003: Sociological Theory Today (20)
    This module explores the origins, nature and significance of sociological theories and concepts developed in the 20th and 21st century. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of such approaches as critical theory (Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse et al) structuralism and neo-structuralism (Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Bourdieu), and feminist standpoint theory. It considers a range of theories which seek to address knowledge, power and subordination in terms of gender divisions and differences of class, race or sexuality. The module seeks to ask questions about the relationship between social theory, social action, sociological research and everyday life. This in turn encourages students to reflect on their own position as participants in social interaction.
  • SXS-3030: Globalisation & Social Change (20)
    Topics include: • theories of social change • demographical changes to the modern societies • debating and explaining globalisation • migration • capitalism and globalisation • politics, the state and globalisation • power and inequality in the global economy • globalisation movements • global culture

Optional Modules

20 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • HTW-3133: Global Wales (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-3150: Cenedlaetholdeb yn Sbaen (20) (Semester 1)
    1. Sbaen: un gwlad neu nifer? 2. Rhyfel Cartref Sbaen a’r cenhedloedd bach 3. Cenedlaetholdeb Ffasgaidd 4. Ailymddangosiad cenedlaetholdeb lleiafrifol yn yr 1960au 5. Gwlad y Basg (1): iaith a diwylliant 6. Gwlad y Basg (2): terfysgaeth a hunan-lywodraeth 7. Catalwnia (1): 8. Catalwnia (2): 9. Galisia: y brawd tlawd? 10. Yr Undeb Ewropeaidd; Crash Ariannol 2008
  • 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].

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?
  • XAE-3034: Child Language & Bilingualism (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The module focuses on: • child’s language development, what is language, what is the purpose of language and the purpose of studying language; • theoretical perspectives and methods of studying of language acquisition; • language development study methods and the purpose of language tests; • the child’s phonetic development, the acquisition of vocabulary, syntactic development and of communication skills. • the difference between learning a language in early childhood and after that period, language disorders, and the differences between monoglot and bilingual children. In the bilingual context, the module focuses on: • critical investigation and assessment of the nature and needs of bilingualism for the individual and for society • mixing codes, code switching and language allocation, and aspects of bilingualism that affect parents; • preparing for the bilingual society, literacy in two languages: learning and teaching and bilingualism and Deaf Awareness.
  • XAE-3036: Identities in Childhood (20) (Semester 1) or
    XAC-3036: Hunaniaethau mewn Plentyndod (20) (Semester 1)
  • XAE-3038: Children w. Com. Difficulties (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    This module will concentrate on the development of students’ critical understanding of Language & Communication Difficulties, and analyse the effect of such conditions on the social interaction skills and emotional and social development of children and young people by giving attention to the following: • What is Communication and the development circle of a child’s language? • Different kinds of Language & Communication Difficulties. • What does the Special Needs Code of Practice, statutory documentation and research state? • The role of parents and carers of individuals with Language & Communication Difficulties. • The implications of frustration on children and young people, such as behavioural and emotional problems. • A professional support network with voluntary agencies. • Intervention programmes and support strategies in response t the needs of young individuals with Language & Communication Difficulties.
    XAC-3038: Plant ag Anawsterau Cyfathrebu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu dealltwriaeth beirniadol myfyrwyr o Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu, a dadansoddi effaith y cyflyrau hyn ar sgiliau rhyngweithio cymdeithasol, a datblygiad emosiynol a chymdeithasol plant a phobl ifanc trwy ymdriniaeth o: • Beth yw Cyfathrebu a chylch datblygiad iaith plentyn? • Fathau o Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu. • Beth mae’r Côd Ymarfer Anghenion Arbennig, dogfennaeth statudol ac ymchwil yn ei ddweud? • Rol rhieni a gofalwyr yr unigolion ag Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu. • Oblygiadau’r rhwystredigaeth ar blant a phobl ifanc, megis problemau ymddygiadol ac emosiynol. • Rwydwaith gefnogi broffesiynol ag asiantaethau gwirfoddol • Raglenni ymyrraeth a strategaethau cefnogi i ymateb i anghenion unigolion ifanc sydd ag Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu.
  • XAE-3039: Profound Learning Difficulties (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The module will focus on typical development in the early years of life, and how research on and understandings of the factors which influence development, inform the education and care of children and young people with SLD and PMLD. Content will include: • Early Learning and Memory; • Motor development; • Development of communication and socialisation; • Interactions between infants with and without disabilities and their caregivers - implications for the development; • Development of vision and perception; • Medical issues relating to SLD and PMLD; • Issues in researching very early learning and development and SLD and PMLD; • .Assessment of and development of children and young people with multiple impairment: insights from research; • Common interventions in communication and interaction and the current evidence base for these including issues in evaluating the evidence for interventions; • Education and care provision for children and young people with SLD and PMLD - implications of psychological research and other theoretical approaches.
    XAC-3039: Anawsterau Dysgu Dwys (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygiad nodweddiadol ym mlynyddoedd cynnar bywyd, a sut mae ymchwil i'r ffactorau sy'n dylanwadu ar ddatblygiad, a dealltwriaeth ohonynt, yn dylanwadu ar addysg a gofal plant a phobl ifanc gydag ADD ac ADDLl. Bydd yn cynnwys: • Dysgu Cynnar a'r Cof • Datblygiad echddygol • Datblygu sgiliau cyfathrebu a chymdeithasu • Rhyngweithio rhwng babanod gydag anableddau a heb anableddau a'r rhai sy'n gofalu amdanynt - goblygiadau ar gyfer y datblygiad. • Datblygiad y golwg a chanfyddiad • Materion meddygol yn ymwneud ag ADD ac ADDLl • Materion wrth ymchwilio i ddatblygiad a dysgu cynnar iawn ac ADD ac ADDLl • .Asesu plant a phobl ifanc gydag amhariadau lluosog a'u datblygiad: canfyddiadau o ymchwil. • Ymyriadau cyffredin mewn cyfathrebu a rhyngweithio a'r dystiolaeth gyfredol ar gyfer y rhain, yn cynnwys materion wrth werthuso'r dystiolaeth ar gyfer ymyriadau. • Darpariaeth addysg a gofal i blant a phobl ifanc gydag ADDD ac ADDLl - goblygiadau ymchwil seicolegol a dulliau damcaniaethol eraill.