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Module SCS-3005:
Problemau Cymdeithasol Cymru

Module Facts

Run by School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Overall aims and purpose

Bydd myfyrwyr yn medru trafod y cysyniad o 'broblem gymdeithasol‘ o safbwynt Cymdeithasegol. Ystyried modelau o ddeall gwahaniaethau cymdeithasol a modelau canolog Polisi Cymdeithasol. Deall a thrafod problemau cyfoes yng Nghymru a’r byd o safbwynt cymdeithasegol gan ddefnyddio damcaniaethau addas. Deall a gwerthuso polisi cymdeithasol & gwaith cymdeithasegol perthnasol.

Course content

Cyflwynir y cysyniad o 'broblem gymdeithasol' ac yna edrychir ar y gwahanol fodelau cysyniadol a ddatblygwyd i drafod y maes. Gwelir sut mae agweddau tuag at broblemau, a'r modd o'u datrys, wedi newid dros y blynyddoedd. Yna cymhwysir yr wybodaeth i feysydd penodol yn y Gymru gyfoes, trwy gyfrwng darlithoedd a sesiynau astudio annibynnol, er mwyn hyrwyddo dealltwriaeth y myfyrwyr o broblemau cyfoes a hirdymor. Ystyrir yr ymateb polisi ar sawl lefel ar draws gwledydd Prydain a thu hwnt. Byddwn yn ymweld â Llywodraeth Cymru yng Nghaerdydd a gwerthuso gwaith asiantaethau polisi rheng flaen.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Trothwy

Ystod graddau D minws at D+

1. Cyflwyniad Llafar

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn foddhaol: adolygu'r llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed drafod problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm; gallu dangos peth ymwybyddiaeth o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio.

2. Astudiaeth achos:

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn foddhaol: adolygu'r llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm; gallu dangos peth ymwybyddiaeth o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio. Gallu deall eflennau polisi, defnyddio cronfeydd data, deall patrwm ac arwyddocâd data; cynnig dehongliad o’r maes.

good

Da

Ystod graddau B minws at B+

1. Cyflwyniad Llafar

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn dda a hyderus: cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm yn drylwyr; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth soled o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn hyderus.

2. Astudiaeth achos:

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn dda a hyderus: cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm yn drylwyr; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth soled o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn hyderus. Gallu deall eflennau polisi, defnyddio cronfeydd data, deall patrwm ac arwyddocâd data; cynnig dehongliad gref o’r maes.

Ystod graddau C minws at C+

1. Cyflwyniad Llafar

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn dda a disgrifiadol: cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm yn dda a llawn; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth soled o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn llawn a disgrifiadol.

2. Astudiaeth achos:

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn dda a disgrifiadol: cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm yn dda a llawn; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth dda o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn led feirniadol. Gallu deall eflennau polisi, defnyddio cronfeydd data, deall patrwm ac arwyddocâd data; cynnig dehongliad o’r maes.

excellent

Rhagorol

Ystod graddau A minws at A*

1. Cyflwyniad Llafar

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn raenus a thestlus : cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol a swmpus parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth resymegol o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn hyderus, grymus a meistrolgar.

2. Astudiaeth achos:

Er mwyn llwyddo ar y lefel hon, bydd y myfyriwr/aig yn gallu cyflawni'r canlynol yn raenus a thestlus: cynhyrchu adolygiad llenyddiaeth berthnasol a swmpus parthed dehonghli problem gymdeithasol a’r prosesau cymdeithasol sydd ynghlwm; gallu dangos ymwybyddiaeth resymegol o werthoedd cymdeithasol sy’n sail i bolisi cymdeithasol; gallu dewis problem gymdeithasol i’w astudio a’i thrafod yn hyderus, grymus a meistrolgar. Gallu deall eflennau polisi, defnyddio cronfeydd data, deall patrwm ac arwyddocâd data; cynnig dehongliad dwfn a soffistigedig o’r maes.

Learning outcomes

  1. Trafod y cysyniad o 'broblem gymdeithasol‘ yn feirniadol o safbwynt Cymdeithasegol

  2. Cloriannu'n feirniadol y gwahanol fodelau o ddeall gwahaniaethau cymdeithasol a modelau canolog Polisi Cymdeithasol

  3. Deall a gwerthuso problemau cyfoes o safbwynt cymdeithasegol gan ddefnyddio damcaniaethau addas

  4. Deall a gwerthuso ymatebion polisi cymdeithasol & gwaith cymdeithasegol perthnasol

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study

Astudiaeth breifat - yn darllen yn eang o amgylch testynau darlithoedd a seminarau, paratoi ag ymchwilio wrth baratoi am ymweliadau, paratoi ar gyfer asesiadau

176
Lecture

12 Darlith - 1 awr yr wythnos

12
Seminar

12 Sminar - 1 awr yr wythnos

12

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others

Subject specific skills

  • Dealltwriaeth o ddulliau ymchwil ynghyd a dealltwriaeth o gryfderau a gwendidau darnau o ymchwil a’u defnydd
  • Y gallu i lunio ac ymchwilio i gwestiynau sydd wedi seilio ar ddamcaniaeth a gwaith empirig mewn cymdeithaseg.
  • Gwybodaeth ymarferol ynghylch defnydd o safbwyntiau damcaniaethol mawr a chysyniadau cymdethiasegol er mwyn deall bywyd cymdeithasol.
  • Y gallu i ddadansoddi, asesu a throsglwyddo gwybodaeth gymdeithasegol empirig
  • Y gallu i ymgysylltu ag amrywiaeth o strategaethau ymchwil ansoddol a meintiol a’r dulliau sydd yn terddu o’r ddau ddynesiad
  • Y gallu i gynnal ymchwil polisi cymdeithasol neu gymdeithasegol annibynnol
  • how to use empirical evidence - both quantitative and qualitative in criminology and sociology
  • relationships between these and social divisions and social change.
  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • awareness of how political and cultural values - including the student's own - have an impact on responses to and rival interpretations of safety and security, crime
  • competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in sociology, and their application to social life
  • the capacity to analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information
  • the ability to identify a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods
  • the ability to conduct sociological / criminolgical research
  • the ability to undertake and present scholarly work
  • the ability to recognise the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy.
  • Be aware of the ethical, social and political contexts within which social policy practice and research is conducted and delivered
  • Develop a sound appreciation of the variety of theories that comprise the discipline of social policy and how these impact on social policy interventions
  • Become cognizant with key conceptual debates within the field of contemporary social policy
  • Appreciate the value of and apply theoretical and methodological rigour to analyses of welfare issues;
  • the philosophy and politics of criminalisation, victimisation, criminal justice and modes of punishment
  • Develop a knowledge and expertise with respect to a range of evidence-based policy making and practice.
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the processes of social policy analysis and evaluation.
  • how crime, deviance and victimisation are socially and legally constructed the different sources of information about crime and victimisation, both quantitative and qualitative, and how they are produced - including their location in particular legal, political, social and ideological frameworks - and how they can be interpreted
  • trends in crime, harm and victimisation
  • the development, role, organisation and governance of efforts to reduce and prevent crime, deviance and harm, and to ensure personal and public safety and security in different locations; the role of the state and non-governmental agencies
  • the effectiveness of such measures, and human rights issues in relation to preventive and pre-emptive measures
  • the social and historical development of the main institutions involved in crime control in different locations
  • the use of discretion in relation to justice processes, including issues of discrimination and diversity
  • governance of criminal and youth justice, and other crime control processes
  • relationships of crime, deviance and offending, and victimisation to social divisions such as: age, gender, sexuality, social class, race, ethnicity and religious faith

Resources

Resource implications for students

Adnoddau ynghlwm âg ymweliad a Llwyodraeth Cymru ynghyd âg asiantaechau rheng flaen. Costau teithio ar aros dros 1/2 noson ydynt yn bennaf. Ymdrechir i gadw costau i lawr gan gyfraniadau gan yr Ysol a'r CCC. Bydd hyn yn golygu y cedwir cyfraniadau cost myfyrwyr i isafswm yn unig.

Reading list

Allan, K. (2013) Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualing Social Worlds, Thousand Island Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Bessant, J. ; Watts, R.; Dalton, T. & P. Smyth (2006) Talking Policy, Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.

Brown, K. (2017) Introduction: Vulnerability and Social Justice, Social Policy and Society, 05 June 2017, pp. 423-427

Edmiston, D., Patrick, R. & Garthwaite, K. (2017) Introduction: Austerity, Welfare and Social Citizenship, Social Policy & Society https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000658; pp. 253-259

Leon-Guerrero, A. (2019) Social Problems, Community, Policy and Social Action, London: Sage Publications.

Manji, K. (2016) Social Security Reform and the Surveillance State: Exploring the Operation of ‘Hidden Conditionality’ in the Reform of Disability Benefits Since 2010; Social Policy & Society, https://doi.org/10.1017/S147474641600052X pp. 305-314

Mental Health Foundation (2016) Mental Health in Wales: Fundamental Facts.Cardiff: Mental Health Wales.

Mooney, L.A.; Knox, D. & Schaat, C. (2015) Understanding Social Problems, USA: Cengage Learning.

Parr, S(2016) Explaining and Understanding State Intervention into the Lives of ‘Troubled’ Families , Social Policy & Society, pp. 577-592

Poverty and Social Exclusion Unit – Reporting Research, Examining Policy, Studying Debates.

Sefydliad Bevan Foundation (2018) Research Publications on: Demographic change; Universal Credit; Poverty; Fair Pay; Social Care; Wellbeing.

Swaffield, J. & ,Snell, C.; Tunstall,b. & Bradshaw, J. (2018) An Evaluation of the Living Wage: Identifying Pathways Out of In-Work Poverty, Social Policy and Society, Volume 17, Issue 3

Young, K., Ashby, D., Boaz, A. & Grayson, L. (2018) Social Science and the Evidence-based Policy Movement , Social Policy and Society, Volume 1, Issue.1

Wales, J. (2015 ) Investigating Social Issues, Red Globe press.

Williams, E. & R. Doyle (2016) Rural Poverty in Wales: Existing Research and Evidence Gaps, Public Policy Institute for Wales.

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