Modules for course V101 | MARTS/HIST
This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2020–21 academic year.
The list may not be complete, and the final course content may be different.
40 to 100 credits from:
- HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) The Renaissance; state formation; multiple monarchies (Valois France, the Habsburg Dominions, centre and peripheries in Britain and Ireland); the Reformation in Britain and on the Continent.or
HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2)
- HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) This module provides an introduction to nineteenth-century history, in particular: - Key events and dates - The political geography of Europe - Industrial Revolutions - Workers - Workers’ Political Movements - Middle Classes - Liberalism and Conservatism - Elites - Revolutions - Nationalism and Nation States - The Disintegration of Multinational Empires - War and Diplomacy - Imperialism It also provides an introduction to basic study skills, in particular: - The Library - Planning, Literature Search, Bibliography - Essay Writing - References, Footnotes, Plagiarismor
HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1)Bydd y modiwl hwn yn rhoi arweiniad i hanes y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg, yn arbennig: - y chwyldro amaethyddol a’r chwyldro diwydiannol - yr elit a’r dosbarth canol - Rhyddfrydiaeth a Cheidwadaeth - gweithwyr a'r werin - mudiadau gwleidyddol gweithwyr - chwyldroadau - cenedlaetholdeb a hunaniaeth genedlaethol - rhyfel a diplomyddiaeth - Imperialaeth
- HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 2) Wales in the age of Owain Gwynedd and Lord Rhys; Gerald of Wales; rise of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth in Gwynedd and over much of the rest of Wales; the reign of Dafydd ap Llywelyn and succession to Gwynedd; the hegemony and downfall of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, prince of Wales; poetry and history writing in medieval Wales; Welsh political aspirations in l4th century; Owain Glyndŵr and his movement; Brutus, 1485 and political prophecy; Wales and the Reformation; Wales and the Renaissance; Wales and 16th-century politics – the Acts of Union.or
HXC-1007: Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (20) (Semester 2)Oes Owain Gwynedd a'r Arglwydd Rhys; Gerallt Gymro; Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (m. 1240) a'i feibion; Penarglwyddiaeth a chwymp Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Tywysog Cymru (m. 1282); barddoniaeth a hanes yn yr Oesoedd Canol; dyheadau gwleidyddol Cymreig yn y bedwaredd ganrif ar ddeg; mudiad Glyndwr; Brutus, 1485 a'r traddodiad proffwydol; Cymru a'r Diwygiad Protestannaidd; Cymru a'r Dadeni; Cymru a gwleidyddiaeth yr unfed ganrif ar bymtheg - y Deddfau Uno.
- HXW-1010: Wales since 1789 (20) (Semester 1) or
HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 1)Wythnos 1: Darlith: Deall Cymru fodern ac amcanion y modiwl Dim seminar Wythnos 2: Darlith: Meithrin Cymru fodern (i): Diwydiant ac economi Seminar: Siartiaeth a Beca Wythnos 3: Darlith: Meithrin Cymru fodern (ii): Trosedd, cosb a moesoldeb Seminar: Y Gymru fywgraffiadol: David Lloyd George fel astudiaeth achos Wythnos 4: Darlith: Themâu (i): Mewnfudo ac allfudo Seminar: Mewnfudo Wythnos 5: Darlith: Themâu (ii): Iaith, addysg a chrefydd yn y 19eg ganrif Seminar: Cenedlaetholdeb, Tynged yr Iaith Wythnos 6: Darlith: Themâu (iii): Effaith y ddau ryfel byd Seminar: Y Gymru Lafurol Gweithdy: Eidalwyr yng Nghymru Wythnos 7: WYTHNOS DDARLLEN Wythnos 8: Darlith: Themâu (iv): Merched a llunio Cymru fodern Seminar: Cerddoriaeth boblogaidd Wythnos 9: Darlith: Themâu (v): Diwylliant poblogaidd a newid cymdeithasol Seminar: Merched mewn llenyddiaeth Gymreig Wythnos 10: Darlith: Themâu (vi): Chwaraeon a hunaniaeth Seminar: Hunaniaeth Wythnos 11: Darlith: Materion (i): Y frwydr am hunan-reolaeth Seminar: Y Cwestiwn Cenedlaethol Wythnos 12: Darlith: Materion (ii): Creu Cymru newydd? Seminar: Sesiwn adolygu
- HXH-1011: Europe in the High Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1) or
HXC-1011: Ewrop yn y Canol Oesoedd Uchel (20) (Semester 1)
- HXH-1012: Modern Politics in Action (20) (Semester 2) or
HXC-1012: GweithreduGwleidyddiaethFodern (20) (Semester 2)
- Level 4 students on this programme must take AT LEAST 40 credits from the above modules and in addition are required to choose modules that cover at least two of the three major periods of history: Medieval (c500-1500), Early Modern (1500-1750) and Moder (post 1750)
0 to 60 credits from:
- HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
- HPS-1002: Power, Freedom & the State (20) (Semester 2)
- HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
- HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
- HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1) What is archaeology?; what archaeologists study; the history of archaeological principles and techniques; archaeological techniques: surveying, excavation, scientific analysis and dating; interpretation in archaeology; internet tools and resources, aerial photography, stratigraphy and experimental archaeology.
- HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1) Definitions of history, heritage and archaeology; the development of museums; cabinets of curiosities; new heritage sites; heritage agencies; the state and heritage management; heritage and landscape conservation; industrial heritage; heritage and identity.
- HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2) What is prehistory?; homo erectus and the earliest human societies; from ancient to modern ¿ the Middle Palaeolithic; late glacial hunters of the Upper Palaeolithic; managing the land ¿ the Mesolithic; the Meso/Neo transition; an introduction to the Neolithic; tombs for the ancestors - death and burial; communal monuments; Bronze Age beakers and barrows - rise of the individual; Stonehenge and its landscape; settlement and agriculture - the earlier/later Bronze Age transition; the production and deposition of metalwork; houses and households in later prehistory; enclosures and Iron Age 'hillforts'; Iron Age settlement and agriculture; ritual and burial practices; Late Iron Age Britain and the Romans; regional variation; social change in prehistory.
- HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2) This course will provide a foundation for the period demonstrating the main developments using examples and showing how interpretations have changed. For the Roman Period, the course will examine the conquest and military archaeology; the countryside (villas, native settlements, farming and mineral extraction); towns; craft and the economy; religion and burial; and the end of Roman Britain. For the Early Medieval Period, the course will examine the archaeology of western Britain from the fifth to seventh centuries; Anglo-Saxon settlement and pagan cemeteries; Anglo-Saxon rural settlement; the origins of Anglo-Saxon towns; the conversion and Anglo-Saxon monasteries and churches; the Picts; the Viking impact; and the archaeology of late Anglo-Saxon England. For the Later Medieval Period, the course will examine the Norman Conquest and castles; rural settlement; the countryside; urban settlement; craft and trade; and church archaeology, including that of monasteries.
- Students are encouraged to select modules from Archaeology and Heritage as well as History to gain increased breadth of knowledge and understanding of how History is informed by these and other disciplines. In addition, students may take up to 40 credits of modules offered from outside the School.
- HCH-2050: Debating History (20) The first part of the course is concerned with the use of the past made by historians and commentators such as politicians, the way traditions are invented (and destroyed), and introduces the different historiographical schools. The second part covers some historiographical (ie. concerned with the art of writing history) issues with emphasis on the various ideas about the study and writing of history which have developed over the last two centuries and which students need to understand in order to engage confidently with the different approaches which professional historians take to their work. This is taught through a case-study approach where students can apply the different approaches studied in the first part of the course to specific controversial historical subjects. The course will cover the following topics: Whig and Tory history, Ranke, the professionalisation of the study of history, nations, empire, structuralism, post-structuralism, revisionism, counter-factual history, case studies may change from year to year but will include topics such as The Peasants’ Revolt, The English civil war, the outbreak of world war one; suffrage, consumerism, the Welsh in history, the Reformation. American Civil war, Cold War; Oral history; National identity.or
HCG-2011: Dehongli'r Gorffennol (20)Er y byddir yn rhoi peth sylw i rai o haneswyr mawr y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg – fel Ranke, Macaulay a Marx – bydd pwyslais y cwrs ar hanesyddiaeth yr ugeinfed ganrif. Canolbwyntir gan hynny ar feddylwyr a thueddiadau allweddol ym maes hanesyddiaeth yn ystod y ganrif ddiwethaf gan astudio enghreifftiau penodol o gynnyrch y meddylwyr a’r ysgolion dan sylw. Ymysg y pynciau a astudir bydd Ysgol yr Annales, Hanesyddiaeth Farcsaidd, Hanes Merched, Hanes Llafar, a her syniadaeth ôl-strwythurol ac ôl-fodern. Neulltuir yn ogystal ddwy ddarlith i drafod agweddau ar Hanesyddiaeth Cymru yn y cyfnod diweddar.
100 credits from:
- HPS-2001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
HAC-2001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
- HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
- HPS-2005: Work Placement - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
HAC-2005: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2)
- HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
- HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 2) Lectures 1. The origins of archaeological theory 2. The ‘New Archaeology’ and post processualism 3. Marxist and structuralist approaches in archaeology 4. The post-processualist critique 5. Multi disciplinary approaches to the archaeological record 6. The archaeology of people and social relations 7. Towards an archaeology of gender 8. Approaches to the study and interpretation of material culture 9. Contemporary approaches to archaeological landscapes 10. Understanding the built environment 11. The archaeology of ritual and religion 12. Archaeology in theory and in practice Seminars 1. The identification of cultural groups from archaeological evidence 2. The loss of innocence and the development of the ‘New Archaeology’ 3. Symbolic and structural archaeology 4. Re-constructing an interpretive archaeology 5. Social evolution and cognitive archaeology 6. How were past societies organised? 7. Representing gender in the archaeological past 8. Art or artefact: key debates in material culture studies 9. Experiencing the past: a phenomenology of landscape 10. House form and culture 11. What is ritual and religion and can we identify them in the archaeological record? 12. Critical approaches to archaeological fieldwork
- HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
- Over Levels 5 and 6 students must take 2 General Modules - those with a code beginning HGH, HGW or HGC. Students may take 20 credits offered by another School as an elective module in place of a module from this section.
40 credits from:
- HSH-3144: The Norman Conquest (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
- HSH-3146: Sex&Power in Early Mod England (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
- Students must take a Special Subject.
40 credits from:
- HPS-3001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
HAC-3001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
- HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
- HPS-3003: Race democracy * pol ideaology (20) (Semester 2)
- Select 40 credits from the remaining modules: 20 credits from each semester. Students must ensure that the requirement to take 2 general modules over Level 5 and 6 has been met.
- HPH-4005: Themes and issues in History (20) The module will introduce you to current debates and important areas of research in historical discipline. These will include themes such as history and postmodernism, cultural history, gender, class, urban history, national identity, religious history. The selected topics will provide case-studies for understanding of changes in intellectual fashion, e.g. the shift from Marxism and Feminism to Postmodernism. We aim at allowing you to have a good awareness of historical debates, issues and shifting paradigms. Seminars will look at individual themes and historical approaches to these. Individual members of staff will usually focus on their particular period or topic of expertise, using it as a case-study; however, in the list of reading you will have a broader selection of literature that covers earlier and modern periods.
- HPH-4026: Initiating Research Proj MArts (20)
20 credits from:
- HPH-4006: Documents and sources Med&EMod (20) (Semester 2) The course will examine a wide range of medieval and early modern genres of historical sources, including charters, records of central government, historians of medieval England and Wales, probate records, legal records, sources for parliament, visual sources, pamphlets.
- HPH-4007: Documents and Sources - Modern (20) (Semester 2) This module will introduce students to a variety of sources and documents essential in the research of modern history, including population sources, visual evidence, newspapers and journals, novels, social surveys, personal sources (diaries and autobiographies).