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BA History with Archaeology with International Experience

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HCH-1050: The Past Unwrapped (20)
    1. Introduction: From Past to Present: Some ideas on how to make the best of your existing skills as you move to university-level study. Learn some of the basics of studying History and/or Archaeology at Bangor. 2. Library skills and making intelligent use of the web: Looking at what to expect in the university library, how to use reading lists, how much to read and what to do with all those electronic resources at your disposal. 3. From chaos to order: organisation and note-taking. How to plan and organise your work, and how to make wise decisions when taking notes from books, articles and lectures. 4. Avoiding plagiarism: Learn why cutting and pasting from the web is bad practice, and why academic misconduct is treated very seriously. Learn as well how to avoid this by referencing effectively i.e. using evidence, footnotes and compiling solid bibliographies. 5. Essays and making a good (grammatical) impression: Understand what the essay question actually wants you to do, how to structure your work, and how to develop an argument. Gain insight into some of the common errors in History and Archaeology essays, and see why good spelling and punctuation are crucial. 6. Historiography: How to make sense of all these academics saying different things and disagreeing with each other. What are the differences (and similarities) between ‘academic’ and ‘popular’ history? 7. Analysis and critical thinking: Or, how to move beyond just describing the past. Understand what your tutor means by telling you to be more critical. 8. Make your voice heard: competent communication: Understand why it’s important for you to communicate your ideas clearly, and how you can prepare effectively for presentations. 9. Documents and sources: Learn how historians use different types of documents and artefacts, and explore how you can analyse them yourself. 10. Far-reaching feedback: What is the purpose of feedback, and how are different types of assignments marked? Learn that you need to look beyond your mark to improve your work. 11. Exam technique: How to keep it together in exams, and how to deduce what exam questions actually want you to do.
    or
    HCC-1050: Dechrau o'r Dechrau (20)
    1. Rhagarweiniad: O'r Gorffennol i'r Presennol: Rhai syniadau ar sut i wneud y defnydd gorau o'ch sgiliau presennol wrth i chi symud ymlaen i astudio ar lefel prifysgol. Dysgu rhai o egwyddorion sylfaenol astudio Hanes ac/neu Archaeoleg ym Mangor. 2. Sgiliau llyfrgell a defnyddio'r we yn ddeallus: Edrych ar yr hyn y dylech ei ddisgwyl yn llyfrgell y brifysgol, sut i ddefnyddio rhestrau darllen, faint i'w ddarllen a beth i'w wneud gyda'r holl adnoddau electroneg hynny sydd ar gael i chi. 3. O anrhefn i drefn: rhoi trefn ar bethau a chymryd nodiadau. Sut i gynllunio a threfnu eich gwaith, a sut i wneud penderfyniadau doeth wrth gymryd nodiadau o lyfrau, erthyglau a darlithoedd. 4. Osgoi llên-ladrad: Dysgu sut mae torri a phastio deunydd o'r we yn ffordd wael iawn o weithio a pham mae camymddwyn academaidd yn cael ei drin fel mater difrifol iawn. Dysgu'n ogystal sut i osgoi hyn drwy gyfeirnodi effeithiol, h.y. defnyddio tystiolaeth, troednodiadau a llunio llyfryddiaethau cadarn. 5. Traethodau a gwneud argraff (ramadegol) dda: Deall beth yn union mae cwestiwn y traethawd eisiau i chi ei wneud, sut i drefnu eich gwaith a sut i ddatblygu dadl. Cael golwg ar rai camgymeriadau cyffredin mewn traethodau Hanes ac Archaeoleg a gweld pam fod sillafu da ac atalnodi yn allweddol. 6. Hanesyddiaeth: Sut i wneud synnwyr o'r holl academyddion hyn yn dweud pethau gwahanol ac anghytuno â'i gilydd. Beth yw'r gwahaniaethau (a'r tebygrwydd) rhwng hanes 'academaidd' a 'phoblogaidd'? 7. Dadansoddi a meddwl yn feirniadol: Neu, sut i fynd ymhellach na dim ond disgrifio'r gorffennol. Deall beth mae eich tiwtor yn ei olygu pan fydd yn dweud wrthych am fod yn fwy beirniadol. 8. Cyfle i ddweud eich dweud: cyfathrebu medrus: Deall pam mae'n bwysig i chi gyfathrebu eich syniadau'n glir, a sut y gellwch baratoi'n effeithiol at gyflwyniadau. 9. Dogfennau a ffynonellau: Dysgu sut mae haneswyr yn defnyddio gwahanol fathau o ddogfennau ac arteffactau ac edrych sut y gellwch eu dadansoddi eich hun. 10. Adborth (sylwadau) pellgyrhaeddol: Beth yw diben adborth (sylwadau ar eich gwaith), a sut y caiff mathau gwahanol o aseiniadau eu marcio? Dysgu bod angen i chi edrych y tu hwnt i'ch marc i wella eich gwaith. 11. Sut i weithredu mewn arholiadau: Sut i beidio â chynhyrfu a gwneud yn dda mewn arholiadau, a gweld beth yn union mae cwestiynau arholiad yn gofyn i chi ei wneud.

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  • 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.
  • 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 on this programme must take two out of the three Archaeology modules on offer.

Optional Modules

60 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, Plagiarism
    or
    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
  • 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.
  • HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 1)
    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 1)
    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 2) or
    HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 2)
    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)
  • Students must take modules that cover at least two of the three major periods of history: Medieval (c500-1500), Early Modern (1500-1750), and Modern (1750 to present day). Students may take an extra Archaeology modules in place of one of the modules from this section if they wish.

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • 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.

40 credits from:

  • HTA-2103: Early Medieval Ireland (20) (Semester 1)
    This course will discuss the major types of archaeological evidence for early medieval Ireland c. AD 400-1150. It will consider the major types of settlement- ringfort, crannog, unencllosed settlement, ecclestiastical sites, Viking towns- their origins, chronology, layout and functions using specific examples. It will then review the different types of evidence for the farming economy and consider their significance; the evidence of artefact production; trade and exchange and the development of the ealy medieval Irish economy from a society primarily concerned with patronage, gift giving, reciprocity and luxury trade to a limited urban economy using coin and silver.
  • HTH-2110: The Guardians of Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
    This course will examine the agencies which protect our heritage, for example English Heritage, the National Trust, and Cadw and, where applicable, parallel agencies abroad. It will examine the protection of sites and landscapes, historic buildings and objects: legislation and its effectiveness and look at key debates and case-studies. * The Guardians of Heritage: national and international * Protection and curation: law, theory and practice * will the taxpayer foot the bill? Who pays for Heritage? * Selling heritage? Marketing: public and private * Sites and landscaped: who protects what, and how effective is protection? * The protection of buildings: types and legislation; advantages and problems * Portable heritage - the role of museums * Antiquities legislation and the problem of illicit trade This course will examine the agencies which protect our heritage, for example English Heritage, the National Trust, and Cadw and, where applicable, parallel agencies abroad. It will examine the protection of sites and landscapes, historic buildings and objects: legislation and its effectiveness and look at key debates and case-studies.
  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 1)
    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
  • HTA-2124: Graffiti: Marking Space & Time (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2125: Time and Tide (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2156: Museum - management, curation (20) (Semester 2)
    Practical skills: Curating collections, designing exhibitions and/or museum learning programmes, strategically managing (museum) resources Theoretical knowledge: Diachronic and synchronic knowledge of the evolution of the role of museums in society, of key resources in museum management, of methods, principles and practices of collections management and curation, exhibition design and museum learning programmes.
  • Students on this programme must take 40 credits of Archaeology modules.

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • HGW-2008: The Heroic Age (20) (Semester 1)
  • HWH-2070: History Workplace Module S1 (20) (Semester 1)
    The student normally spends one day a week during the appropriate semester, and in total about 70 hours, working in an archives office, an archaeological unit or a museum service undertaking specific tasks of a practical as well as an academic nature as given them by the officer(s) in charge. These typically include drawing up inventories, collating field evidence, drawing up catalogues of discrete manuscript or artefact collections, as well as at times dealing with public enquiries. Currently the Department has agreements with most of the archive record offices in north Wales, but especially at Caernarfon and Llangefni, with the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, with Oriel Bangor and Oriel Môn at Llangefni and the regimental Museum at Caernarfon. Approved excavation training courses may qualify if of sufficient duration and rigour and conform to the Course Guidelines. Students should also be aware that there are health and safety implications to all placements.
    or
    HWG-2070: Modiwl Gweithle Hanes S1 (20) (Semester 1)
    Fel rheol, mae myfyrwyr yn treulio un diwrnod yr wythnos yn ystod y semester priodol, sef cyfanswm o 70 awr, yn gweithio mewn archifdy, uned archeolegol neu amgueddfa yn cyflawni tasgau penodol, rhai ymarferol yn ogystal â rhai academaidd, a neilltuir iddynt gan y swyddog(ion) â gofal. Mae’r tasgau hyn yn cynnwys llunio stocrestrau, casglu tystiolaeth maes, llunio catalogau o lawysgrifau arwahanol neu gasgliadau o arteffactau. Bydd angen iddynt ddelio ag ymholiadau'r cyhoedd hefyd ar adegau. Ar hyn o bryd, mae gan yr Adran gytundebau gyda'r rhan fwyaf o swyddfeydd cofnodion archifau gogledd Cymru (yn arbennig yng Nghaernarfon a Llangefni), gydag Ymddiriedolaeth Archeolegol Gwynedd, Oriel Bangor, Oriel Môn yn Llangefni a’r Amgueddfa Gatrodol yng Nghaernarfon. Gallai cyrsiau hyfforddiant sydd wedi eu cymeradwyo mewn cloddio hefyd fod yn gymwys os ydynt yn ddigon hir a thrylwyr ac yn cydymffurfio a Chanllawiau’r Cwrs. Dylai myfyrwyr fod yn ymwybodol hefyd fod goblygiadau iechyd a diogelwch ynghlwm wrth yr holl leoliadau.
  • HTC-2126: Hanes ar y Teledu (20) (Semester 2)
    1. Cyflwyniad: arolwg o'r maes ac amlinelliad o'r pynciau i'w trafod gan y modiwl; y tensiynau rhwng dyheadau'r hanesydd a gofynion y cynhyrchwyr teledu 2. `Llais yr awdur', a'r trafferthion sy'n deillio wrth adael i unigolyn adrodd yr hanes ei hunan; AJP Taylor a'r mentrau cynnar i gyflwyno hanes ar y teledu 3. “A History of Britain” gan Simon Schama: adrodd hanes y genedl; sut i gadw cydbwysedd rhwng anghenion amrywiol y comisiynwyr, y gynulleidfa a'r sylwebyddion, tra'n diogelu cywirdeb hanesyddol y rhaglen; ai dim ond “Hanes Lloegr” yw'r gyfres hon? 4. Adrodd hanes cenedl fechan - sut cafodd hanes Cymru ei bortreadu ar y teledu; “Tywysogion”; “Dilyn Ddoe”; “Your Century”; “Wales and the History of the World” 5. Gwaith Gwyn Alf Williams: cyflwyno hanes o safbwynt Marcsaidd 6. Cyfuno archif, tystiolaeth llygad-dystion a llais `awdurdodol' y sylwebydd: “The Great War”, a dylanwad parhaol y gyfres, fel y gwelir yn “The World at War” a “Lleisiau'r Rhyfel Mawr” 7. Defnyddio hanes lafar mewn rhaglenni teledu, a'r trafferthion; manteision a phroblemau defnyddio ffilm archif mewn rhaglenni nodwedd hanes 8. Cyflwyno hanes gwrthdaro a therfysg yn hanes y Gymru fodern (“The Dragon has Two Tongues”; “Wales! Wales?”; “Tonypandy Riots - A New History” a.y.y.b.); cyflwyno pynciau dadleuol lle nad oes cytundeb: y Brigadau Rhyngwladol yn Rhyfel Cartref Sbaen 9. Rhaglenni nodwedd bywgraffiadol, a'u trafferthion: sut i fod yn wrthrychol ac osgoi cynnig naill ai `buchedd sant' neu sarhad 10. Problemau'r dull ôl-fodern wrth gyflwyno cyfres hanes : “Y Ditectif Hanes” a “Cymru Hywel Williams”
  • HTC-2129: Morladron a Brenhinoedd y mor (20) (Semester 2)
    Crynodeb o Gynnwys y Cwrs: Dylai hwn fod yn baragraff cryno yn rhestru’r themâu y bydd y modiwl yn ymwneud â hwy. 1. Themau a hanes cynnar. Y craidd, yr ymyl a 'hanes Brydeinig'; cyrchau a gwladychiad y llychlynwyr yn Môr Iwerddon/Ynysoedd Heledd hyd at yr unarddegfed ganrif; brwydr Clontarf. 2. Sefydlu llinach Godred Crovan: gorwel hanesyddol y deyrnas? Crynodeb cronolegol o hanes y deyrnas yn galluogi trafodaethau mwy thematig i ddod. 3. Cyflwyno'r ffynhonellau: gweld popeth o'r tu fas? Cronicl Brenhinoedd Manaw, blwyddnodion, barddoniaeth. 4. Y deyrnas a Norwy: rhan o'r byd Llychlynaidd? Ymgyrchoedd Norwy a'u pwrpas. 5. Y cyd-destun Gwyddelig a'r cyd-destun Cymreig. 6. Yr 'Ymerodraeth Angefinaidd'. Esgobaeth y deyrnas a gwleidyddiaeth. 7. Somerled a'r Alban: brenhin neu wrthryfelwr, Llychlynwr neu Wyddel? 8. Diwylliant. Iaith, archeoleg, enwau lleoedd/personol, arysgrifiadau. Economi a hunaniaeth ddiwylliannol y deyrnas. 9. Dwy deyrnas? Rhyfeloedd cartref, disgynyddion Somerled, disgynyddion Godred a Norwy. 10. Rhyfel 1265 a diwedd annibyniaeth y deyrnas. Hanes hwyrach yr ynysoedd, a'u perthynas a Phrydain ac Iwerddon. Bydd y seminarau yn cynnig ystyriaeth o themau, a bydd cyfle i amlygu pwysigrwydd ystyriaeth fanwl o'r defnydd o ffynhonellau o natur gwahanol trwy drafodaeth. Bydd cyfle hefyd i ffocysu ar drafodaethau hanesyddiaethol ar ddigwyddiadau neu agweddau penodol o'r pwnc, a phontio'r disgyblaethau hanesyddol gwahanol sydd rhaid deall er mwyn cael darlun cyflawn o'r pwnc.
  • HTH-2129: Thatcher's Britain (20) (Semester 2)
    The dominant theme of the module is the examination of the 1979-83, 1983-87 and 1987-92 Conservative governments and their policies. Potential students should thus be aware that the main emphasis of the module is politics and political history. Topics covered on the module include the origins of ‘Thatcherism’; the implementation of ‘Thatcherite’ policies after 1979; the Falklands war; the decline of the Labour party 1979-83; the miners strike of 1984/85; race riots and social decay in inner-city Britain; popular music and popular culture; foreign policy and the special relationship; the modernisation of Labour after 1983; the Hillsborough disaster; wealth, affluence and individualism and the break-up of Britain.
    or
    HTC-2312: Prydain Thatcher (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTW-2133: Global Wales (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2139: Norman Sicily (20) (Semester 1)
    1. Introduction - the creation of the kingdom, 1000-1130; 2. Roger II: the establishment of a new monarchy, 1130-1154; 3. Court culture and race relations; 4. Roger II's assizes: law and kingship; 5. Government in Sicily under the kings; 6. Reign of William I `the Bad', 1154-1166; 7. Reign of William II `the Good', 1166-1189; 8. The mosaics of the Norman kingdom¿Cefalu, Palermo and Monreale; 9. The church and the kings; 10. The chroniclers: Alexander of Telese and Hugh Falcandus. Students taking the course will study these topics using both primary sources (including the art produced in the kingdom) and the modern historiography.
  • HTH-2145: The Lion of Justice - Henry I (20) (Semester 2)
    1. Background; 2. The youngest brother, 1068¿1100; 3. King of the English, 1100¿1106; 4. The conquest of Normandy, 1106; 5. The governance of the Anglo-Norman regnum; 6. Henry and the Church; 7. Rebellion and disaster, 1118¿1124; 8. The monastic chroniclers: Orderic Vitalis and William of Malmesbury; 9. Henry's personality, family, and environment; 10. The end of the reign and its aftermath. Students taking the course will study these topics using both primary sources and the modern historiography.
  • HTC-2150: 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
  • HTH-2159: History in Practice (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2160: The Age of Reform 1770-1835 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HTC-2160: Age of Reform (Cymraeg) (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2165: Magic and the Supernatural (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students on this programm must take at least two general modules in History(modules with codes beginning HGW/HGH/HGC) over Level 5 & 6 as a whole. Students at Level 5 may take 20 credits of modules from outside the school

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HDH-3075: History Dissertation (40) Core
    The report and dissertation will set the chosen research in its broader context e.g. historiography, theoretical framework, geographical and historical framework. It will set research questions and a structure will be worked out. It will describe and analyse the chosen topic using a range of relevant secondary and primary evidence. The project will be written up in an ordered and academic manner.
    or
    HDG-3075: Traethawd Hir Hanes (40) Core
    Bydd yr adroddiad a'r traethawd hir yn gosod yr ymchwil Hanes Cymru a ddewiswyd yn ei chyd-destun ehangach e.e. hanesyddiaeth, fframwaith theoretig, fframwaith daearyddol a hanesyddol. Bydd yn gosod cwestiynau ymchwil a bydd strwythur yn cael ei lunio. Bydd yn disgrifio ac yn dadansoddi'r pwnc a ddewiswyd gan ddefnyddio ystod o dystiolaeth wreiddiol ac eilaidd berthnasol. Ysgrifennir adroddiad ar y project mewn dull trefnus ac academaidd.

Semester 2

  • HDH-3075: History Dissertation
    The report and dissertation will set the chosen research in its broader context e.g. historiography, theoretical framework, geographical and historical framework. It will set research questions and a structure will be worked out. It will describe and analyse the chosen topic using a range of relevant secondary and primary evidence. The project will be written up in an ordered and academic manner.
    or
    HDG-3075: Traethawd Hir Hanes
    Bydd yr adroddiad a'r traethawd hir yn gosod yr ymchwil Hanes Cymru a ddewiswyd yn ei chyd-destun ehangach e.e. hanesyddiaeth, fframwaith theoretig, fframwaith daearyddol a hanesyddol. Bydd yn gosod cwestiynau ymchwil a bydd strwythur yn cael ei lunio. Bydd yn disgrifio ac yn dadansoddi'r pwnc a ddewiswyd gan ddefnyddio ystod o dystiolaeth wreiddiol ac eilaidd berthnasol. Ysgrifennir adroddiad ar y project mewn dull trefnus ac academaidd.

40 credits from:

40 credits from:

  • HTA-3103: Early Medieval Ireland (20) (Semester 1)
    This course will discuss the major types of archaeological evidence for early medieval Ireland c. AD 400-1150. It will consider the major types of settlement- ringfort, crannog, unencllosed settlement, ecclestiastical sites, Viking towns- their origins, chronology, layout and functions using specific examples. It will then review the different types of evidence for the farming economy and consider their significance; the evidence of artefact production; trade and exchange and the development of the ealy medieval Irish economy from a society primarily concerned with patronage, gift giving, reciprocity and luxury trade to a limited urban economy using coin and silver.
  • HTH-3110: The Guardians of Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
    This course will examine the agencies which protect our heritage, for example English Heritage, the National Trust, and Cadw and, where applicable, parallel agencies abroad. It will examine the protection of sites and landscapes, historic buildings and objects: legislation and its effectiveness and look at key debates and case-studies. * The Guardians of Heritage: national and international * Protection and curation: law, theory and practice * will the taxpayer foot the bill? Who pays for Heritage? * Selling heritage? Marketing: public and private * Sites and landscaped: who protects what, and how effective is protection? * The protection of buildings: types and legislation; advantages and problems * Portable heritage - the role of museums * Antiquities legislation and the problem of illicit trade
  • HTA-3124: Graffiti: Marking Space & Time (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-3125: Time and Tide (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3156: Museums - managment/curation (20) (Semester 2)
    Practical skills: Curating collections, designing exhibitions and/or museum learning programmes, strategically managing (museum) resources Theoretical knowledge: Diachronic and synchronic knowledge of the evolution of the role of museums in society, of key resources in museum management, of methods, principles and practices of collections management and curation, exhibition design and museum learning programmes.
  • Students on this degree must take 40 credits of Archaeology modules