Modules for course VVV1 | BA/PRH
BA Philosophy and Religion and History

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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.

Optional Modules

40 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
  • 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 are encouraged to select modules that cover more than one of the generally recognised periods of History: Medieval (c500-1500), Early Modern (1500-1750), and Modern (post 1750).

60 credits from:

  • VPR-1103: Existentialism (20) (Semester 2)
    The module will begin with an overview of the meaning of existentialism, its key themes and thinkers. The module is then divided into five parts. In part one we examine the philosophical groundwork that underpins existentialism as a theory. Here students will be introduced to such ideas as Sartre’s concepts of consciousness, being, nothingness, facticity and transcendence. In part two we explore the importance of freedom to the human condition, and the meaning behind Sartre’s famous slogans, ‘we are condemned to be free’, and ‘existence precedes essence’. Here we will examine the first of our contemporary films, The Truman Show, in order to demonstrate the validity of these ideas within society today. Part three then surveys the notion of the ‘absurd’ as a philosophical concept and identifies its trace in literature, art, and film. Students will examine a variety of responses to the absurd, including those outlined by Kafka, Camus, and Kierkegaard. We will then watch the film Ground hog Day with a view to identifying how these responses can be portrayed in contemporary film. Part four examines Sartre’s notion of bad faith, and the ease in which we fail to respond adequately to the demands of existentialism. Finally, part five considers the effect that others have on our existence and in our capacity to engage our lives authentically.
  • VPR-1104: Death of God (20) (Semester 1)
    The module begins by examining how the events of Nietzsche’s life and the cultural climate of his time are reflected in his writing style and the ideas he seeks to expound. Following this introduction, the module is divided into four parts. In part one we explore the philosophical context for why God’s death is deemed a necessity for Nietzsche. Here we look at his criticism of Christianity and Platonism, and examine his concepts of will to power, slave and master morality, bad conscience and ressentiment. In part two we examine the nature of God’s death, and by looking at a variety of Nietzsche’s writings, we piece together how God ‘died’. In part three, we begin to investigate the implications of the death of God for our understanding of morality, truth, and suffering. Here students are introduced to Nietzsche’s idea of a revaluation of values, and his famous conceptions of the Übermensch (or superman), eternal recurrence, and the relevance of Dionysus. Finally, in part 4 we revisit the key ideas that have been explored within this module to entertain a controversial yet coherent reading of Nietzsche’s philosophy—one that proposes the possibility of God’s return.
  • VPR-1105: Ethics: Religious Perspectives (20) (Semester 2)
    The module will begin with a discussion of the origin of ethics and will examine some of the relevant survivng materials relevant to the subject from the great civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt (including the stories about heroes who exemplified the kind of virtues most admired, and the legal codes which defined acceptable and unacceptable conduct). The module will then examine the ethical values of the Jewish religion, as reflected in the Old Testament, and the ethical values of the Christian tradition as reflected in the New Testament. This will be followed by an overview of ethical concerns in the Buddhist tradition. The module will conclude with an examination of the ‘divine command’ theory of ethics and will consider to what extent the moral good should be identified with God’s will or God’s command.
    or
    VPC-1105: Moeseg: Agweddau Crefyddol (20) (Semester 2)
    Bydd y modiwl yn dechrau gyda thrafodaeth ar darddiad moeseg a bydd yn edrych ar beth o'r deunyddiau perthnasol i'r pwnc sydd wedi goroesi o ddiwylliannau mawr Mesopotamia a'r Aifft (yn cynnwys storïau am arwyr a ymgorfforai'r rhinweddau a edmygid fwyaf, a'r codau cyfreithiol a ddiffiniai ymddygiad derbyniol ac annerbyniol). Bydd y modiwl wedyn yn archwilio gwerthoedd moesegol y grefydd Iddewig, fel yr adlewyrchir hwynt yn yr Hen Destament, a gwerthoedd moesegol y traddodiad Cristnogol, fel yr adlewyrchir hwynt yn y Testament Newydd. Yn dilyn hynny ceir golwg gyffredinol ar faterion moesegol sy'n gysylltiedig â'r traddodiad Bwdistaidd. Daw'r modiwl i'w derfyn drwy edrych ar ddamcaniaeth foesegol 'gorchymyn dwyfol', a bydd yn ystyried i ba raddau y dylid uniaethu daioni moesol ag ewyllys Duw neu orchymyn Duw.
  • VPR-1106: Intro: Judaism & Christianity (20) (Semester 1)
    The module outlines of some of the basic tenets of the Jewish faith as reflected in the Old Testament and the Christian faith as reflected in the New Testament. Among issues considered will be the contribution to the Jewish faith by the rabbis and the controversies faced by Judaism over the centuries, culminating in a discussion of issues relating to the holocaust. Among Jewish philosophers discussed will be Maimonides and Martin Buber. The modules will then turn to the Christian faith and will examine some of the theological issues arising from the New Testament, with a particular focus on Paul’s theology and the Early Church Fathers, such as Origen and Eusebius. There will also be a discussion of a representative sample of major Christian thinkers over the centuries.
    or
    VPC-1106: Iddewiaeth a Christnogaeth (20) (Semester 1)
    Man cychwyn y modiwl fydd astudiaeth o rai syniadau yn yr Hen Destament a’r Rabiniaid cynnar; yna eir ymlaen i drafod rhai o’r pynciau dadleuol a gododd ynglyn â’r grefydd hon dros y canrifoedd gan ddiweddu gyda thrafodaeth o’r holocost a rhai o syniadau prif feddylwyr y grefydd dros y blynyddoedd. Yn troir at y Testament Newydd a chanolbwyntio ar Paul cyn mynd ymlaen i ystyried cyfraniad y Tadau Eglwysig a rhai o’r prif feddylwyr Cristnogol dros y canrifoedd.
  • VPR-1109: Introduction to Islam (20) (Semester 1)
    Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion, yet for most people its beliefs and practice remain obscure despite having close religious connection with Judaism and Christianity. For this reason, this module has been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Islamic faith, philosophy and practice. The module will introduce students to the study of Islamic theology by exploring the emergence and development of Islam, from its origins in the seventh century to its modern revival. Therefore, the module will guide students through the following aspects of the study of Islam: (1) Introduce students to the history and development of early and modern Islam (against the background of social and cultural contexts); (2) Examine core Islamic beliefs and practices; and (3) Investigate the wider Islamic tradition by surveying Islamic law, philosophy and mysticism.
  • VPR-1110: Themes - Eastern Religion/Phil (20) (Semester 2)
    This module offers an introduction to the philosophical and religious development of key eastern religious traditions - Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Shinto – and provides a detailed overview of their origins, histories, doctrines and scriptures. In order to explore a wide spectrum of religious and philosophical beliefs, the following will be considered teaching priorities: (1) Survey of the beliefs and practices of six Eastern religions and philosophies; (2) understand the multifaceted religious heritage of the six Eastern religions – from the pre-modern era to contemporary religious practice; (3) Examination of the mutual influences and intersections of the Eastern religions and philosophies and how they interact with other elements of Eastern culture and society; (4) Deconstruct the East and West meeting points, focusing on the spread and influence of Eastern religion and philosophy in the West.
  • VPR-1300: Intro to Philosophy of Religio (20) (Semester 1)
    The module begins by clarifying the state of the analytic philosophy of religion at the turn of the 20th century, reflecting upon its inheritance of 19th century ‘modernity’. This is contrasted with some concurrent developments in the continental tradition (German Romanticism, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche). This is the context from which, and into which, Wittgenstein speaks. We will cover the early, middle, and late eras of Wittgenstein’s thought, and show the revolutionary impact that his thought had for the philosophy of religion. We track the various directions in which Wittgenstein’s influence was felt; for example, in A. J. Ayer’s verificationism, or those overtly ‘Wittgensteinian’ philosophers of religion such as D. Z. Phillips. The ‘meta-philosophy of religion’ is introduced throughout, as we tackle the question of how best to philosophise about religion.
  • VPR-1301: Introduction to Logic (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2 Modules

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • HGW-2008: The Heroic Age (20) (Semester 1)
  • HCH-2050: Debating History (20) (Semester 1)
    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) (Semester 1)
    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.
  • 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.
  • HWH-2071: History Workplace Module S2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    HWG-2071: Modiwl Gweithle Hanes S2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • HGH-2133: The Tudors 1485-1603 (20) (Semester 2)
    1. Bosworth Field and the end of the Wars of the Roses; 2. Henry VII and the Tudor Dynasty; 3. The reign of Henry VII; 4. The accession of Henry VIII; 5. Henry VIII: ; 6. Henry VIII: The Early Years; Henry VIII: The King's `Great Matter' and Rome ; 7. The Later Years of Henry VIII; 8. Edward VI; 9. Edward VI and the Disputed Succession; 10. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part I; 11. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part II; 12. Elizabeth I: 1558-1580; 13. Elizabeth I: 1580-1603; 14. Elizabeth I: The Golden Age?; 15. Religion, Society, and Politics under the Tudors. Students taking this module will study these topics through a in-depth grasp of the modern historiography on the subject, complimented by the use of some primary sources (including select contemporary writings, records, contemporary paintings and woodcuts).
  • HTW-2133: Global Wales (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2137: USA, 1945-2001 (20) (Semester 2)
    Lectures on the module will focus on the social and domestic history of the United States and will include: Affluent society – America in the 1950s; The Kennedy assassination and its aftermath; LBJ and ‘the great society’; Civil Rights and the problem of ‘black America’; Nixon and the Watergate scandal; Crime and social dislocation; Ronald Reagan and the rise of Conservative America; Bill Clinton and post-Cold war American society; 9/11 and its impact. Seminars on the module will focus on foreign policy developments and will include: the origins of the Cold War; the Korean war; the Cuban missile crisis; the ‘race to the moon’; the Vietnam war and its aftermath; the politics of détente; Reaganism and the spectre of communism; the end of the cold war; the road to 9/11.
  • 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-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.
  • 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 choose 60 credits of modules: they do not have to take Dehongli'r Gorffennol/Debating History but it does remain an option. Students must take at least one general module (code beginning HGH/HGC/HGW) over levels 5 and 6 as a whole

60 credits from:

  • VPR-2100: Metaphysics (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-2101: Early Modern Philosophy (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-2200: The Problem of Evil (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-2206: Sex and Society (20) (Semester 1)
    The module will begin by addressing the moral permissibility of various kinds of sexual activity. Must it be heterosexual? Must sexual activity take place within the confines of the institution of marriage? What are the arguments for and against the ordination of gay bishops in the Church of England? Should the Church give its blessing to gay marriages? The module will then explore the predominant view of the Old and New Testaments concerning sex, marriage and divorce. It will then trace the rise of the concern for gender equality and the influence of the feminist movement. Finally, consideration will be given to the way in which questions about sexual morality lead to more general issues about social relationships.
    or
    VPC-2206: Crefydd, Cenedligrwydd a Rhiwi (20) (Semester 2)
    Bydd y modiwl yn dechrau drwy roi sylw i ba fathau o weithgaredd rhywiol a oddefir yn foesol. Oes raid iddo fod yn heterorywiol? A ydyw'n rhaid i ryw ddigwydd o fewn sefydliad priodas? Beth yw'r dadleuon o blaid ac yn erbyn ordeinio esgobion hoyw yn Eglwys Loegr? A ddylai’r eglwys roi ei bendith ar briodasau hoyw? Bydd y modiwl yn edrych wedyn ar y farn amlycaf yn yr Hen Destament a'r Newydd ynghylch rhyw, priodas ac ysgariad. Bydd wedyn yn olrhain cynnydd y pryder ynghylch cydraddoldeb gender a dylanwad y mudiad ffeministaidd. Yn olaf, ystyrir y ffordd y mae cwestiynau ynghylch moesoldeb rhywiol yn arwain at faterion mwy cyffredinol yn ymwneud â chysylltiadau cymdeithasol.
  • VPC-2207: Astudiaeth Annibynnol (20) (Semester 1)
    Mae’r modiwl yn rhoi cyfle i fyfyrwyr weithio ar bwnc o'u dewis eu hunain. Gall y pwnc fod yn rhyngddisgyblaethol ei natur a bydd yn gysylltiedig ag un o'r disgyblaethau a gynrychiolir yn y radd, neu'r ddwy ohonynt. Bydd yr ymchwil a wneir wedi'i seilio ar ffynonellau eilaidd a bydd yn dangos ymwybyddiaeth o wahanol ddulliau gweithredu methodolegol a'r gallu i leoli, dethol a chyfuno gwybodaeth o amrywiaeth o ffynonellau.
  • VPR-2209: Psychology of Religion: TMH&D (20) (Semester 2)
    The module will begin with a survey of the concept of madness to highlight the difficulties in its definition, and to appreciate the variety of explanations attributed to it in Western culture through the ages. Students will be introduced to the intimate relationship between psychology and religion as two different yet interrelated approaches for making sense of ‘madness’, and the problems apparent in attempts to distinguish between the two. Following this we shall explore two key psychoanalytic models that were developed early in the 20th century for making sense of ‘madness’ and religious experience: the models of Freud and C.G Jung. Students will apply these models to prominent case studies of demonic possession (both medieval and contemporary) in order to evaluate the limitations and benefits of either a psychological or religious diagnoses and possible cure.
  • VPR-2217: Fundamentalism (20) (Semester 1)
    Today people across the world are struggling to counteract the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, creating a growing interest around this phenomenon. With this in mind, the module will examine: (1) the nature of fundamentalism, detailing its historical background and manifestation in Islam, Christianity, and other world religions; (2) the relationship with scripture will be examined; and (3) The module will explore a variety of vivid case studies – from the Wahhabis in the Islamic world, the Christian coalition of the United States, to the Hindu nationalists of India - in order to provide a much-needed window into fundamentalism. These case studies will provide insight into the various social structures, cultural contexts and political environments in which fundamentalist movements have emerged around the world.
  • VPR-2220: Political Philosophy (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-2400: Buddhism in the Modern World (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-2401: God and Government (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-2402: The Holocaust: Philo & Pel Rep (20) (Semester 1) or
    VPC-2402: Yr Holocost: Ymatebion Crefydd (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

40 credits from:

  • HSW-3019: Native Wales & the Normans (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HDH-3075: History Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    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) (Semester 1 + 2)
    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.
  • HSH-3137: Ruled by an Orange (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3138: British Country House from1750 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3142: Going to the Devil (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3147: Politics&Culture in the 1960s (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students must take EITHER the Dissertation OR a Special Subject

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • HGW-3008: The Heroic Age (20) (Semester 1)
  • HWH-3070: 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-3070: 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.
  • 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)
  • HTC-3126: 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-3129: Morladron a Brenhinoedd y Mor (20) (Semester 2)
    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-3129: 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-3312: Prydain Thatcher (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3133: The Tudors 1485-1603 (20) (Semester 2)
    1. Bosworth Field and the end of the Wars of the Roses; 2. Henry VII and the Tudor Dynasty; 3. The reign of Henry VII; 4. The accession of Henry VIII; 5. Henry VIII: ; 6. Henry VIII: The Early Years; Henry VIII: The King's `Great Matter¿ and Rome ; 7. The Later Years of Henry VIII; 8. Edward VI; 9. Edward VI and the Disputed Succession; 10. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part I; 11. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part II; 12. Elizabeth I: 1558-1580; 13. Elizabeth I: 1580-1603; 14. Elizabeth I: The Golden Age?; 15. Religion, Society, and Politics under the Tudors. Students taking this module will study these topics through a in-depth grasp of the modern historiography on the subject, complimented by the use of some primary sources (including select contemporary writings, records, contemporary paintings and woodcuts).
  • HTW-3133: Global Wales (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3137: USA, 1945-2001 (20) (Semester 2)
    Lectures on the module will focus on the social and domestic history of the United States and will include: Affluent society – America in the 1950s; The Kennedy assassination and its aftermath; LBJ and ‘the great society’; Civil Rights and the problem of ‘black America’; Nixon and the Watergate scandal; Crime and social dislocation; Ronald Reagan and the rise of Conservative America; Bill Clinton and post-Cold war American society; 9/11 and its impact. Seminars on the module will focus on foreign policy developments and will include: the origins of the Cold War; the Korean war; the Cuban missile crisis; the ‘race to the moon’; the Vietnam war and its aftermath; the politics of détente; Reaganism and the spectre of communism; the end of the cold war; the road to 9/11.
  • HGH-3138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3145: 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-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
  • 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.
  • HTH-3160: The Age of Reform 1770-1835 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HTC-3160: Age of Reform (Cymraeg) (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3165: Magic and the Supernatural (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students must take a general module (those with a code beginning HGH/HGC/HGW) at level 6 if they did not take one at level 5

60 credits from:

  • VPR-3100: Metaphysics (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-3101: Early Modern Philosophy (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-3200: The Problem of Evil (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-3206: Sex and Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    VPC-3306: Crefydd, Cenedligrwydd a Rhiwi (20) (Semester 2)
    Bydd y modiwl yn dechrau drwy roi sylw i ba fathau o weithgaredd rhywiol a oddefir yn foesol. Oes raid iddo fod yn heterorywiol? A ydyw'n rhaid i ryw ddigwydd o fewn sefydliad priodas? Beth yw'r dadleuon o blaid ac yn erbyn ordeinio esgobion hoyw yn Eglwys Loegr? A ddylai’r eglwys roi ei bendith ar briodasau hoyw? Bydd y modiwl yn edrych wedyn ar y farn amlycaf yn yr Hen Destament a'r Newydd ynghylch rhyw, priodas ac ysgariad. Bydd wedyn yn olrhain cynnydd y pryder ynghylch cydraddoldeb gender a dylanwad y mudiad ffeministaidd. Yn olaf, ystyrir y ffordd y mae cwestiynau ynghylch moesoldeb rhywiol yn arwain at faterion mwy cyffredinol yn ymwneud â chysylltiadau cymdeithasol.
  • VPR-3209: Psychology of Religion (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-3217: Fundamentalism (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-3220: Political Philosophy (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-3300: Undergraduate Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    In this final level dissertation students will mainly be working alone to produce a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words. The content of the dissertation will be determined by the students in conjunction with their supervisor. As students may choose to undertake project which involves research in both philosophy and religion, they may consult other members of the teaching team in addition to their supervisor. Students will also be asked to produce a 20 minute assessed oral presentation on their dissertation.
    or
    VPC-3300: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Yn y traethawd hir lefel derfynol hwn bydd myfyrwyr yn gweithio'n bennaf ar eu pennau eu hunain i lunio traethawd hir o tua 10,000 o eiriau. Y myfyrwyr, mewn cydweithrediad â'u goruchwyliwr, fydd yn penderfynu ar gynnwys y traethawd hir. Oherwydd y gall myfyrwyr ddewis gwneud project sy'n cynnwys ymchwil mewn athroniaeth a chrefydd, gallant ymgynghori ag aelodau eraill y tîm addysgu yn ogystal â'u goruchwyliwr eu hunain. Gofynnir i fyfyrwyr hefyd ddarparu cyflwyniad llafar 20 munud ar eu traethawd hir a chaiff ei asesu.
  • VPR-3400: Buddhism in the Modern World (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-3401: God and Government (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-3402: The Holocaust: Philo & Rel Res (20) (Semester 1) or
    VPC-3402: Yr Holocost:Ymatebion Crefydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students may choose whether to take the dissertation in Philosophy/Religion or their other subject