Modules for course X317 | BA/CYSP
BA Childhood and Youth Studies and Social Policy

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXU-1002: Doing Social Research (20)
    The course will cover the following topics: • What is Social Research? • Research design • The importance of ethics in social science research • Quantitative data collection, analysis and presentation (sampling, surveys, interviews, questionnaire research, content analysis and the use of secondary data in social research). • Qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation (ethnographies, qualitative interviews, observational research, focus groups, the uses of documents in social research. • An introduction to multi-method research. • Preparing for your dissertation
    or
    SCU-1001: Ymchwil Cymdeithasol (20)
    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu sgiliau ymchwil ar lefel gyffredinol a fydd yn sail i waith mwy ymarferol yn yr ail flwyddyn. Byddwch yn dysgu am seiliau cysyniadol a methodoleg ymchwil yn gyffredinol, a'r dewisiadau sydd ynghlwm wrth ddewis dull ymchwil arbennig. Bydd hyn yn eich paratoi ar gyfer sgiliau ar lefel mwy ymarferol ar draws y cwricwlwm ac yn enwedig parthad gwaith Treathawd Hir yn yr ail flwyddyn.
  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society (20)
    This module introduces students to Sociology. The module runs over two semesters giving students a comprehensive sociological foundation to some of the key sociological issues and debates. The module introduces following aspects of social sciences: Semester 1 The nature of social sciences and relations between key disciplines and methods (2 weeks). Interaction and communication (2 weeks) Life course and the family (2 weeks) Gender and socialisation (2 weeks) Culture and media (2 weeks) Semester 2 Social stratification, Education and work (2 weeks) Organisations and institutions (2 weeks) The environment, urbanisation (2 weeks) Political Sociology and social movements (2 weeks) Globalisation (2 weeks)
    or
    SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20)
    Ceir cyflwyniad i'r prif theorïau cymdeithasegol, gan ganolbwyntio ar bersbectifau ffwythiannaeth a theori gwrthdaro. Edrychir ar waith Emile Durkheim a Karl Marx a'u gwaith arloesol mewn ffurfio theorïau cymdeithasegol cynnar. Yna edrychir ar sefydliadau cymdeithasol yn y gymdeithas gyfoes, gan gymhwyso'r theorïau a'r persbectifau at ddadansoddi sefydliadau fel y teulu, addysg, gwaith a dosbarth cymdeithasol.
  • SXP-1006: Health & Welfare Issues (20)
    This module will provide an exploration of the ways and means by which welfare is delivered to service users and patients. It will examine personal, social, economic and political aspects of health and social care, and consider some of the moral and philosophical issues raised. The course also traces the development and use of concepts such as social need, health care need, welfare, social justice and equality, citizenship and social exclusion amongst others within the framework of the policy process. Students will consider a series of substantive issues, e.g. the care of older people, child protection, services for people with mental health problems, etc. Students will become familiar with a variety of theoretical perspectives used by the social sciences. They will examine the main institutions of health and welfare, and consider some of the main dilemmas of our age, e.g. how to balance individual and collective responsibilities; how to balance the needs of carers, and those receiving care; and how to address some of the ethical issues raised by modern medicine. To what extent should the state be involved in the provision of welfare - residually or universally? To what extent does the state amplify or produce social inequalities?
    or
    SCP-1006: Cyflwyniad Astudiaethau Iechyd (10)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn edrych ar y modd y darperir gwasanaethau ‘lles’ i gleientiaid. Bydd yn edrych ar agweddau personol, cymdeithasol, economaidd a gwleidyddol gofal iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol, ac yn ystyried rhai o’r materion moesol ac athronyddol a godir. Mae’r cwrs hefyd yn olrhain datblygiad a defnydd cysyniadau megis angen cymdeithasol, angen o ran gofal iechyd, lles cyfiawnder cymdeithasol a chydraddoldeb, dinasyddiaeth ac eithrio cymdeithasol ymysg eraill o fewn fframwaith proses y polisi. Bydd myfyrwyr yn ystyried cyfres o faterion perthnasol, e.e. gofal yr henoed, amddiffyn plant, thriniaeth i bobl â salwch meddwl, ayyb. Daw myfyrwyr yn gyfarwydd ag amrywiaeth o safbwyntiau theoretig a ddefnyddir gan y gwasanaethau cymdeithasol. Bydd yn edrych ar brif sefydliadau iechyd a lles, ac yn ystyried rhai o brif ddilemâu ein hoes, e.e. sut i greu cydbwysedd rhwng cyfrifoldebau unigol a chyfrifoldebau torfol, sut i greu cydbwysedd rhwng anghenion cynhalwyr a’r rhai sy’n cael gofal, a sut i ymdrin â rhai o’r materion moesegol a godir gan feddyginiaeth fodern. I ba raddau y dylai’r wlad fod yn gyfrifol am ddarpariaeth lles - yn breswyl neu’n gyffredinol? I ba raddau y mae’r wlad yn lluosogi neu’n creu anghyfartaleddau cymdeithasol?
  • XAE-1026: Skills for Learning & Work (20)
    The module will explore a range of learning theories, including the intelligence theories of Gardner, Salovey, Mayer and others; and how these relate to the students’ personal learning styles. It will: • develop the students’ skills in context of reading and note-taking strategies; • summarizing, referencing and the effective use of online library services; • develop theoretical and reflective writing skills including reviewing, critiquing and evaluating texts. • provide opportunities for students to develop confidence in oral communication through presentations in seminars with peers; • investigate the effect of motivation on learning and help students to develop a critical awareness of their own learning and motivation and evaluate their learning experiences, successes and challenges. The module will link into the students’ Personal Development Plan.
  • XAE-1033: Psychology of Growing Up (20)
    The module begins with a general exploration of the child’s development from birth to the early years. There is an emphasis on: • the importance of the individual’s environment, the chemical environment of the genes in the womb and a focus on the social environment during the early years; • theories regarding the physical and cognitive development of the individual, in particular the impact of the child’s environmental experiences on cognitive development; • social interactions on the psycho-social development of the individual; • the effect that a lack of understanding of the social world or lack of social experiences has on a child’s development; • observing young children’s interactions and investigating the influence of adults and peers on the psycho-social development of young children through case studies and through practical explorations and observations in a relevant settings. CRB Check compulsory to enable you to follow this module.
    or
    XAC-1033: Seicoleg Plant (20)
    Mae’r modiwl yn dechrau trwy ymchwilio’n gyffredinol i ddatblygiad y plentyn o’i eni hyd at y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ceir pwyslais ar: • Bwysigrwydd amgylchedd yr unigolyn, amgylchedd cemegol y genynnau yn y groth ac ar yr amgylchedd cymdeithasol yn ystod y blynyddoedd cynnar; • Damcaniaethau ynghylch datblygiad corfforol a gwybyddol yr unigolyn, yn enwedig effaith profiadau amgylcheddol y plentyn ar ei ddatblygiad gwybyddol; • Dylanwad rhyngweithiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol yr unigolyn; • Effaith diffyg dealltwriaeth o’r byd cymdeithasol neu ddiffyg profiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad plentyn; • Gwylio rhyngweithiadau plant ifanc ac ymchwilio i ddylanwad oedolion a chyfoedion ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol plant ifanc trwy astudiaethau achos a thrwy ymchwilio ac arsyllu'n ymarferol mewn lleoliadau perthnasol.
  • XAE-1035: Children and Society (20) or
    XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas (20)

Semester 2

  • SXU-1002: Doing Social Research
    The course will cover the following topics: • What is Social Research? • Research design • The importance of ethics in social science research • Quantitative data collection, analysis and presentation (sampling, surveys, interviews, questionnaire research, content analysis and the use of secondary data in social research). • Qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation (ethnographies, qualitative interviews, observational research, focus groups, the uses of documents in social research. • An introduction to multi-method research. • Preparing for your dissertation
    or
    SCU-1001: Ymchwil Cymdeithasol
    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu sgiliau ymchwil ar lefel gyffredinol a fydd yn sail i waith mwy ymarferol yn yr ail flwyddyn. Byddwch yn dysgu am seiliau cysyniadol a methodoleg ymchwil yn gyffredinol, a'r dewisiadau sydd ynghlwm wrth ddewis dull ymchwil arbennig. Bydd hyn yn eich paratoi ar gyfer sgiliau ar lefel mwy ymarferol ar draws y cwricwlwm ac yn enwedig parthad gwaith Treathawd Hir yn yr ail flwyddyn.
  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society
    This module introduces students to Sociology. The module runs over two semesters giving students a comprehensive sociological foundation to some of the key sociological issues and debates. The module introduces following aspects of social sciences: Semester 1 The nature of social sciences and relations between key disciplines and methods (2 weeks). Interaction and communication (2 weeks) Life course and the family (2 weeks) Gender and socialisation (2 weeks) Culture and media (2 weeks) Semester 2 Social stratification, Education and work (2 weeks) Organisations and institutions (2 weeks) The environment, urbanisation (2 weeks) Political Sociology and social movements (2 weeks) Globalisation (2 weeks)
  • SXP-1006: Health & Welfare Issues
    This module will provide an exploration of the ways and means by which welfare is delivered to service users and patients. It will examine personal, social, economic and political aspects of health and social care, and consider some of the moral and philosophical issues raised. The course also traces the development and use of concepts such as social need, health care need, welfare, social justice and equality, citizenship and social exclusion amongst others within the framework of the policy process. Students will consider a series of substantive issues, e.g. the care of older people, child protection, services for people with mental health problems, etc. Students will become familiar with a variety of theoretical perspectives used by the social sciences. They will examine the main institutions of health and welfare, and consider some of the main dilemmas of our age, e.g. how to balance individual and collective responsibilities; how to balance the needs of carers, and those receiving care; and how to address some of the ethical issues raised by modern medicine. To what extent should the state be involved in the provision of welfare - residually or universally? To what extent does the state amplify or produce social inequalities?
    or
    SCP-1002: Cyflwyniad i Bolisi Cym (10)
    Mae¿r modiwl hwn yn ystyried beth yw polisi cymdeithasol, ac yn trafod cysyniadau allweddol yn y maes.Cyflwynir ideolegau gwahanol ym maes polisi cymdeithasol, ac ystyrir sut mae polisiau cymdeithasol yn cael eu llunio, gweithredu a'u hariannu.Mae'r modiwl yn edrych ar ddatblygiad polisiau cymdeithasol o ddechrau y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg hyd at y presennol, a gwneir hynny o fewn cyd-destun gwleidyddol, economaidd, a chymdeithasol.Ystyrier pwy yw'r prif ddarparwyr lles,ac edrychir yn arbennig ar y dimensiwn Cymreig wrth ystyried anghenion,polisiau cymdeithasol a darpariaeth lles yng Nghymru.Rhoddir sylw bras i rôl yr Undeb Ewropeaidd mewn perthynas a pholisiau cymdeithasol.
  • XAE-1033: Psychology of Growing Up
    The module begins with a general exploration of the child’s development from birth to the early years. There is an emphasis on: • the importance of the individual’s environment, the chemical environment of the genes in the womb and a focus on the social environment during the early years; • theories regarding the physical and cognitive development of the individual, in particular the impact of the child’s environmental experiences on cognitive development; • social interactions on the psycho-social development of the individual; • the effect that a lack of understanding of the social world or lack of social experiences has on a child’s development; • observing young children’s interactions and investigating the influence of adults and peers on the psycho-social development of young children through case studies and through practical explorations and observations in a relevant settings. CRB Check compulsory to enable you to follow this module.
    or
    XAC-1033: Seicoleg Plant
    Mae’r modiwl yn dechrau trwy ymchwilio’n gyffredinol i ddatblygiad y plentyn o’i eni hyd at y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ceir pwyslais ar: • Bwysigrwydd amgylchedd yr unigolyn, amgylchedd cemegol y genynnau yn y groth ac ar yr amgylchedd cymdeithasol yn ystod y blynyddoedd cynnar; • Damcaniaethau ynghylch datblygiad corfforol a gwybyddol yr unigolyn, yn enwedig effaith profiadau amgylcheddol y plentyn ar ei ddatblygiad gwybyddol; • Dylanwad rhyngweithiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol yr unigolyn; • Effaith diffyg dealltwriaeth o’r byd cymdeithasol neu ddiffyg profiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad plentyn; • Gwylio rhyngweithiadau plant ifanc ac ymchwilio i ddylanwad oedolion a chyfoedion ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol plant ifanc trwy astudiaethau achos a thrwy ymchwilio ac arsyllu'n ymarferol mewn lleoliadau perthnasol.
  • XAE-1035: Children and Society or
    XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas