- UXS-3033: Practical Digital Journalism (20) (Semester 1)
The course will begin with an introduction to on-line journalism, the influence of new digital technology on journalism and its implications for traditional forms of media. We will also discuss the ethical and legal issues involved in producing on-line content. You will be taught a range of skills including how gather news on-line, write and produce visual and audio content for digital news platforms and how to ensure that content reaches a wide audience. You will be expected to put these skills into practice and create your own digital news platform, create content from that platform and distribute that content to the widest possible audience.
UXC-3033: Newyddiaduraeth Ddigidol Ymarf (20) (Semester 1)
Bydd y cwrs yn dechrau gyda chyflwyniad i newyddiaduraeth ar-lein, dylanwad technoleg ddigidol newydd ar newyddiaduraeth a'i goblygiadau i'r cyfryngau traddodiadol. Byddwn hefyd yn trafod y materion moesegol a chyfreithiol sydd ynghlwm wrth gynhyrchu cynnwys ar-lein. Byddwch yn dysgu amrywiaeth o sgiliau yn cynnwys sut i gasglu newyddion ar-lein, ysgrifennu a chynhyrchu deunydd gweledol a sain i lwyfannau newyddion digidol a sut i sicrhau bod y cynnwys yn cyrraedd cynulleidfa eang. Bydd disgwyl i chi roi'r sgiliau hyn ar waith a chreu eich llwyfan newyddion digidol eich hun, creu cynnwys i'r llwyfan hwnnw a rhannu'r cynnwys hwnnw gyda'r gynulleidfa fwyaf eang posib.
- UXS-3090: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
This module is a period of supervised research culminating in the submission of a 10,000-word dissertation worth 40 credits. In week six students will make a 10 minute oral presentation on the progress of their research to date. Students wishing to produce a piece of practice-based audio-visual research (e.g. a fiction or non-fiction television, film or radio piece) must normally register for UXS 3091 (Final Year Group Project), although there is opportunity to employ creative methodologies so for practice-based students to utilise their learning and skills in a research context.
UXC-3090: Ast'th Unigol neu Draethawd (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
Mae'r modiwl hwn yn datblygu ar yr hyn a astudiwyd yn y modiwl UXS 2092 yn yr ail flwyddyn. Cyfnod o ymchwil dan oruchwyliaeth fydd yn arwain at gyflwyno traethawd hir 10,000 o eiriau gwerth 40 credyd yw'r modiwl hwn. Yn wythnos 6, bydd gofyn i fyfyrwyr roi cyflwyniad llafar 10 munud ar hynt eu hymchwil hyd yma. Fel rheol, dylai myfyrwyr sydd eisiau gwneud ymchwil clyweledol yn seiliedig ar ymarfer (e.e. darn teledu, ffilm neu radio ffuglen neu ffeithiol) gofrestru ar UXS 3091 (project grŵp blwyddyn olaf) yn lle’r modiwl hwn, er bod cyfle i ddefnyddio methodolegau creadigol er mwyn i fyfyrwyr ar gyrsiau sy'n seiliedig ar ymarfer allu defnyddio eu dysgu a'u sgiliau mewn cyd-destun ymchwil. Ni ellir cymryd y modiwl hwn gyda UXS 3090. Mae'n rhaid ichi fod wedi astudio UXS 2099 NEU UXS 2092 er mwyn dilyn y modiwl hwn.
- UXS-3092: Dissertation - Action Research (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
- UXS-3100: Digital Journalism (20) (Semester 2)
The module will map the digital terrain exploring the hopes and fears surrounding Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 technologies; and technological and cultural convergence of old and new media. New ways of doing journalism will examine the phenomenon of citizen journalism, the financing of online journalism when audiences no longer want to pay, and new methods of sourcing information (such as Wikileaks and Twitter). The impact of digital journalism on political manipulation and social resistance will be explored, through examining cultural practices such as sousveillance ('watching from below'). Throughout, issues of trust, authenticity and immediacy - all issues that are intensified in the digital environment - will be explored.
- UXS-3006: Political Cinema & Television (20) (Semester 2)
- UXS-3019: America on Film (20) (Semester 1)
This course examines how American History has been represented on film from the 1960s to the present as well as how film can be used to understand and study American History. It is taught by weekly 2 hour seminars, and the module will cover topics and themes in the history of America, including Vietnam, Watergate, Reaganism, Clintonism and the Bush Era. Screenings will be shown as appropriate and may include The Green Berets, All the President's Men, Rambo, Terminator, Independence Day, Hostel and Munich.
- UXS-3048: Transmedia Storytelling (20) (Semester 2)
- UXS-3049: Advanced Screenwriting (20) (Semester 1)
Lectures will deliver various discourses on the history and development of adaptations, and interrogate the relationship of various media to film. Lectures will also examine a range of concepts related to adaptation, including authorship, visual storytelling, narratology and intertextuality. These concepts will then be applied to film adaptations screened in the same week.
Seminar time will be spent discussing theories of adaptation, and also provide an opportunity for students to carry out creative adaptation tasks in groups, such as conceiving short film ideas, and developing adaptations from non-literary sources, such as music and photography, and other visual arts.
Students will need to demonstrate an understanding of key theories related to the comparative textual analysis of an adaptation to its source material in assessed essays. However, the module is heavily focused on the creative act and process of adaptation, and offers the chance for students to radically imagine pre-existing texts in other media in their assessed coursework.
Proposed films to be screened include: Adaptation (Jonze, 2002), Throne of Blood (Kurosawa, 1957), American Psycho (Harron, 2000), The Innocents (Clayton, 1961), The Others (Amenábar, 2001), The Watchmen (Snyder, 2009), Don't Look Now (Roeg, 1973), The Shining (Kubrick, 1980), Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979), Stalker (Tarkovsky, 1979), Zatoichi (Kitano, 2003), Where the Wild Things Are (Jonze, 2009), La Jetée (Marker, 1962), 12 Monkeys (Gilliam, 1995), Naked Lunch (Cronenberg, 1991), A Cock & Bull Story (Winterbottom, 2005), Elephant (Clarke, 1989), Elephant (Van Sant, 2003), The Five Obstructions (Leth/Von Trier, 2003).
- UXS-3052: Advanced Radio Practice (20) (Semester 2)
The lectures will initially focus on the history of radio as a specific medium, with a particular focus on Wales and the UK, as well as a broader international perspective. Different radio production methods will then be examined, and subsequently different programme genres, with specific examples being studied. The theoretical aspects of the module culminate in a broad conceptual review of the nature of the medium and how this is changing in the digital age. The practical workshops will run concurrently, with the students revising and developing generic production skills at the beginning of the course, before planning, researching and producing their own individual productions. These will be informed by the study of production methods, genres and programmes introduced in the lectures.
UXC-3052: Ymarfer Radio Pellach (20) (Semester 2)
Bydd y darlithoedd yn canolbwyntio yn gyntaf ar hanes radio fel cyfrwng penodol, gyda sylw arbennig i Gymru a’r Deyrnas Unedig, yn ogystal â phersbectif rhyngwladol ehangach. Nesaf, fe archwilir amryw o ddulliau cynhyrchu radio, ac yna gwahanol fathau o raglenni radio, gan ddadansoddi enghreifftiau penodol. Bydd agweddau damcaniaethol y modiwl yn cael eu crynhoi yn derfynol gydag arolwg cysyniadol eang o natur y cyfrwng a sut mae hyn yn newid yn yr oes ddigidol. Bydd y gweithdai ymarferol yn cyd-redeg â’r darlithoedd, gyda’r myfyrwyr yn datblygu eu sgiliau cynhyrchu cyffredinol cyn iddynt gynllunio, ymchwilio a chreu cynyrchiadau unigol. Bydd yr astudiaeth o ddulliau cynhyrchu, mathau o raglenni a rhaglenni penodol yn y darlithoedd o gymorth i’r myfyrwyr gyda’r gwaith ymarferol.
- UXS-3053: Film Industry Development (20) (Semester 2)
- UXS-3063: Digital Advertising (20) (Semester 2)
- UXS-3068: Wandering (20) (Semester 2)
- UXS-3074: Short film production (20) (Semester 2)
The taught element of this course will provide students with advanced instruction in four elements of short film production
Sound editing and dubbing
Supervisory sessions will be tailored to each group's individual needs, and will be mapped out at the beginning of the module, in consultation with each group's individual supervisor. Supervisors will provide students with consistent feedback on their work, and will co-operate with them to identify areas where there is a need for development, providing guidance on how each group, and each individual student, can improve their work through both guided tutoring and student-led learning.
UXC-3074: Cynhyrchu'r ffilm fer (20) (Semester 2)
Bydd rhan hyfforddedig y cwrs yn rhoi uwch gyfarwyddiadau i fyfyrwyr am bedair elfen o gynhyrchu ffilm fer
Golygu sain a dybio
Bydd y sesiynau dan oruchwyliaeth yn cael eu teilwra at anghenion unigol pob grŵp a byddant wedi eu rhestru ar ddechrau'r modiwl, mewn ymgynghoriad â goruchwyliwr unigol pob grŵp. Bydd goruchwylwyr yn rhoi adborth cyson i fyfyrwyr am eu gwaith, ac yn cydweithio gyda hwy i ddynodi meysydd sydd angen eu datblygu, yn rhoi canllawiau am sut y gall pob grŵp, a phob myfyriwr unigol, wella eu gwaith trwy gael arweiniad tiwtor a dysgu dan arweiniad myfyrwyr.
- UXS-3122: Theatre and Performance: Self (20) (Semester 2) neu
UXB-3122: Theatr a Pherfformio: Yr Hunan (20) (Semester 2)
Theories of Self, identity and autobiography in performance
Examples of current and past arts practice in relation to identity and the self
Rehearsal processes and directing
Critical analysis of theatre and performance
- UXS-3123: Professional Practice (20) (Semester 1) neu
UXB-3123: Ymarfer Proffesiynol (20) (Semester 1)
Structure of Arts funding
Policy and strategy of arts organisations and funding bodies
Application processes for arts funding
Marketing in the arts
Arts project development
- UXS-3126: Animation & motion graphics (20) (Semester 1)
Keyframe animation, drawn animation, rotoscoping, stop-motion animation, infographic design, principles of design, elements of design, storyboarding and animation design, reflective practice, history of animation, major animation styles, current independent animations.
- UXS-3150: 21st C. Writing & Publishing (20) (Semester 2)
Students will create their own digital or prose narratives, and explore publishing avenues. They will examine digital narratives in critical contexts, as well as the practice of creating a complete work for Digital Media (visual story, hypertext, website, interactive fiction, etc.) or e-publishing. They will develop and make use of advanced hypermedia techniques such as using Flash, Inform7, Calibre, XML, html, etc. They may create stories in multiple modes of communication (text, visual, ludic, audio, etc.). Thep will also explore topics on the economic possibilities for writers in the digital age. The focus is on digital writing and the new publishing pathways.
- QXL-3304: Language Contact & Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
1. the dynamics of language contact,
2. bilingual acquisition
3. speakers’ minds as a locus of contact,
4. transfer effects in bilinguals,
5. language and social subordination,
6. language maintenance in minority language settings,
7. contact-induced language change.
- QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
This module provides an overview of TEFL theory by examining a wide range of contexts in which language teaching and learning takes place.
Topics will include the following:
1. The use of English within a global context.
2. Language awareness in the classroom.
3. English teaching methodologies.
4. Analysis of teaching English to speakers of other languages based on research articles and DVD material: affective factors and classroom interaction.
5. Implementing and evaluating curriculum change.
- QXL-3317: First Language Acquisition (20) (Semester 1)
This module provides an introduction to the study of language development.
There are two goals for this course. The first goal is to introduce students to key findings and central debates in the study of language development. The second goal is to provide students with the tools to critically examine the existing literature. The lectures will provide students with the “big picture”, i.e. central topics are summarized, important studies discussed and open questions outlined. In the tutorials, students discuss key studies in detail and reflect on methodologies, results and implications. The following topics will be covered:
1. Early language development
2. Phonological development
3. First language acquisition: Syntactic development
4. Multilingual Acquisition
5. Theories of language development: Constructivist and mentalist approaches
6. Bilingual development
7. Language disorders
8. Developmental neurolinguistics
- QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20) (Semester 2)
The topics covered in this module would be the following:
1. Background to SLA Research
2. Individual differences in L2 users and L2 learners
3. L1 transfer: Code-switching and Second Language Learning
4. Theories of L2 acquisition
5. The role of age in L2 acquisition
6. The goals of language teaching and assessment
7. The L2 user and the native speaker
8. Embedding SLA research into Language teaching
- QXL-3329: Teaching EFL (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
This module provides an introduction to the teaching of EFL through practice and theory and by examining a range of contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place.
Topics will include the following:
1. The nature of EFL teaching contexts.
2. Methodologies employed in the EFL classroom.
3. The role of the teacher of EFL.
4. Strategies used teaching vocabulary, grammar, writing, speaking, reading & listening.
5. Factors affecting lesson planning and materials choice/design.
6. Reflective practice – evaluating teaching and lesson aims.
- QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
Topics vary depending on individual students choices, and the emphasis is on individual study. However, they relate to a wide array of issues in linguistics and/or English Language studies.
However, classes will include:
• How to formulate a research question
• Producing a research proposal
• Research methodologies
QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
Topics vary depending on individual students’ choices. However, they relate to a wide array of issues in linguistics and/or English Language studies.
- QXL-3343: Language and Communication (20) (Semester 2)
1. Theories and models of communication
2. Principles of communication and miscommunication
3. Methods of discourse analysis
4. Modes of communication
5. Contexts and areas of communication
6. Public contexts (e.g., media, journalism, political, or scientific discourse)
7. Communication in the internet
8. Classroom discourse
9. Casual contexts
10. Situated and task-based interaction
- QXL-3347: Language Change (20) (Semester 1)
1) The History of Grammaticalization.
2) Lexicalization: Lexical Constructionalism.
3) Mechanisms of Change (Reanalysis and Analogy).
4) Pragmatic factors.
5) The Hypothesis of Unidirectionality.
6) Clause-Internal Morphological Changes.
7) Grammaticalization across clauses.
8) Grammaticalization in Situations of Extreme Language Contact.
9) Some Basic issues in Grammaticalization and Construction Grammar.
10) Idioms and Formulaicity.
- QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 2)
This module provides a basic overview of how the mind and the brain process language. There are two goals for this course. The first goal is to introduce students to key findings and central debates in psycholinguistic research. The second goal is to provide students with the tools to critically examine the existing literature. The lectures will provide students with the “big picture”, i.e. central topics are summarized, important studies discussed and open questions outlined. In the tutorials, students discuss key studies in detail and reflect on methodologies, results and implications.
The following topics will be covered:
1: Introduction to Language Science and what is psycholinguistics?
2: Speech production and comprehension
3: Word processing
4: Sentence processing
5: Discourse processing
6: Reference and non-literal language
7: Language Acquisition
11: Right Hemisphere Language Functions
- QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 2)
• Cymru a’r Gymraeg yn y cyd-destun dwyieithog
• Diffinio dwyieithrwydd
• Dwyieithrwydd unigol vs. dwyieithrwydd cymdeithasol
• Caffael iaith mewn cyd-destun dwyieithog
• Addysg ddwyieithog yng Nghymru a thu hwnt
• Polisïau iaith yn y cyd-destun dwyieithog Cymreig
• Cyfnewid côd o safbwynt cymdeithasol a gramadegol
• Agweddau seicoieithyddol o ddwyieithrwydd
• Agweddau pobl ar ddwyieithrwydd ac ieithoedd lleiafrifol
• Newid iaith, marwolaeth iaith a dyfodol y Gymraeg
- QXL-3375: Historical Linguistics (20) (Semester 1)
This module explores the field of historical linguistics and philology from both a theoretical and a practical viewpoint. Students will learn about theories of language change and will learn to critically evaluate studies of historical language change. They will also acquire practical skills in identifying the origins of words and grammar in languages that they know. Lectures will introduce students to the big picture and will provide them with concrete and theoretical examples of the topics being discussed, while seminars will be an opportunity to go deeper into the topics in a student-led pedagogical manner. While the lecturer will provide examples of language change (etc.) from his own experiences, students will be highly encouraged to explore languages of their own choice that they find interesting so as to find their own examples of the kinds of changes being learnt about.
The following topics will be covered in the lectures and seminars:
• Introduction to historical linguistics and philology, and a history of the field
• Etymology and exploring Proto-Indo European
• Sound change
• Semantic change
• Syntactic and morphological change
• Reconstructive analysis and the comparative method
• Issues in Germanic Philology
• Issues in Celtic Philology
• Historical Linguistics versus contemporary Linguistics (issues in data collation/collection and analysis)
- QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
This module introduces students to the theoretical and practical issues of using corpora in linguistic studies and helps them to develop the background, knowledge and skills needed in order to develop and utilize a corpus based approach in their own research projects. The goals of this module are two-fold. First the students will be introduced and become familiar with the technical aspects of course based approaches and research. Then, attention will be directed to looking at how corpora and corpuses based approaches are used in a range of linguistic and language oriented studies. The lectures will provide students with the “big picture”, i.e. different research domains will be explored, central topics are summarized, important studies discussed and open questions outlined. In the tutorials, students discuss key studies in detail and reflect on methodologies, results and implications. The following topics will be covered:
1. Introducing corpus linguistics, corpus design, types of corpora and corpus annotation
2. Corpus analysis: concordance, wordlist, keyword analysis
3. Integrating stats and making statistic claims
4. Corpora in grammatical studies
5. Corpora in diachronic studies
6. Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics (A. Deignan)
7. Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (J. Charteris-Black)
8. Corpora in critical discourse analysis (C. Hart)
9. Corpora language variation research
10. Corpora in sociolinguistic studies
11. Corpora in language education - focus on TEFL.