Welsh

Learn more about the modules study abroad students can take at the School of Welsh.

Module codeCY1732
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

Wales has a rich literary tradition, not least in the twentieth century, which despite the decline of the Welsh language during that period, was to prove a high point in the long history of Welsh literature. The same period also saw the emergence of significant Welsh writing in English. This module provides a general overview of the development of Welsh literature in the modern period, concentrating especially on some of the key figures of the twentieth-century Welsh literature. The main focus will be on Welsh-language material in English translation, but there will also be some discussion of Welsh writing generated in English.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeCY1733
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This module provides a basic introduction to the Welsh language and its history and to culture and identity in Modern Wales. The module includes a strong comparative international dimension so that events and characteristics features of Welsh life are placed within main currents of international though and development. It also includes a basic introduction to the rudiments of the Welsh language.

Assessment

  • Class test: 50%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 50%
Module codeCY1734
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

Why is there a red dragon on the Welsh flag? Who was king Arthur? Where was the Celtic Otherworld? This module will give the student a general introduction to the culture and folklore of Wales, including its folktales, its customs and legendary heroes.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeCY1774
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits20

This module is primarily concerned with the acquisition of a basic command of Welsh to enable students to understand and communicate in both the oral and written media  covering a range of specific topics and functions.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 25%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 25%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 25%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeCY1775
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits20

This module builds on the vocabulary and structures introduced in Welsh 1 enabling you to communicate more fully and in a wider range of contexts in both the oral and written media. The standard attained is comparable to GCSE level.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 25%
  • Class test: 25%
  • Class test: 25%
  • Written assessment: 25%