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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SCHOOLS

Part II Examination 1998

Regulations for the 1998 Part II Examination in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management have been deleted in error from the Examination Decrees and Regulations, 1997.

The Part II Examination in 1998 is governed by the regulations printed in the Examination Decrees and Regulations, 1996. The regulations for written papers can be found on page 191, lines 5–21, in the 1996 edition.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 20 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 693, ll. 12–13 delete `Where essays are set, they will not be compulsory'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Music

(a) M.Phil. in Music

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 630, l. 10, delete `the principles of performing' and substitute `performance'.

2 Ibid., l. 38, delete `, and for the repertory and programmes in the case of a recital,'.

3 Ibid., l. 42, delete `Candidates offering a recital will be informed'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 43–4 and substitute `Candidates offering a recital should submit their programmes to the same address at the latest by Friday of the first week of Hilary Term in the year in which the examination is to take place. They will be informed of the examiners choice of programme by the Friday of eighth week in the same term'.

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(b) M.St. in Music (Musicology)

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 707, l. 17, delete `in research methods'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, after `a certificate to that effect.' add `Candidates must also satisfy the Board that they have, or will acquire, sufficient reading knowledge of the languages relevant to the course.'

3 Ibid., delete existing cl. 2 and substitute:

`2. Syllabus

(a) Every candidate must attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, shall determine, and must undertake such course work as may be required.

(b) Every candidate must take a three-hour written paper in Aesthetics, Criticism and Historiography of Music.

(c) Every candidate must submit an essay of not more than 10,000 words, together with a substantial, annotated bibliography. In the case of those wishing to continue their research for the degree of M.Litt. or D.Phil., the essay can be either a section of the candidate's proposed thesis, or an essay on a related topic.

(d) Every candidate must submit a portfolio of course-work consisting of at least four essays arising from the courses mentioned in 2(a), to be submitted not later than Friday of the eighth week of Trinity Term. Two typewritten copies of the essay required under 2(c) above must be submitted not later than the second Monday in July. All material must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St. in Music (Musicology), c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

The topic for the essay required under 2(c) above must be submitted for approval by the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by Monday of the third week of Hilary Term.'

4 Ibid., l. 49, delete `2(d) and 2(e)' and substitute `2(c)'.

5 Ibid., p. 708, delete ll. 1–5.

6 Ibid., l. 7, delete `in the examination'.

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(c) Probationer Research Student in Music

With effect from 1 October 1998

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 882, after l. 15 add `(b) Course of study'.

2 Ibid., l. 16, delete `(ii)'.

3 Ibid., l. 24, delete `(b) Course of study'.

4 Ibid., l. 24, delete `are required ... student's supervisor' and substitute `must attend courses as recommended by their supervisor and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies'.

5 Ibid., ll. 32–4, delete `Such students ... by the board'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

(a) M.Phil. in Economics

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 586, l. 4 after `viva voce.' insert:

`In exceptional circumstances, the Economics Graduate Studies Committee may give permission for a candidate to defer one of these papers. This paper will then be taken during the final examination.'

2 Ibid., l. 16 after `the final examination' insert:

`and may permit deferral of one paper. Candidates who retake the first year examinations must normally pass all three papers in order to proceed to the final examination.'

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(b) M.Phil. in European Politics and Society

(i) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 608, l. 18, delete `Community' and substitute `Union'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first exmination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 609, l. 3, delete `The Critique of Modernity in European Social Thought' and substitute `European Social Thought 1870–1920'.

(c) M.Phil. in International Relations

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 621, delete ll. 1–12 and substitute:

`(a) The International History of West Europe since 1945. The cold war in Europe; West European international politics, the Atlantic Alliance and European unity; Germany, France, and Britain in European international history; European detente; causes and consequences of the end of the cold war in Europe.'

(d) M.Phil. in Politics

(i) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 642, delete ll. 34–6.

2 Ibid., ll. 37 and 46, reletter options () and (i) as (g) and () respectively.

3 Ibid., p. 643, l. 50 after `the following countries:' insert `UK;'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, pp. 642–3, delete from p. 642, l. 48–p. 643, l. 19 and substitute:

`(i) The History and Politics of West Africa.

The political history, political sociology, political institutions, and political economy of West Africa since 1939: nationalism and transfers of power; forms of government, civilian and military; parties and elections; conditions for democracy; class, ethnicity, religion, and gender; business, labour, and peasantries; agricultural policies and economic reforms; West African regional politics and institutions and the influence of external agencies. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of Nigeria and of at least one Francophone country.

(j) The History and Politics of East/Central Africa.

The political history, political sociology, political institutions, and political economy of East Africa since 1939: nationalism and transfers of power; forms of government, civilian and military; parties and elections; conditions for democracy; class, ethnicity, religion, and gender; business, labour, and peasantries; agricultural policies and economic reforms; East African regional politics and institutions and the influence of external agencies. East/ Central Africa is taken to include Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Congo (Kinshasa), Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.

(k) The History and Politics of South Africa.

The political history, political sociology, political institutions, and political economy of South Africa since 1902: the formation of the South African state; liberalism; Afrikaner and African nationalisms; segregation, apartheid, and capitalism; the transformation of the agrarian economy; parties and elections; class, race, ethnicity, and gender; business and labour; the politics of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Namibia; Southern African regional politics and institutions and the influence of external agencies.'

2 Ibid., p. 643, ll. 20, 27, 29, 39, 41, and 49 and p. 644, ll. 4, 13, and 20 reletter options (k)–(s) as (l)–(t) respectively.

3 Ibid., p. 642, l. 5 after `either three' insert `(including not more than two of options (i)–(k))'.

4 Ibid., ll. 6 and 7 delete `(q)' and substitute `(t)'.

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(e) M.Sc. in Politics Research

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p.781, l. 24, `Faculty Administrator, the Social Studies Faculty Centre' and substitute `Secretary to the Politics Graduate Studies Committee, Graduate Studies Office, University Offices'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Diploma in Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 948, l. 6, delete `the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1964; and'.

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5 Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics, and Management and Related Schools

Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 183, l. 26, after `published' insert `in the Gazette'.

2 Ibid., l. 27 delete `Sub-faculty of Engineering Science' and substitute `Standing Committe for EEM and Related Schools'.

3 Ibid., ll. 29–30, delete sentence beginning `The Sub- faculty' and substitute `The chairman also will specify the examination requirements for each C paper.'

4 Ibid., p. 184, ll. 35–9 delete from `Candidates' to specified on p. 183'.

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6 Committee for the School of Management Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 978, l. 6, after `comprising' insert `four core courses and a business project. The four core courses are:'

2 Ibid., delete l. 7.

3 Ibid., after l. 18 insert:

`Each candidate must submit a business project to be undertaken as part of a group assignment on a subject to be approved by their supervisor. Candidates must submit, no later than Friday of the Sixth Week of the Michaelmas Term in the year after their Part I examination, a report of no more than 6,000 words to their supervisor.'

4 Ibid., delete ll. 19–32 and substitute:

`4. The examination will be in three parts:

(a) Part I

The examination shall be held after the first two core courses. It shall consist of one written paper covering elements of the first two core courses.

(b) Part II

No candidate shall enter the Part II examination unless he or she has already passed Part I. The Part II examination shall consist of one written paper covering elements of the third and fourth core courses.'

5 Ibid., l. 33, delete `(d)' and substitute `(c)'.

6 Ibid., after l. 37, insert:

`5. The examiners shall also consider, as part of the ex- amination, a report on the candidate's business project submitted by his or her supervisor.' and renumber following clauses 5–8 as 6–9.

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7 Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House

M.Phil. in Development Studies

(i) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, pp. 572–3, delete from p. 572, l. 42–p. 573, l. 8 and substitute:

`(ii) The History and Politics of West Africa

The political history, political sociology, political institutions and political economy of West Africa since 1939: nationalism and transfers of power; forms of government, civilian and military; parties and elections; conditions for democracy; class, ethnicity, religion, and gender; business, labour, and peasantries; agricultural policies and economic reforms; West African regional politics and institutions and the influence of extenal agencies. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of Nigeria and of at least one Francophone country.

(iii) The History and Politics of East/Central Africa

The political history, political sociology, political institutions, and political economy of East Africa since 1939: nationalism and transfers of power; forms of government, civilian and military; parties and elections; conditions for democracy; class, ethnicity, religion, and gender; business, labour, and peasantries; agricultural policies and economic reforms; East African regional politics and institutions and the influence of external agencies. East/Central Africa is taken to include Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Congo (Kinshasa), Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.

(iv) The History and Politics of South Africa

The political history, political sociology, political institutions and political economy of South Africa since 1902; the formation of the South African state; liberalism; Afrikaner and African nationalisms; segregation, apartheid, and capitalism; the transformation of the agrarian economy; parties and elections; class, race, ethnicity, and gender; business and labour; the politics of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Namibia; Southern African regional politics and institutions and the influence of external agencies'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 573, after l. 35 insert:

`(j) Environment and Development in Twentieth-Century Southern and Central Africa: an historical approach

The links between environment and development in twentieth-century southern and central Africa. Social, economic and environmental consequences of settler colonialism, imperial rule, the commercialisation of agriculture and the growth of industry. Historical con- servation strategies. Relationships with contemporary environmental problems.

Major topics include: hunting and game conservation; disease, ecology, and the state; the impact of settler and peasant agiculture; political conflicts over state regulations of natural resources and their role in rural and nationalist movements; drought, famine, and poverty; deforestation and fuel resources; property regimes and the environment; urbanisation, industry, and their environmental impact.'

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(iii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 573, after l. 36 insert:

`6.5 Candidates may, after special permission from the Queen Elizabeth House Graduate Studies Committee, offer subjects from outside this list. Candidates may include papers offered in other relevant masters degrees in the University, subject to permission from the relevant graduate studies committee. Applications to do this must normally be made by the first Friday of Trinity Term in the student's first year.'

2 Ibid., ll. 37 and 41, renumber sections `6.5' and `6.6' as `6.6' and `6.7' respectively.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

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Anthropology and Geography

O. HODUN, Keble: `Generation of phosphorus bioavailability in runoff from a calcareous agricultural catchment'.
School of Geography, Thursday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.A. Viles, K.W.T. Goulding.

L. HOECKLIN, Linacre: `Motherhood in the Fatherland: towards understanding a "Mother Centre" in southern Germany'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Friday, 13 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.J. Parkin, U. Linke.

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W. KELLY, Oriel: `Empty orchestras: an anthropological analysis of karaoke in Japan'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Thursday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.J. Banks, D.P. Martinez.

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Biological Sciences

M.B.A. OREA, Queen's: `Sequence analysis and functional characterisation of three novel genes located in the human major histocompatibility complex'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 23 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.F. Irvine, H. Waldmann.

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Clinical Medicine

A. MCLEAN, Merton: `Patterns of graft infiltration and cytokine gene expression during the first ten days of kidney transplantation'.
Postgraduate Medical Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Thursday, 12 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: G. Hale, A. Bradley.

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Literae Humaniores

S.J. HOEKSTRA, Magdalen: `The savage, the citizen, and the fool: the compulsion for civil society in the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes'.
All Souls, Wednesday, 8 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G.A. Cohen, Q.R.D. Skinner.

A. TSINGARIDA, Wolfson: `Anatomy and poses of the human figure in Attic art from the last quarter of the sixth to the first quarter of the fifth centures bc'.
Ashmolean Museum, Monday, 16 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.R.R. Smith, B.A. Sparkes.

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Mathematical Sciences

K. ANGUIGE, Wadham: `Isotropic cosmological singularities'.
Mathematical Institute, Monday, 9 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R. Penrose, A. Rendall.

S. WILCOX, Queen's: `Topics in the model theory of P-adic analytic function'.
Mathematical Institute, Friday, 20 March, 3 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Wilkie, H.D. Macpherson.

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Physical Sciences

J.C. HARRIS, Linacre: `Optical spectroscopy of correlated two-dimensional electrons'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Monday, 16 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.R. Leadley, N. Johnson.

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psychologicaL SCIENCES G.W. SCHAFTER, Wolfson: `Word learning in infancy'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Friday, 13 March, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: P.E. Bryant, R. Campbell.

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Social Studies

K. ADAM, St Peter's: `The politics of redress: affirmative action in South Africa's private sector'.
St Peter's, Thursday, 12 March, 9.15 a.m.
Examiners: J. Spence, G.P. Williams.

S. LORGEN, Nuffield: `On the relationship between in- formation and environmental regulation'.
Worcester, Wednesday, 8 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Ulph, S.G.B. Cowan.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Biological Sciences

B. NEISH, St Cross: `Development of a genetic strategy for characterisation of Pseudomonas fluorescens genes induced in the rhilosphere'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Tuesday, 17 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Vivian, M.R. Knight.

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Physical Sciences

A. QUADT, Christ Church: `A parallel processing track trigger for the ZEUS high energy electron-proton scattering detector'.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Monday, 9 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.F. Harris, F. Wickens.

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