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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1--3, which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. To allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Owing to examination requirements in Hilary Term, lecture rooms in eighth week may be restricted, and in Trinity Term are not fully available in first, second, and third weeks.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short equipment familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Special subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related joint honour schools

Corrigenda

In the list of Special Subjects for examination in Trinity Term 2002 (Gazette, 25 May 2000, pp. 1243–4), and in Trinity Term 2003 (Gazette, 24 May 2001, pp. 1066–8), the details given for some subjects in Spanish and German were incorrect. The entries should read:

For 2002:

2105 (S) The discovery and conquest of Mexico and the Antilles. Candidates will be expected to have read: Cristóbal Colón, Textos y documentos completos (ed. Consuelo Varela), Nuevas cartas (ed. Juan Gil, Madrid: Alianza Universidad, 1984); Hernán Cortés, Cartas de relación de la conquista de Méjico (ed. A. Delgado Gómez, Castalia, Madrid), Letters two and three, pp. 159--453; Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Historia de la Conquista de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1960), vol. i, pp. 174--501 and vol. ii, pp. 1--60; Bartolomé de las Casas, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (Madrid: Cátedra, 1991); Toribio de Motolinia, Historia de los Indios de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1969), pp. 77--109; Bernardino de Sahagún, Historia general de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1956), Libros 3, 7, and 8.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2106 (S) Spanish devotional and mystical writing 1577--88. Candidates will be expected to have read: Santa Teresa de Jesús, Moradas del castillo interior; Fray Luis de Granada, Introducción del símbolo de la fe (ed. José María Balcells, Madrid, Cátedra, 1989), pp. 125--231; Fray Luis de León, Rey de Dios, Esposo, and Jesús, from De los nombres de Cristo; San Juan de la Cruz, Llama de amor viva (candidates will also be expected to have read the poem), Malón de Chaide, La conversión de la Magdalena (3 vols., ed. Félix García, Clásicos Castellanos, Madrid, 1958), III, 83--178, 190--219.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2108 (S) Modern Catalan literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2111 (S) Modern Galician literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2112 (S) Modern Catalan. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Catalan as spoken and written at the present day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2113 (S) Modern Galician. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Galician as spoken and written at the present day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2100 (S, L) Bilingualism: Spanish and English. Candidates will study Spanish and English in contrast; Spanish and English in a bilingual context.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2110 (S, P) [4] Spanish and Portuguese prose romances of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of the field and to have made a special study of at least one romance from each of the following groups: (a) sentimental, (b) chivalric, and (c) pastoral.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2114 (S, P) [4] Latin American fiction from 1940. Candidates may limit themselves to either Spanish American or Brazilian fiction. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the broad evolution of this fiction over the period since 1940. They wil also be expected to undertake a specialised study of at least three of the following authors: Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Fernando del Paso, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Method of assessment: B (3)


For 2003:

2036 (G) Old Norse. Candidates will be expected to have made a special study of F. Ranke and D. Hofmann, Altnordisches Elementarbuch (Sammlung Göschen No. 1115), pp. 80--135. Candidates will also be expected to have read the Völsungasaga and related material from the Poetic Edda. Written work must show knowledge of the texts in the original languages.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2037 (G) Old High German, with either Gothic or Old Saxon or Old English. Prescribed texts: Gothic, Gospel according to St Mark, chapters 1--9; Old Saxon, Heliand, ll. 4025--5038; Old English, Beowulf, ll. 1--1049.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2041 (G) Walther von Vogelweide and the origins of the German love lyric.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2042 (G) Gottfried's Tristan and medieval German court society.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2071 (G) Mechthild von Magdeburg and women's writing in German 1150–1300.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2044 (G) German poetry and drama of the seventeenth century.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2045 (G) Eighteenth-century German aesthetics from Baumgarten to Schiller.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2072 (G) Weimar Classicism 1794–1805.
Method of assessment: A

2047 (G) The Bildungsroman.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2048 (G) German political writings in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2050 (G) The poetry of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan George, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Candidates will be examined on the poetry of two of these authors and will be expected to have read the works listed in any two of the sections below.

(a) Hofmannsthal: Gedichte und Lyrische Dramen, ed. Steiner (Fischer Verlag, 1952), pp. 7--136, 467--529.

(b) George: Hymnen, Pilgerfahrten, Algabal; Das Jahr der Seele; Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod mit einem Vorspiel; the sections `Zeitgedichte', `Gestalten', `Gezeiten', and `Maximin' from Der siebente Ring; Das neue Reich omitting the section `Sprüche'.

(c) Rilke: Das Stunden-Buch; Neue Gedichte (both parts); Requiem für eine Freundin; Requiem für Wolf Graf von Kalckreuth; Die Sonette an Orpheus; Duineser Elegien.
Method of assessment: A

2073 (G) Shorter modernist prose fiction 1901–27.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2079 (G) Expressionism and Dada in literature and the visual arts.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2056 (G) German poetry from 1945. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field, and a detailed knowledge of works written in or after 1945 by three of the following authors: Bachmann, Benn, Biermann, Bobrowski, Volker Braun, Brecht, Celan (the collections of poetry from Mohn und Gedächtnis to Atemwende inclusive), Enzensberger, Grass, Huchel, Sarah Kirsch, Kunert, Sachs.
Note: The paper will include a compulsory section containing general questions and commentary passages taken from the authors being offered; candidates will thus be required to attempt either a general essay or a commentary. Brecht's poetry from 1945 to 1956 may be offered as one of the three authors selected for detailed knowledge in this paper by candidates offering Brecht as a prescribed author in paper X.
Method of assessment: A

2070 (G) The German novel from 1945. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field, and to have read German-language novels relating to the topics listed below: Narrative Voice; `Vergangenheitsbewältigung'; Politics and Society; Identity and Gender.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2080 (G) Literature in the GDR.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2081 (G) Advanced German translation.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2082 (G) Language and national identity in German-speaking Europe.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2049 (G) Nietzsche and his impact.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2078 (G) Nineteenth-century German drama.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2196 (G) Contemporary German literature.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2103 (S) Spanish drama before Lope de Vega. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the works of: Juan del Encina, Lucas Fernández, Lope de Rueda, Juan de la Cueva, Bartolomé de Torres Naharro, Diego Sánchez de Badajoz, Juan de Timoneda, Miguel Venegas, Miguel de Cervantes, and the Spanish works of Gil Vicente. Candidates will be expected to have read the Portuguese and bilingual texts of Gil Vicente, but passages for comment, which will not be compulsory, will not be set from these.
Method of assessment: A

2104 (S) The Spanish Erasmians. Candidates will be expected to have read: Erasmus, El Enquiridión (ed. Dámaso Alonso, Madrid, 1932); Coloquios de Erasmo (Nueva Biblioteca de Autores Españoles, vol. xxi, pp. 149--202, 227--49); Alfonso de Valdés, Diálogo de las cosas ocurridas en Roma (ed. José F. Montesinos, Clásicos castellanos); Juan de Valdés, Diálogo de doctrina christiana y el psalterio (ed. Domingo Ricart, Mexico, 1964, pp. 1--130); Juan Luis Vives, Concordia y discordia en el linaje humano [De concordia et discordia in humano genere], Bk. IV (Obras completas, trans. L. Riber, Aguilar, Madrid, 1947--8, ii, 195--253); Cristóbal de Villalón (attr.), Viaje de Turquía (Part I); F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano (ed. R.W. Truman, Exeter Hispanic Texts, 1979). There will be a compulsory commentary question but passages for commentary will not be set from F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano.
Method of assessment: A

2105 (S) The discovery and conquest of Mexico and the Antilles. Candidates will be expected to have read: Cristóbal Colón, Textos y documentos completos (ed. Consuelo Varela), Nuevas cartas (ed. Juan Gil, Madrid: Alianza Universidad, 1984); Hernán Cortés, Cartas de relación de la conquista de Méjico (ed. A. Delgado Gómez, Castalia, Madrid), Letters two and three, pp. 159--453; Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Historia de la Conquista de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1960), vol. i, pp. 174--501 and vol. ii, pp. 1--60; Bartolomé de las Casas, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (Madrid: Cátedra, 1991); Toribio de Motolinia, Historia de los Indios de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1969), pp. 77--109; Bernardino de Sahagún, Historia general de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1956), Libros 3, 7, and 8.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2106 (S) Spanish devotional and mystical writing 1577--88. Candidates will be expected to have read: Santa Teresa de Jesús, Moradas del castillo interior; Fray Luis de Granada, Introducción del símbolo de la fe (ed. José María Balcells, Madrid, Cátedra, 1989), pp. 125--231; Fray Luis de León, Rey de Dios, Esposo, and Jesús, from De los nombres de Cristo; San Juan de la Cruz, Llama de amor viva (candidates will also be expected to have read the poem), Malón de Chaide, La conversión de la Magdalena (3 vols., ed. Félix García, Clásicos Castellanos, Madrid, 1958), III, 83--178, 190-- 219.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2108 (S) Modern Catalan literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2111 (S) Modern Galician literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2112 (S, L) Modern Catalan. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Catalan as spoken and written at the present day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2113 (S, L) Modern Galician. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Galician as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2100 (S, L) Bilingualism: Spanish and English. Candidates will study Spanish and English in contrast; Spanish and English in a bilingual context.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2109 (S, P) [4] The work of Alfonso the Wise as author and patron of literature and learning. There will be a compulsory commentary question. Passages for commentary will be set from Primera crónica general (ed. R. Menéndez Pidal, Madrid, 1955), caps. 814--967; Las siete partidas (ed. Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, 1807), I (Prólogo and i-–both versions), ii; II (i, iii--v, ix--xi, xv, xviii, xxi--xxii, xxiv, xxxi); III (xix--xx); Cantigas (ed. Jesús Montoya, Letras hispánicas, 293, Madrid, Cátedra).
Method of assessment: A

2110 (S, P) [4] Spanish and Portuguese prose romances of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of the field and to have made a special study of at least one romance from each of the following groups, from which passages for literary commentary will be set: (a) sentimental, (b) chivalric, and (c) pastoral.

(a) Diego de San Pedro, Cárcel de amor (ed. Whinnom); Juan de Flores, Grimalte y Gradissa (ed. Waley); Bernardim Ribeiro, Menina e moça;

(b) Spanish Grail Fragments (ed. Pietsch); Amadís de Gaula, Part I (ed. Place); Palmeirim de Inglaterra (ed. Rodrigues Lapa); Tirant lo Blanch, Book I;

(c) Jorge de Montemayor, Los siete libros de la Diana (ed. López Estrada); Gil Polo, Diana enamorada (ed. Ferreres); Samuel Usque, Consolaçao às tribulaçaes de Israel vol. i.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2114 (S, P) [4] Latin American fiction from 1940. Candidates may limit themselves to either Spanish American or Brazilian fiction. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the broad evolution of this fiction over the period since 1940. They will also be expected to undertake a specialised study of at least three of the following authors: Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Fernando del Paso, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

Key to abbreviation letters

Language identifiers

L Linguistics

F French

G German

I Italian

S Spanish

P Portuguese

R Russian

Gr Greek

Method of assessment

A Three-hour unseen written paper. (* The examination for the Subject `Phonetics and Phonology' will additionally involve a half-hour practical phonetic transcription exercise.)

B An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

C An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, on a title or titles from a list circulated by the examiners on the Friday of the fifth week of Hilary Term next before the examination, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

Notes on mutual exclusions and other restrictions

[4] Candidates offering this paper under the provisions of Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27–8, as a paper bearing the language indentifier for Spanish or Portuguese should answer with especial reference to the respective language.

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS TEACHING COMMITTEE

Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 2003: papers for section o

The Teaching Committee of the Department of Mathematics has approved, on behalf of the Board, the following papers for examination in Section o of the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 2003 (see Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 273).

o3 Functional Programming and Data Structures and Algorithms

o4 Formal Program Design

o6 History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (as specified for subject 101 in `Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy')

o7 Knowledge and Reality 9 (as specified for subject 102 in `Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy')

o8 Philosophy of Mathematics (as specified for subject 122 in `Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy')

o10 Mathematics and Finance

o11 Mathematical Modelling and Applications

o12 Mathematics Education

o13 Actuarial Finance

Note: no papers for o1, o5, or o9 are available for examination in 2003.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board will come into effect on 30 November.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry)

From 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 379, as amended in Gazette No. 4595, 20 September 2001, delete l. 9 and substitute: `Paper II Energetics and Metabolic Processes'.

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