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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2003

Honour Moderations

Archaeology and Anthropology: P.J. MITCHELL, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge), Fellow of St Hugh's

Biological Sciences: M.R. SPEIGHT, MA (B.SC. Wales, D.PHIL. York), Fellow of St Anne's

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Moderations

English Language and Literature: M. REYNOLDS, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Anne's

Law Moderations: N.C. BAMFORTH, BCL, MA, Fellow of Queen's

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Preliminary Examinations

Archaeology and Anthropology: P.J. MITCHELL, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge), Fellow of St Hugh's

Biological Sciences: M.R. SPEIGHT, MA (B.SC. Wales, D.PHIL. York), Fellow of St Anne's

Chemistry: P.A. MADDEN, MA (B.SC., D.PHIL. Sussex), Fellow of Queen's

Earth Sciences: B.E. PARSONS, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Cross

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 31 January.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 94, delete ll. 13–17 and substitute:

`IIB. Comprehension exercise. A modern passage in the language will be set to test comprehension. All answers in this paper will be in English.'

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 91, delete l. 18 and substitute:

`(d) Further topics (for candidates taking French sole or German sole only);

(e) Russian Course B (for candidates who entered Oxford without A-level or equivalent knowledge of Russian).'

2 Ibid., delete from l. 19 in p. 91 to l. 2 on p. 92, and substitute:

`3. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the examination if he or she shall have satisfied the Moderators either (i) in both subjects (a) and (b) in each of two languages, at least one of the languages being modern;

or (ii) in both subjects (a) and (b) in one modern language (other than Czech (with Slovak)

or Celtic) and in subject (c);

or (iii) in both subjects (a) and (b) in either French or German and in subject (d) in the same language; or (iv) in subject (e).

Provided that

(1) candidates must offer all the papers at one examination, provided that a candidate may at a subsequent examination offer any paper or papers in which he or she has previously failed to satisfy the Moderators; and

(2) a candidate shall not be required to resit a paper or papers in which he or she has satisfied the Moderators.'

3 Ibid., p. 92, delete ll. 15–18 and substitute:

`Or: BI, BIIA, BIIB, BIII, and an oral test (for candidates admitted to Russian Course B). These papers may not be offered with papers V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X.'

4 Ibid., delete from l. 19 on p. 92 to l. 12 on p. 93.

5 Ibid., p. 99, after l. 33, insert:

`d. Further Topics.

XI.

French: Introduction to French Film Studies:

Four films as prescribed from time to time by the sub-faculty of French. Films chosen will be publicised in the University Gazette in Week Nought of Michaelmas Term immediately preceding the examination.

German: Introduction to German Film Studies:

The paper will consist of one commentary and two essays from a choice of questions. The commentary will be on a set of stills from one of the films.

Siegfrieds Tod (Dir. Fritz Lang, 1924)

Menschen am Sonntag (Dir. Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1929)

Maedchen in Uniform (Dir. Leontine Sagan, 1931)

Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehort die Welt (Dir. Slatan Dudow, 1932)

XII.

French: Introduction to French Literary Theory:

Four texts as prescribed from time to time by the sub-faculty of French.

Texts chosen will be publicised in the University Gazette in Week Nought of Michaelmas Term immediately preceding the examination.

German: Introduction to German Medieval Studies:

The paper will consist of one commentary and two essays from a choice of questions.

Close study of a single text: Hartmann von Aue, Gregorius (Reclam edition Middle High German text with a facing page translation in modern German).

XIII.

French: Key Texts in French Thought:

Four texts as prescribed from time to time by the sub-faculty of French. Texts chosen will be publicised in the University Gazette in Week Nought of Michaelmas Term immediately preceding the examination.

German: Key Texts in German Thought:

Kant, Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltburgerlicher Absicht

Marx und Engels, Das kommunistische Manifest

Nietzsche, `Zur Naturgeschichte der Moral' in Jenseits vom Gut und BÜse Freud, Warum Krieg?

Candidates will be permitted to use translations alongside, but not instead of, the original texts.'

6 Ibid., l. 35, delete `d' and substitute `e'.

7 Ibid., p. 95, delete l. 33 and substitute:

`Graciliano Ramos, São Bernardo'.

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(b) Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 339, after l. 6 add:

`(7) Duras, with a special study of Un barrage contre le Pacifique, Le Revaissement de Lol V. Stein, L'Amant, and Hiroshima, mon amour (film script).'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and English Language and Literature

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 1 (b) above).

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3 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Classics

Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 1 (b) above).

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Modern History

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 1 (b) above).

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 1 (b) above).

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Philosophy

Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005 for Course I candidates and 2006 for Course II candidates)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 1 (b) above).

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7 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 343, delete from `The subject of' on l. 48 to `extensively repeated' on l. 51, and substitute:

`The subject of an essay may, but need not, overlap any subject or period on which the candidate offers a paper, but candidates should avoid repetition of material presented in the extended essay in other parts of the examination.'

2 Ibid., p. 344, after l. 2 insert:

`(iii) Candidates are prohibited from making the same text or texts the principal subject of their Special Subject or Extended Essay and of an answer or essay in papers VI–XI but they are not prohibited from making an author the focus of their Special Subject or Extended Essay on whom they also intend to write in another part of the examination, as long as they make use of different texts and have due regard to the need to avoid repetition of the same material.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing (iii) to (vi) as (iv) to (vii).

4 Ibid., l. 41, after `comment on a first draft.' insert:

`All quotations, whether direct or indirect, from primary or secondary sources must be explicitly acknowledged. The use of unacknowledged quotations will be penalised.'

5 Ibid., p. 345, delete l. 9 and substitute:

`There must be a select bibliography, listing all primary and secondary sources consulted when writing the essay, and full details must be given of all citations (either in the text, or in footnotes).'

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and English Language and Literature

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 7 above).

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9 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Classics

Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 7 above).

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10 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Modern History

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 7 above).

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11 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 7 above).

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12 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Philosophy

Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 7 above).

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13 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 82, ll. 7–8, delete:

`(Paper III may not be offered in German)'.

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14 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004(for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 559, after l. 19 insert:

`5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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(b) M.St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 640, after l. 48 insert:

`5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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(c) M.St. in Oriental Studies

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 643, after l. 6 insert:

`9. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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15 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 923, ll. 8–9, delete `(the version used will be the New Revised Standard version)'.

2 Ibid., ll. 7, 15, 22, and 29, after `the English text' insert `[dagger sign]'.

3 Ibid., l. 13, after `the Greek text' insert `*'.

4 Ibid., ll. 21 and 28, after `the Hebrew text' insert `[double dagger sign]'.

5 Ibid., after l. 49 insert:

`[dagger sign] The English text used will be the New Revised Standard version.

[double dagger sign] The Hebrew text used will be the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Stuttgart, 1977).'

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(b) Certificate in Theology and Certificate for Theology Graduates

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 961, ll. 31 and 35, delete `Certificate in Theology' and substitute `above mentioned certificates'.

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