Examinations and Boards

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Oriental Studies (Chinese): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Honour School

Natural Science— Supplementary Subjects: DR A.F. ORCHARD, Sub- department of Inorganic Chemistry

Bachelor of Medicine

Part II: DR G.G. MACPHERSON, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

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Honour Schools

Modern History: DR S.A. SKINNER, Balliol

Music: DR S.E. CLARK, Merton

Natural Science—Material Science Part II: DR A.K. PETFORD- LONG, Department of Materials

Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies, Modern Chinese Studies: DR F.N. PIEKE, Institute for Chinese Studies

Master of Science

Applied and Computational Mathematics: DR I.J. SOBEY, Computing Laboratory

Criminology and Criminal Justice: DR A.J. ASHWORTH, All Souls


Legal Studies: DR A.S. KENNEDY, Lady Margaret Hall

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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 19 March 2004.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

1 Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 118, l. 46, delete `The Palaeolithic Period' and substitute `Archaeology of Modern Human Origins'.

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2 Honour School of Human Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 225, delete ll. 30--4.

2 Ibid., p. 226, delete ll. 29--35 and substitute:

`Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the major features of past and present population trends, the socio-economic, environmental and biomedical factors affecting fertility, mortality and migration; the social, economic and political consequences of population growth, decline and ageing; and major controversies in demographic theory. Specific topics will include traditional and transitional population systems in historical and contemporary societies; demographic transitions and their interpretation; demographic processes in post-transitional societies (modern Europe and other industrial areas) including very low fertility, longer life, international migration and new patterns of marriage and family; the changing position of women in the workforce; ethnic dimensions of demographic change; and policy interventions.

The paper will also test knowledge of demographic analysis and techniques including data sources, the quantitative analysis of fertility and mortality, the life table, the stable population and other population models, population dynamics and projections, and limits to fertility and the lifespan. The paper will contain essay questions and questions involving computation. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, two of the former and one of the latter.'

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