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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages and Associated Joint Schools

For examination in 2004:

Further topics in French (French sole)

1. Paper XI, Introduction to French Film Studies: the prescribed films are:

Renoir, Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

Godard, A bout de souffle

Beineix, Diva

Tavernier, L627


2. Paper XII, Introduction to French Literary Theory. The prescribed authors are:

Valéry, `Questions de poésie' and `Poésie et pensée abstraite', in Théorie poétique et estétique, part of Variété: Oeuvres, vol. I (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade) (Gallimard, 1957)

Sartre, Qu'est-ce que la littérature? (Folio, 2001)

Barthes, Critique et vérité (Seuil, 1999)

Genette, `Critique et poétique', `Poétique et histoire', `La rhétorique restreinte', `Métonymie chez Proust', in Figures III (Seuil, 1972)


3. Paper XIII, Key Texts in French Thought. The prescribed texts are:

Descartes, Discours de la méthode (Garnier-Flammarion)

Rousseau, Discours sur l'inégalité (Folio)

Bergson, Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience (PUD)

Beauvoir, Le Deuxième Sexe (Folio), I, `Introduction', pp. 9--32; `Mythes', pp. 237--408; II, `La femme mariée', pp. 221--329; `La mère' pp. 330--91.


German:

Extracts for commentary in German Paper III will be taken from the following two texts: Die Dreigroschenoper and Im Westen nichts Neues.

Further topics in German (for German sole)

1. German Paper V, Introduction to Film Studies. A study of the cinema of the later Weimar Republic.The prescribed films are:

Siegfrieds Tod (dir. Fritz Lang, 1924)

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

Mädchen in Uniform (dir. Leontine Sagan, 1931)

Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt (dir. Slatan Dudow, 1932)


2. Paper VI, Introduction to German Medieval Studies. A close study of Hartmann von Aue, Gregorius (in the Reclam edition).


3. German VII, Key Texts in German Thought. The prescribed texts are:

Kant: Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht

Marx und Engels: Das kommunistische Manifest

Nietzsche: `Zur Naturgeschichte der Moral' in Jenseits von Gut und Böse

Freud: Warum Krieg?

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 24 October.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 747, delete ll. 11--18 and substitute: `(i) a written examination of two three-hour papers. One paper will be based on Research Skills. The other paper will be based on Nature and Society, and on Global Transitions. This paper will be divided into two parts: Nature and Society, and Global Transitions, as described in the schedule. Candidates are expected to answer at least ONE question from each part;

(ii) an assessed essay based upon an aspect of the Nature/Society relationship (to be submitted to the Course Director by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term);

(iii) two assessed essays based upon option courses;

(iv) either a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and the Course Director and approved by the Standing Committee;

(v) or two additional assessed essays drawn from option courses.'

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2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Pass School of Engineering, Economics and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 175, delete ll. 3--9 and substitute: `Candidates for the Pass School of Engineering, Economics and Management will be required to satisfy the examiners in six papers as specified for Part I in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management, comprising:

(i) Papers E1 and M1

(ii) EITHER

three papers from A1-A6 and one paper from B1-B5

OR four papers from A1-A6'.

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(b) Honour School of Engineering and Materials

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 180, delete ll. 25--35 and substitute:: `Candidates shall also undertake either an eight-week minimum period of attachment to an industrial firm before the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the Part II examination or four industrial visits, details of which will be specified in the Course Handbook.

Candidates undertaking the industrial attachment shall submit a report on the attachment, which must be delivered to the Chairman of Examiners in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the Friday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the Part II examination. The report shall not exceed 2,000 words.

Candidates undertaking the industrial visits shall submit a report on each visit, which must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the Friday of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in which the Part II examination takes place. The report on each visit shall not exceed 500 words.

Reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials may be resubmitted. No report will be accepted if it has already been submitted, wholly or substantially, for another honour school or degree of this University, or for a degree of any other institution. Reports must be accompanied by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Preliminary Examination (formerly Honour Moderations) in Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 56, l. 47, delete `Industrial Work and Working-Class Life in Britain 1870--1914' and substitute `Working-Class Life and Industrial Work c.1870--1914'.

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4 Boards of the Faculty of Modern History and Department of Economics

Honour Moderations in Modern History and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 57, l. 30, delete `Industrial Work and Working-Class Life in Britain 18701914' and substitute `Working-Class Life and Industrial Work c.1870--1914'.

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

Preliminary Examination (formerly Honour Moderations) in Modern History and English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 59, delete ll. 23--25.

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6 Board of the Faculty of Modern History and the Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 305, l. 39, delete `British Economic History 1700--1870' and substitute `British Economic and Social History 1700-1870'.

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(b) Pass School of Modern History and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 307, l. 19, after `Economic' insert `and Social'.

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