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Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2005: Examinations and Boards


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APPOINTMENT AND REAPPOINTMENT

Social Sciences Division

Appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Department of Politics and International Relations

KARMA NABULSI, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (Cours General de Psychologie, Sorbonne), Fellow-elect of St Edmund Hall. In International Relations. From 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2009.

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

School of Anthropology

DR LAURA MARIE RIVAL (BA British Columbia, M.PHIL., PH.D. LSE), Fellow of Linacre College. In Anthropology and Development. From 1 August 2005 to the retiring age.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 18 February.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Boards

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for Part II examination in 2006 only)

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 231, delete ll. 38–40 and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to take three papers from the list of optional E and M papers published annually and from Group C (from which the equivalent of only one paper may be offered).'

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

(a) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 153, delete l. 47 and substitute:

`The paper will comprise two parts, each containing four passages, two from Ancient Greek, two from Latin; one passage from each of the groups of texts will be set in each part. Candidates will be asked to translate and comment on any two of the passages in part I and to translate any two of the passages in part II.'

2 Ibid., delete l. 49 and substitute:

`The paper will comprise two sections, each containing a range of essay questions. Candidates will be asked to answer two questions from section A and one question from section B. Questions in section A will be set from the groups of set texts in such a way (1) that candidates may not write on two texts from the same group, and (2) that there will be two questions set from each group of texts. Section B will contain questions of a more general nature.'

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 154, l. 3, after `propose to offer.' insert `They may not offer both (a) and (c).'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 5--14 and substitute:

`(a) Homer, Iliad I, VI, IX, XVI, XVIII, XXII–XXIV1;[1] (b) Sophocles, Antigone 1–11141; Aristophanes, Frogs 1–268, 830–15331; Herodotus I. 1–95; (c) Virgil, Aeneid I, II, IV, VI1; (d) Cicero, Pro Caelio; Catullus 2, 3, 5–8, 11, 15–17, 43, 48, 51, 58, 69–70, 72, 75–6, 83, 85–7; Propertius I. 1, 3, 6, 12, 16, 19; Ovid, Metamorphoses VIII.

The following editions of Greek and Latin texts will be used in the examination; if more than one edition or impression has appeared, the latest will be used. Where no publisher's name is given, the book is published by the Clarendon Press or the Oxford University Press. An asterisk (*) indicates texts in the Oxford Classical Texts series.

[1] For the purposes of the essay paper (VII), candidates who offer these texts will be expected to have knowledge of the whole work and not merely the prescribed portions.'

3 Ibid., delete l. 15.

4 Ibid., l. 18, delete `Cicero: *Clark', and substitute `Cicero, Pro Caelio: Austin.'

5 Ibid., delete l. 19.

6 Ibid, after l. 20, insert `Homer: *Monro and Allen.'

7 Ibid., delete l. 22–3 and substitute `Propertius: Goold (Loeb).'

8 Ibid., delete l. 25–6 and substitute `: `Virgil: *Mynors.'

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(b) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 197, after l. 26 insert:

`Note: (c) Candidates who pass the First Public Examination in 2006 and are dispensed from the requirement to spend a year abroad must offer in Finals in 2008 the Classics syllabus that otherwise comes into effect from 1 October 2008.'

2 Ibid., p. 202, l. 2, after `Literae Humaniores' insert:

`, save that the competent authority for dealing with proposals shall be the standing joint committee for Classics and Modern Languages and proposals should be submitted to the chairman of that committee'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 197, line 14, delete `III.5' and substitute `III.2'.

2 Ibid., delete from p.197, l. 15, to p.198, l.50, and substitute:

`6, 7. Two of the following subjects (i) to (xxv). Candidates not offering (xxiv), (xxv), Second Classical Language must include at least one of subjects (i)–(xvi).

Note: (a) Subject (xxiv), (xxv), Second Classical Language counts as two subjects. It may not be offered by candidates who have satisfied the Moderators in Course IA or IB of Honour Moderations in Classics or of the Preliminary Examination in Classics, or who offered both Greek and Latin in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages. Candidates offering it must also offer at least one of subjects (i)–(xxi) under 8 or 9 below.

Note: (b) Each of subjects (ii) Historiography, (iii) Lyric Poetry and (iv) Comedy (of which candidates may offer only one) will be examined by a one-and-a-half-hour paper of translation and comment, and an extended essay of 5,000–6,000 words, as specified in the Regulations for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores. In each case, version (i) (as specified for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores) is the only version available to candidates who have satisfied the Moderators in Course IA, IB or IC of Honour Moderations in Classics or of the Preliminary Examination in Classics, or who offered both Ancient Greek and Latin in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages.

Note: (c) It cannot be guaranteed that university lectures or classes or college teaching will be available on all subjects in every academic year. Candidates are advised to consult their tutors about the availability of teaching when selecting their subjects.

Note: (d) Candidates who pass the First Public Examination in 2006 and are dispensed from the requirement to spend a year abroad must offer in Finals in 2008 the Classics syllabus that otherwise comes into effect from 1 October 2008.

(i) Either (a) Greek Literature of the 5th Century BC or (b) Latin Literature of the 1st Century BC (whichever is not offered under 5 above).

(ii)–(iv) Either (ii) Historiography [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.3] (see introductory note 6,7 (b) above) or (iii) Lyric Poetry [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.4] (see introductory note 6,7 (b) above) or (iv) Comedy [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.7] (see introductory note 6, 7 (b) above).

(v) Early Greek Hexameter Poetry [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.5].

(vi) Greek Tragedy [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.6] (not to be offered in combination with subject 8 (iii), Ancient and French Classical Tragedy or 8 (iv), The Creative Reception of Greek Tragedy in German).

(vii) Hellenistic Poetry [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.8].

(viii) Cicero [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.9].

(ix) Ovid [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.10].

(x) Latin Didactic [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.11].

(xi) Neronian Literature [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.12].

(xii) Euripides, Orestes: papyri, manuscripts, text [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.13].

(xiii) [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.14]

Either (a) Seneca, Agamemnon: manuscripts, text, interpretation*

or (b) Ovid, Heroides 3, 5, 9, 16: manuscripts, text, interpretation.*

*University classes will be given for only one of these options each year.

(xiv) Either (a) The Conversion of Augustine [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.15(a)]

or (b) Medieval Latin [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.15(b)]

or (c) Byzantine Literature [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.15(c)] (This subject is not available to candidates offering Medieval and Modern Greek as their modern language.)

or (d) The Latin Works of Petrarch, with special study of Africa (ed. N. Festa, Florence, 1926), Books I, II, V, VII, IX. Candidates will also be expected to have read Vita Scipionis (in La vita di Scipione l'Africano, ed. G. Martellotti, Milano–Napoli, 1954), and to show acquaintance with Petrarch's major Latin works (e.g. Rerum memorandarum libri (ed. G. Billanovich, Florence, 1945), De secreto conflictu curarum mearum, De vita solitaria, Epistolae familiares (in F. Petrarca, Prose, ed. G. Martellotti, P.G. Ricci, E. Carrara, E. Bianchi, Milano–Napoli, 1955)).

(xv) Greek Historical Linguistics [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject V.1]. (This subject may be combined with one but not more than one of (xvi), (xvii) and (xviii).)

(xvi) Latin Historical Linguistics [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject V.2]. (This subject may be combined with one but not more than one of (xv), (xvii) and (xviii).)

(xvii) Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology [Honour Moderations in Classics Course IA, paper VI F(1)]. (This subject may not be offered by candidates who offered it in Honour Moderations in Classics or in the Preliminary Examination in Classics. It may be combined with one but not more than one of (xv), (xvi) and (xviii).)

(xviii) General Linguistics and Comparative Philology [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject V.3]. (This subject may be combined with one but not more than one of (xv), (xvi) and (xvii). Candidates offering section (a), General Linguistics, may not also offer the Modern Languages Special Subject General Linguistics.)'.

3 Ibid., p. 199, l. 29, delete `(xvii)', and substitute `(xix)'.

4 Ibid., p. 200, l. 3, delete `(xvii)', and substitute `(xix)'.

5 Ibid., l. 12, delete `(xviii)', and substitute `(xx)'.

6 Ibid., l. 20, delete `(xix)', and substitute `(xxi)'.

7 Ibid., delete ll. 24–40, and substitute: `(xxii) Modern Greek Poetry [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.15(d)]. (This subject is available only to candidates offering Greek Literature of the 5th Century BC under 5 above who are neither offering Medieval and Modern Greek as their modern language nor offering (xiv)(c) Byzantine Literature or (xxiv), (xxv), Second Classical Language.)

(xxiii) Thesis. Any candidate may offer a thesis in Classics, or in a subject linking Classics and Modern Languages, in accordance with the Regulation on Theses in the regulations for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, save that references there to the Honour School of Literae Humaniores shall be deemed to be references to the Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages, the competent authority for dealing with proposals shall be the standing joint committee for Classics and Modern Languages, and proposals should be submitted to the chairman of that committee.

(xxiv), (xxv) (see introductory note 6, 7 (a)) Second Classical Language [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject VI.1 and VI.2]. (Candidates who offer Second Classical Language must offer either both subjects in Greek or both subjects in Latin, and may not offer either subject in the same language as they offered in Course IIA or IIB of Honour Moderations or the Preliminary Examination in Classics or in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages.)'

8 Ibid., ll. 46–7, delete `Aeschylus or Euripides (subject 6, 7 (iii)); Seneca and Lucan (subject 6, 7 (vi)(d))', and substitute `Greek Tragedy (subject 6, 7 (v))'.

9 Ibid., p. 201, l. 37, delete `(i)–(xx)', and substitute `(i)–(xxii)'.

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(c) Pass School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p.202, l. 16, delete `III.5', and substitute `III.2'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, delete `(ii)–(xxi)', and substitute `(ii)–(xxiii)'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Final Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, delete from p. 260, ll. 51 to p. 261, l. 7, and substitute:

`7. Arabic unprepared translation into English and comprehension

8. Composition in Arabic

9. Spoken Arabic

10. Arabic literature

11. Islamic religion

These five papers are identical with papers 1–4 and 6 for Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Final Honour School of Oriental Studies. The set texts will be those specified in the Arabic Handbook, available from the Oriental Institute.'

2 Ibid., p. 262, delete ll. 22–30 and substitute: `6. Arabic unprepared translation into English and comprehension

7. Composition in Arabic

8. Spoken Arabic

9. Arabic literature

10. Islamic Religion

11. One of the following:

i. Islamic History, AD 570–1500

ii. Classical Arabic literary texts

iii. Modern Arabic literature

iv. Arabic popular literature AD 1900 to the present day

v. History of the Middle East in the late Ottoman age, 1750–1882

vi. A modern Islamic thinker (e.g. Sayyid Qutb, Mohamed Talbi, Rashid Rida)

vii. Egyptian cinema

viii. A Short-Term Further Subject, as approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and publicised in the Arabic Handbook.

Papers 6–10 are identical with papers 1–4 and 6 for Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Final Honour School of Oriental Studies. The options under paper 11 are identical with papers 5, 7.iii and 7.xv–xix of the same degree. The set texts will be those specified in the Arabic Handbook, available from the Oriental Institute.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School in Theology

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 551, delete from l. 40 to l. 48 and substitute:

`Psychology of religion is concerned with human experience and behaviour associated with religion in general. Psychological explanations of religion are based on empirical research of human behaviour (cognitive, emotional, and social) through life span and across different cultures.

The paper will cover theories about aspects of behaviour or experiences relevant to religion and the empirical evidence on these theories; psychological research of different aspects of religion such as conversion, prayer, mysticism; cognitive and affective (i.e. psychoanalytic) accounts of religion; origin and development of religious concepts; normal and abnormal religious experience and behaviour; religious and secular moral behaviour; applications of psychology to religious education and health.'

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(b) Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

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

As for the Honour School of Theology (see (a) above).

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