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Oxford University Gazette, 28 July 2005: Examinations and Boards

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 12 August.

1 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 314, delete ll. 17–20 and substitute:

'(a) The Conversion of Augustine. Compulsory passages for translation and comment will be set from Augustine, Confessions V–IX; Symmachus, Relationes III; Ambrose, Epist. 17–18; Jerome, Epist. 22, 38, 45, 107, 127.'

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 316, ll. 48–50, delete '(Corinth, Caesarea... and Silchester)' and substitute: '(Ostia, Pompeii, Corinth, Caesarea Maritima, Palmyra, Lepcis Magna and Silchester)'.

2 Ibid., p. 1123, ll. 46–7, delete '(Corinth, Caesarea... and Silchester)' and substitute: '(Ostia, Pompeii, Corinth, Caesarea Maritima, Palmyra, Lepcis Magna and Silchester)'.

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(b) Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 180, ll. 16–17, delete '(Corinth, Caesarea... and Silchester)' and substitute: '(Ostia, Pompeii, Corinth, Caesarea Maritima, Palmyra, Lepcis Magna and Silchester)'.

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

(a) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 147, l. 19, after 'language.' insert:

'Candidates for whom it is appropriate shall pass at the end of their first year of study the examination in Greek or Latin prescribed for first-year candidates in Course II of Honour Moderations in Classics and English, before proceeding to offer papers in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in accordance with the following regulations in their second year of study.'

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(b) Honour Moderations in Classics and English

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 104, l. 33, delete 'Literae Humaniores' and substitute 'Classics'.

2 Ibid., l. 33, after 'Term' insert:

'This examination is also available for appropriate candidates intending to offer papers in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in their second year of study.'

3 Ibid, l. 35, delete 'candidates' and substitute 'candidate'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies (Turkish)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 469, delete ll. 4–6 and substitute: 'Selected Ottoman historical texts written in the period prior to 1750. † '

2 Ibid., delete ll. 13–14.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 16–17 and substitute: 'Selected Turkish historical, political and cultural writings first published in the period since 1850. † '

4 Ibid., p. 479, delete ll. 27–31 and substitute: 'selected Turkish historical, political and cultural writings first published in the period since 1850.*'

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

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages (Turkish)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 261, l. 32, after 'Either Mode A' insert '(in which some of the pre-1928 texts are presented in Ottoman script)'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 33–4.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 36–7 and substitute: 'Selected Turkish historical, political and cultural writings first published in the period since 1850.*'

4 Ibid., p. 263, delete ll. 9–11 and substitute: 'Selected Ottoman historical texts written in the period prior to 1750.*'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 21–2.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 24–5 and substitute: 'Selected Turkish historical, political and cultural writings first published in the period since 1850.*'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.St. in Study of Religion

With effect from October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 731, l. 21, after 'in place of a further paper.' insert:

'Candidates will not normally be allowed to substitute a long essay or three short essays for the paper on The Nature of Religion. Any candidate who believes that he or she has special grounds for seeking a dispensation must present a case to the Graduate Studies Committee, with the supervisor's approval, before the fifth week of Hilary Term.'

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