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Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2005: Examinations and Boards

CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2005

Honour School

Physics (Part B) (three- and four-year courses): DR E.J. WILLIAMSON, Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics


Master of Philosophy

M.Phil Oriental Studies (viii): Islamic Art and Archaeology: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Institute

Russian and East European Studies: DR A. PRAVDA, St Antony's College

Qualifying Examination in English Studies (Medieval Period): PROFESSOR P. GILES, English Faculty Office

Qualifying Examination in Russian and East European Studies: DR A. PRAVDA, St Antony's College


Master of Science

Medical Anthropology: PROFESSOR R.H. BARNES, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Nature, Society and Environmental Policy: PROFESSOR E.A. SWYNGEDOUW, School of Geography and the Environment


Master of Studies

English: PROFESSOR P. GILES, English Faculty Office

Islamic Art and Archaeology: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Institute

Islamic Art and Archaeology (Resarch Methods and Techniques): DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Institute

Japanese Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Institute


Probationer Research Student Qualifying Examination

Chinese Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Institute

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APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

Humanities Division

Appointments

ACADEMIC FELLOW

DR C.V. CROWTHER, BA (MA Cincinnati, PHD London), Corpus Christi. Academic Fellow. From 1 May 2005 to 30 April 2010.


UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

DR SUZANNE ASPDEN, D.PHIL. (BA, B.MUS, M.MUS. Victoria University of Wellington). Fellow of Jesus. University Lecturer in Music. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010.

DR MICHAEL HILTON WHITWORTH, BA, D.PHIL. (PGCE in Teaching Higher Education, Bangor), Fellow of Merton. University Lecturer in Twentieth-century Literature. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010.


UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

DR J. HIDDLESTON (BA Cambridge, MA, PH.D. London), Fellow of Exeter. University Lecturer (CUF) in French. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010.

DR D.M. HOPKIN (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Hertford. University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010.

DR A. HATTIANGADI (BA York University, Canada, MA Toronto, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Hilda's. University Lecturer (CUF) in Philosophy. From 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2010.


Medical Sciences Division

Appointment

CLINICAL LECTURER

Surgery

BALJIT SINGH, BM, B.CH., D.PHIL. In General Surgery. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2011.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Human Anatomy and Genetics

CLIVE WILSON, MA (BA Cambridge, PH.D. Warwick), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Biomedical Science. From 1 October 2005 until the retirement age.

Experimental Psychology

BRIAN PARKINSON, MA (BA, PH.D. Manchester), Student of Christ Church. In Experimental Psychology. From 1 October 2005 until the retirement age.


Social Sciences Division

Re-election to Chairmanship

PROFESSOR E. MCKENDRICK. To the Chairmanship of the Law Board for a period of two years from 1 October 2005.

Release of Titular CUF

DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS (BA Athens, LL.M., PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Mansfield. University Lecturer (CUF) in Law. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2008.

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M.SC. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Options for the examination in 2006

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computer Science (Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 767), notice is hereby given that the list of options for the examination in 2006 will be:

Schedule A

Compilers

Concurrency

Functional Programming

Formal Program Design or Procedural Programming

Mathematics for System Specification

Programming Languages

Object Oriented Programming I

Object Oriented Programming II


Schedule B

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Computer Security

Computers in Society

Databases

Intelligent Systems I

Intelligent Systems II

Object Oriented Design

System Design and Refinement

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT

M.Sc. in Management Research

Advanced Special Papers 2006

The M.Sc. Course Director has approved the following list of courses for the M.Sc. in Management Research.

Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select one paper, offered in Hilary Term from the following options:

  • Advanced Organisational Theory
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Studies in Science and Technology

Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select one paper, offered in Trinity Term from the following options.

  • Human Resource Management 2;
  • Social Studies in Science and Technology 2;
  • Strategic Management;
  • Complex Systems: Strategies, Technologies, and Networks;
  • Operations and Project Management;
  • Accounting Epistemology;
  • Advanced Marketing;
  • Organisation, Innovation and Institutions;
  • Business and Governance in Transitional Economies


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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 the Medical Sciences Board and the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies will come into effect on 15 July.

1 Medical Sciences Board

Second Examination for the Degree of BM

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 998, after l. 48 insert:

'(b) Dermatology'.

2 Ibid., reletter (b)–(d) as (c)–(e).

3 Ibid. p. 999, l. 16, delete 'Dermatology,'.

4 Ibid, l. 23, delete '(c) Dermatology'.

5 Ibid., reletter (d)–(e) as (c)–(d).

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2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Final Honour School of Oriental Studies (Arabic)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 451, l. 39, before 'Candidates' insert 'Except in the case of Arabic,'.

2 Ibid., p. 452, l. 1, after 'the case of', insert 'Arabic,'.

3 Ibid., p. 453, l. 23, delete 'Arabic or'

4 Ibid., p. 453, delete ll. 35–9.

4 Ibid., p. 453, after l. 39 insert:

'Arabic Handbook. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall issue annually the Handbook for the Honour Schools of Oriental Studies (Arabic) and Oriental Studies (Arabic with a Subsidiary Language) by Monday of Week 1 of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour Schools. The Handbook will include, amongst other things, lists of set texts.

Choice and availability of options. It cannot be guaranteed that teaching will be available on all Further and Special Subjects in every academic year. Similarly, the choice of subject for the Thesis will necessarily depend upon availability of a suitable supervisor. Candidates should therefore consult with their tutors about the availability of teaching when selecting their optional and thesis subjects.

Approval of choice of options. Applications for the approval of Further and Special Subjects, Theses, and Subsidiary Languages (including optional Further Subjects and Theses) must be submitted to the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies by Monday of the sixth week of Hilary Term in the academic year preceding that in which the examination is taken.

Preparing the thesis. No thesis shall exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, but excluding bibliography and, in cases for which specific permission has been obtained from the Chairman of Examiners, appendices). All theses must be typed or word- processed in double spacing on A4 paper with the notes and references at the foot of the page. Both sides of the paper may be used, provided that the paper is of sufficient thickness to ensure that the printing on one side does not interfere with that on the other. The gutter margin must be at least three-and-a-half centimetres and all other margins at least two-and-a- half centimetres. The thesis should conform to the standards of academic presentation prescribed in the course handbook. Failure to conform to such standards may incur penalties as outlined in the course handbook.

Submitting the thesis. All candidates must submit two copies of their thesis, addressed to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Oriental Studies, Examination Schools, Oxford, not later than 12 noon on Friday of the tenth week of the Hilary Term preceding the examination. The thesis must not bear the candidate's name, but only the candidate number. A signed statement that the dissertation is the candidate's own work should be submitted separately in a sealed envelope to the Chairman of Examiners (forms are available from the Faculty Office, Oriental Institute). Theses previously submitted for the Honour School of Oriental Studies may be resubmitted. No thesis 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.'

6 Ibid., p. 453, l. 40, delete 'only' and substitute 'and Islamic Studies'.

7 Ibid., delete from p. 453, l. 44 to p. 454, l. 31 and substitute:

'4. Arabic literature.

5. Islamic history, 570–1500.

6. Islamic religion.

7. A Further Subject, chosen from the following list:

i. Hadith

ii. Early Islamic monetary history

iii. Classical Arabic literary texts

iv. The ethos of the jahiliya in the Mu`allaqa of Imru' al-Qays

v. Early Islamic historiography

vi. Early Islamic art and archaeology, 550–1250

vii. Muslims and Christians in Sicily, 827–1246

viii. The rise of the Sufi orders in the Islamic world, 1200–1500

ix. Sufism

x. Ghazali, Munqidh

xi. Ibn Tufayl, Hayy ibn Yaqzaan

xii. Ibn al-'Arabi, Fusus al-Hikam

xiii. Religion and politics during the Mongol period

xiv. The Ottoman Empire, 1300–1566

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

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

xvii. Modern Arabic literature

xviii. Arabic vernacular literature 1900 to the present day

xix. Egyptian cinema

xx. A short-term Further Subject, as approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and publicised in the Arabic Handbook.

8 and 9. A Special Subject (to be examined in two papers), chosen from the following list:

i. Qur'anic commentary

ii. Themes in classical Arabic literature [1]

iii. The transformation of ideas from the jahiliya to early Islam in early Arabic poetry [2]

iv. Topics in Islamic law

v. Learning and culture in Baghdad, 800–900

vi. The Graeco-Arabic translation movement

vii. The rise of kalam

viii. The rise of falsafa

ix. Medieval Sufi thought

x. Ibn al-'Arabi

xi. 'Slave dynasties' in Islam: from the Ghaznavids to the Mamluk Sultanate

xii. Royal art and architecture in Norman Sicily [3]

xiii. Later Islamic art and architecture, 1250–1700 [4]

xiv. Writing Islamic history, 1250–1500: from palaeography to historiography

xv. The Ottoman Empire, 1566–1807

xvi. History of the Middle East in the age of empire, 1882–1971

xvii. Arabic linguistics

xviii. Themes in Modern Arabic literature

xix. Modern Islamic thought in the Middle East

xx. Popular culture and mass media, 1930 to the present

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

10. A thesis.'

8 Ibid., p. 454, delete ll. 32–50.

9 Ibid., p. 454, delete ll. 51–2 and substitute:

'or, for Arabic with a Subsidiary Language, Papers 1–6 above and

 11, 12 and
13   Three papers from one of the following:'. 

10 Ibid., p. 455, delete ll. 9–12 and substitute:

'14. An optional thesis to be approved by the Board.

See under Arabic and Islamic Studies above for notes concerning the choice and approval of options and the preparation and submission of theses.'

11 Ibid., delete from p. 455, l. 13 to p. 456, l. 41.

12 Ibid., p. 466, delete ll. 28–9 and substitute:

'(vi) Any one paper under 7 ii, v–ix, xiii–xv, xix and xx of the syllabus for Arabic and Islamic Studies.'

13 Ibid., p. 467, delete ll. 12–39 and substitute:

'5. Early Islamic art and archaeology (600–1250)

6 and 7. Later Islamic art and architecture (1250–1700)

8. One paper in history under 11 and 12 of the syllabus for Persian with Islamic Studies/History, except 7 vi of the syllabus for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Early Islamic art and archaeology, 600–1250.

9. Thesis.'

14 Ibid., p. 467, delete l. 44, delete 'special subjects in' and substitute 'topic for the thesis in'.

15 Ibid., p. 470, delete ll. 39–40 and substitute:

'(a ) Islamic history, 570–1500.'

16 Ibid., p. 470, delete ll. 44–5 and substitute:

'(e) Any one paper under 7 ii, v–ix, xiii–xv, xix and xx of the syllabus for Arabic and Islamic Studies.'

17 Ibid., p. 471, delete ll. 8–35 and substitute:

'5. Early Islamic art and archaeology, 600–1250.

6 and 7. Later Islamic art and architecture, 1250–1700.

8. One paper in history under 7, 8, 9 of the syllabus for Turkish with Ottoman History, except 7 vi of the Arabic syllabus, Early Islamic art and archaeology, 600–1250.

9. Thesis.'

18 Ibid., p. 472 delete ll. 1–5 and substitute:

'2. Additional Arabic: literary texts.

Selected classical and modern Arabic prose texts (lists and copies available from the Oriental Institute)

3. Additional Arabic: Islamic texts.

Selected Arabic religious texts (list and copies available from the Oriental Institute)'.

[Footnotes]

[1] Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'iii. Classical Arabic literary Texts'.
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[2] Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'iv. The ethos of the jahiliya in the Mu'allaqa of Imru' al-Qays'.
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[3] Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'vii. Muslims and Christians in Sicily (827–1246)'.
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[4] Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'vi. Early Islamic art and architecture (600–1250)'.
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