Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2005: Examinations and Boards
CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS
TRINITY TERM 2005
Honour SchoolPhysics (Part B) (three- and four-year courses): DR E.J. WILLIAMSON, Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
Master of PhilosophyM.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
APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC FELLOWDR C.V. CROWTHER, BA (MA Cincinnati, PHD London), Corpus Christi. Academic Fellow. From 1 May 2005 to 30 April 2010.
UNIVERSITY LECTURERSDR 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
SurgeryBALJIT SINGH, BM, B.CH., D.PHIL. In General Surgery. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2011.
Human Anatomy and GeneticsCLIVE WILSON, MA (BA Cambridge, PH.D. Warwick), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Biomedical Science. From 1 October 2005 until the retirement age.
Experimental PsychologyBRIAN 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 ChairmanshipPROFESSOR E. MCKENDRICK. To the Chairmanship of the Law Board for a period of two years from 1 October 2005.
Release of Titular CUFDR 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 2006In 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:
Formal Program Design or Procedural Programming
Mathematics for System Specification
Object Oriented Programming I
Object Oriented Programming II
Computers in Society
Intelligent Systems I
Intelligent Systems II
Object Oriented Design
System Design and Refinement
BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
M.Sc. in Management Research
Advanced Special Papers 2006The 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:
Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select one paper, offered in Trinity Term from the following options.
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CHANGES IN REGULATIONSWith 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:
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)
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. 359.
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, 5701500.
6. Islamic religion.
7. A Further Subject, chosen from the following list:
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, 5501250
vii. Muslims and Christians in Sicily, 8271246
viii. The rise of the Sufi orders in the Islamic world, 12001500
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, 13001566
xv. History of the Middle East in the late Ottoman age, 17501882
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 
iii. The transformation of ideas from the jahiliya to early Islam in early Arabic poetry 
iv. Topics in Islamic law
v. Learning and culture in Baghdad, 800900
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 
xiii. Later Islamic art and architecture, 12501700 
xiv. Writing Islamic history, 12501500: from palaeography to historiography
xv. The Ottoman Empire, 15661807
xvi. History of the Middle East in the age of empire, 18821971
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. 3250.
9 Ibid., p. 454, delete ll. 512 and substitute:
'or, for Arabic with a Subsidiary Language, Papers 16 above
11, 12 and 13 Three papers from one of the following:'.
10 Ibid., p. 455, delete ll. 912 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. 289 and substitute:
'(vi) Any one paper under 7 ii, vix, xiiixv, xix and xx of the syllabus for Arabic and Islamic Studies.'
13 Ibid., p. 467, delete ll. 1239 and substitute:
'5. Early Islamic art and archaeology (6001250)
6 and 7. Later Islamic art and architecture (12501700)
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, 6001250.
14 Ibid., p. 467, delete l. 44, delete 'special subjects in' and substitute 'topic for the thesis in'.
15 Ibid., p. 470, delete ll. 3940 and substitute:
'(a ) Islamic history, 5701500.'
16 Ibid., p. 470, delete ll. 445 and substitute:
'(e) Any one paper under 7 ii, vix, xiiixv, xix and xx of the syllabus for Arabic and Islamic Studies.'
17 Ibid., p. 471, delete ll. 835 and substitute:
'5. Early Islamic art and archaeology, 6001250.
6 and 7. Later Islamic art and architecture, 12501700.
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, 6001250.
18 Ibid., p. 472 delete ll. 15 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)'.
Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'iii. Classical Arabic
Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'iv. The ethos of the
jahiliya in the Mu'allaqa of Imru' al-Qays'.
Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'vii. Muslims and
Christians in Sicily (8271246)'.
Only available to candidates who have taken the Further Subject 'vi. Early Islamic art
and architecture (6001250)'.