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Oxford University Gazette, 29 June 2006: Examinations and Boards

Board of the Faculty of Theology

Honour School of Theology and Philosophy and Theology, Paper 11: Further Studies in History and Doctrine

Under the provisions of paper 11 of the Honour School of Theology ('Further Studies in History and Doctrine') (Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 543), the Board of the Faculty of Theology hereby publishes the list of theologians (with texts) on which questions will be set in the examination in 2007.

(a) Origen

Origen on First Principles, Book I, trans. G.W. Butterworth (Peter Smith, 1973).

On Prayer, trans. Rowan Greer in An Exhortation to Martyrdom, etc. (Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality series, 1979).

Prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, trans. Rowan Greer, ibid.


(b) Augustine

Confessions, Book 10, trans. H. Chadwick (OUP, 1991).

Concerning the City of God against the Pagans, Book 14, trans. R.W. Dyson (CUP, 1998).

On the Trinity, Book 10, trans. John Burnaby, in Augustine, Later Works, Library of Christian Classics, vol. VIII (SCM Press, 1955).


(c) Aquinas

Summa Theologiae Ia, qq. 1–3, 13, 44–6; IaIIae, qq. 109–14; IIaIIae, qq. 1–2, 23–7; IIIa, qq. 2–6, 46–9 (Blackfriars ed., vols. 1, 2, 3, 8, 30, 31, 34, 48, 54).


(d) Luther

E. Gordon Rupp and B. Drewery, Martin Luther: Documents of Modern History (Edward Arnold, series, 1970), pp. 1–10, 15–41, 54–82, 100–2, 107–19, 121–42, 145-49, 166-69, 173-79.

Three Treatises, second revised edition (Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1970).


(e) Dostoevsky

Notes From Underground (Vintage, 1993), Part I.

Crime and Punishment (Vintage, 1992), Part I, Chapters 2, 5 and 6; Part 4, Chapter 4.

The Idiot (Granta, 2001), Part I, Chapters 5 and 6 ('Marie'); Part II, Chapter 5; Part III, Chapters 5–7.

Demons (Everyman, 2000), Part III, Chapters 6.2 and 7.

The Adolescent (Everyman, 2003), Part III, Chapter 7.3.

'The Heavenly Christmas Tree' ('The Death of Innocents') and 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man' ('The Fall')—both from An Honest Thief and Other Stories (Heinemann, 1919).

The Brothers Karamazov (Vintage, 1992), Book V, Chapters 3–5; Book VI; Book VII, Chapter 4; Book XI, Chapter 9; Epilogue, Chapter 3.


(f) Barth

'The Strange New World Within the Bible' in The Word of God and the Word of Man (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1928), pp. 28–50.

Church Dogmatics, I/1, § 1 (T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1976), pp. 3–24, and IV/1, § 59 (T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1956), pp. 157–357.


(g) Bonhoeffer

Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works (DBW) 4, Minneapolis, 1996, pp. 21–76.

Creation and Fall, DBW 3, Minneapolis, 1996, pp. 60–102.

Life Together—Prayer Book of the Bible, DBW 5, Minneapolis, 1995, 25–47.

Ethics, DBW 6, Minneapolis, 2005, pp. 257–98 ('The Structure of Responsible Life'); and SCM 1955 (seventh impression 1998), 194–230; pp. 297–325 ('State and Church').

Letters and Papers from Prison, SCM enlarged edition 1971 (eighth impression 1999): pp. 3–17, 278–87, 324–29, 343-49, 357-61, 370-71. 388-90, 398-99.

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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 14 July.

1 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Medical Sciences

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 377, l. 31, delete 'Genes and Development', and substitute 'Molecular Medicine'.

2 Ibid, p. 380, l. 35, delete 'Week 8', and substitute 'Week 0'.


(b) Honour School of Physiological Sciences (for first examination in 2007)

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005 p. 530, l. 12, delete 'Week 8', and substitute 'Week 0'.


(c) Qualifying Examination in Zoology for medical students

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1013, ll. 39–40, delete 'Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford,', and substitute 'the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford,'.


(d) First Examination for the Degree of BM

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 998, footnote to item 12, delete 'the Old Observatory, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road.', and substitute 'the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.'

2 Ibid, p. 1013, ll. 47–48, delete 'Guidelines for the scope of these syllabuses are given below, but it shall be the syllabuses and not the guidelines that define the material to be examined.'

3 Ibid, p. 1014, delete ll. 1–5 and substitute:

'In subjects 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 two papers will be set, Paper A and Paper B. Paper A shall be no longer than 1 hour and 25 minutes in duration, and shall be a computer-based assessment of breadth of knowledge and understanding of the Core Syllabus. Paper B shall be a two-hour paper set to examine deeper knowledge and understanding of a choice of topics included in or closely relating to the Composite Syllabus.'

4 Ibid, delete ll. 8–11, 14–18, 20–23, 29–31, 33–37 and 39–43.

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2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Modern Japanese Studies

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 762, after l. 13 insert:

 
`Modern Japanese Studies      Social Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 812, after l. 20 insert:

'Modern Japanese Studies

1. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination either in a compulsory paper in Japanese Language; and in two optional subjects at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration; or in three optional subjects at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration.

2. Candidates taking the examination in Japanese Language will also be required to undertake a series of written tests and essays as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

3. In addition, all candidates will be required to undertake the following assessment:

(i) Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies: a series of assignments and/or an unseen written examination as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

(ii) One 10,000 word dissertation: the title of the dissertation must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies not later than 12 noon on Friday of Fourth Week of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be submitted not later than 12 noon of the weekday on or nearest to 15 September in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

Two typewritten or word-processed copies of each of the items of written work detailed in 3 and in 4 (i)–(ii) above must be delivered to the Clerk of the Examination Schools, addressed to the Chair of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Modern Japanese Studies, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford at the times and days specified. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the dissertation in the Bodleian Library.

4. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion within six terms of his or her initial registration. Candidate will be permitted to resubmit the same item of items of written work that reached a satisfactory standard.

5. Candidates may be required to attend an oral examination on any part of the examination.

6. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

Schedule

The structure of the course is as follows:

Either Mode A

(a) Compulsory core course in Japanese Language

(b) Compulsory course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies

(c) Optional papers: Candidates must choose two optional papers from a list published annually and distributed to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

Or Mode B

(a) Compulsory course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies

(b) Optional papers: Candidates must choose three optional papers from a list published annually and distributed to students by [not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.'

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(b) M.Phil. in Modern Japanese Studies

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008 (Qualifying Test) and first final examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 572, after l. 43 insert:

'Modern Japanese Studies—Social Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 628, after l. 9 insert:

'Modern Japanese Studies

(See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations)

The regulations made by the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies are as follows:

First-year examinations

1. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination either in a compulsory paper in Japanese Language; and in two optional subjects at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration; or in three optional subjects at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration.

2. Candidates taking the examination in Japanese Language will also be required to undertake a series of written tests and essays as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

3. In addition, all candidates will be required to undertake the following assessment:

(i) Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies: a series of assignments and/or an unseen written examination as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

(ii) One 10,000 word dissertation: the title of the dissertation must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies not later than 12 noon on Friday of Fourth Week of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be submitted not later than 12 noon of the weekday on or nearest to 15 September in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

Two typewritten or word processed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the Clerk of the Examination Schools, addressed to the Chair of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Modern Japanese Studies, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford at the times and days specified.

Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the dissertation in the Bodleian Library.

4. Candidates who pass these papers will proceed to the second year of the course and take the final examinations at the end of the second year. Candidates who fail one or more of the examination papers may, by permission of the Area Studies Committee, proceed to the second year of the course and resit the failed papers during the final examination. Candidates who fail any item of coursework may, at the discretion of the Area Studies Committee, be allowed to revise and resubmit that work no later than the Friday of Sixth Week of the Trinity Term in the academic year in which they begin the course.

Schedule

The structure of the first year of the course is as follows:

Either Mode A

(a) Compulsory core course in Japanese Language

(b) Compulsory course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies

(c) Optional papers: Candidates must choose two optional papers from a list published annually and distributed to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

Or Mode B

(a) Compulsory course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies

(b) Optional papers: Candidates must choose three optional papers from a list published annually and distributed to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

Final examination

5. No candidate shall enter the final examination unless he or she has already passed all the elements of tbe first year examination, save that the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies may permit any candidates who has failed one or more of these elements to resit the papers at the same time as the final examination. In the final examination, every candidate must offer:

(a) a thesis of not more than 30,000 words on a subject approved by the Director of Graduate Studies not later than Fourth Week of Michaelmas Full Term in the year in which the examination is to be taken, to be delivered to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, by not later than 12 noon of the weekday on or nearest to 15 May in the year in which the examination is taken. The thesis must be accompanied by a statement that the thesis is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis in the Bodleian Library.

(b) Advanced Research Methods: a series of assignments and/or an unseen written examination as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

(c) Either Mode A

(i) A compulsory paper in Advanced Japanese Language. Candidates taking the examination in Japanese Language will also be required to undertake a series of written tests and essays as specified by the Management Committee for the Nissan Institute and Benefaction. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.

(ii) One optional paper chosen from a list published annually and distributed to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term, and taken at the end of Trinity Term of the second year of the course.

Or Mode B

(i) Two optional papers chosen from a list published annually and distributed to students by Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term, and taken at the end of Trinity Term of the second year of the course.

6. Candidates must present themselves for viva vice examination when required to do so by the examiners.

7. Candidates who fail one or more of the elements of the final examination will be permitted to resubmit the relevant work or retake the examination paper or papers, as applicable, on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the first attempt.

8. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of History and the Social Sciences Board

Honour School of Modern History and Politics

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations 2005, p. 403, delete ll. 28–30 and substitute:

'1. Candidates shall offer seven papers from the following options, which must include the compulsory substitute thesis based on original research, as specified under Regulation 6 below.'

2 Ibid., delete from l. 31 on p. 403 to l. 25 on p. 404, and substitute:

'2. Paper 1. Each candidate shall offer one paper in a period of the History of the British Isles, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, provided that:

(a) the paper may be replaced by a compulsory thesis in History;

(b) no candidate may offer a period of British History already offered in the First Public Examination;

(c) candidates who have not offered a period of British or General History before the nineteenth century in the First Public Examination are required to choose at least one such period in the Honour School of History and Politics. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics;

(d) candidates who have taken or are taking British History VII (since 1900) cannot also take Politics paper 202 (British Politics and Government since 1900); and candidates taking British History VI (1815–1924) in the Honour School of History and Politics and who are also taking Politics Paper 202 must not substantially duplicate material in the two papers.

3. Paper 2. Each candidate shall offer one paper in a period of General History, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, provided that:

(a) the paper may be replaced by a compulsory thesis in History;

(b) candidates who have not offered a period of British or General History before the nineteenth century in the First Public Examination are required to choose at least one such period in the Honour School of History and Politics. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics;

(c) candidates taking Politics Paper 212 (International Relations in the era of the Two World Wars) cannot also take General History XIII (1914–45); candidates taking Politics Paper 213 (International Relations in the era of the Cold War) cannot also take General History XIV (1945–73).'

3 Ibid., l. 26, delete '3.' and substitute '4. Papers 3 and 4.'

4 Ibid., l. 28, delete 'in Politics'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 30–51 and substitute:

'5. Papers 5, 6, and 7. Each candidate shall offer one of the following combinations: i. one Special Subject in History (examined in two papers) and one of subjects 201–227 in Politics which is not offered under Regulation 4 above; ii. one Further Subject in History and two of subjects 201–227 in Politics which are not offered under Regulation 4 above; iii. one Further Subject in History, one of subjects 201–227 in Politics which are not offered under Regulation 4 above, and one Special Subject in Politics.'

6 Ibid., p. 405, after l. 1. insert:

'(a) one of the optional papers in Politics in any ofthese combinations may be substituted by a compulsory thesis from the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics;'.

7 Ibid., l. 2, before 'Candidates', insert: '(b)'.

8 Ibid., l. 6, after 'Social Science.', insert: 'Candidates who choose the Politics Further Subject 221 (British Society in the Twentieth Century) cannot also take the Modern History Further Subject British Society in the 20th Century.'

9 Ibid., delete ll. 7–15 and substitute:

'6. Paper 8. Each candidate must offer a thesis, which must be offered in place of either a period of the History of the British Isles, as specified under Regulation 2 above, or a period of General History, as specified under Regulation 3 above, or a Politics option in any of the combinations as specified under Regulation 5 above. A thesis offered in place of a Politics optional paper shall be either a substitute thesis or a supervised dissertation submitted in accordance with the regulations prescribed for Politics in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.'

10 Ibid., ll. 18–19, delete 'in place of any paper in Modern History except for Special Subject paper (a). If a thesis is offered'.

11 Ibid., l. 20, after 'General History' insert: ', and'.

12 Ibid., l. 24, delete 's 1(b) and'.

13 Ibid., l. 30, delete '3' and substitute '4'.

14 Ibid., l. 31, before 'All candidates' insert '7.'

15 Ibid., l. 34, delete '7.' and substitute '8.'

16 Ibid., l. 35, delete '8.' and substitute '9.'

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