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Oxford University Gazette, 4 December 2008: Examinations and Boards

M.Sc in Neuroscience

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below:

Module B1, Motor systems: Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Module A3, Cellular Signalling: Friday, 6 March 2009

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses neurons and networks: Monday, 9 March 2009

Module C1, CNS development, plasticity and repair: Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Module A2, Cognitive Neuroscience: Friday, 13 March 2009

Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below:

Module B1, Motor systems: Monday, 16 March 2009

Module A3, Cellular Signalling: Friday, 20 March 2009

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses neurons and networks: Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Module C1, CNS development, plasticity and repair: Monday, 30 March 2009

Module A2, Cognitive Neuroscience: Monday, 6 April 2009

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, if applicable, of the Education Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy will come into effect on 11 May.

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

(a) Honour Moderations in Classics

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 84, after l. 6 insert:

'1. Early Greek Philosophy. This subject shall be studied in (i) Aristotle, Metaphysics A 1–8; (ii) G.S. Kirk, J.E. Raven, and M. Schofield, The Presocratic Philosophers (second edition, Cambridge, 1981); and (iii) a Faculty Supplement (available on WebLearn). The prescribed texts under (ii) and (iii) are as follows:

(a) Heraclitus Diels-Kranz B 1, 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 21, 26, 28–32, 40, 41, 45, 50–62, 64, 67, 78–80, 88, 90, 93, 94, 101, 101a, 102, 103, 107, 108, 111, 113–15, 117–19, 123–6, and the first part of A 22 (Aristotle Eudemian Ethics 1235a25–7); Parmenides Diels-Kranz B 1–9, 19; Empedocles Diels-Kranz B 6, 8, 11–13, 17, 28–30, 35, 112, 115, 117, 134, 146; Anaxagoras Diels-Kranz B 1–17, 21, 21a;

(b) (i) early Ionian philosophy: Anaximander Diels-Kranz A 9 and B 1; Anaximenes Diels-Kranz B 2; Aristotle Metaphysics A 3.983a24–984a18, Physics III 4.203a16–18 and 203b3–15; Xenophanes Diels-Kranz B 1, 7, 10–12, 14–16, 18, 23–9, 32, 34–6, 38; Aristotle Metaphysics A 5.986b10–27;

(ii) Zeno: Zeno Diels-Kranz B 1-4; Plato Parmenides 127a7–128e4; Aristotle Physics VI 2.233a21–31 and 9.239b5–240a18;

(iii) early atomists: Leucippus Diels-Kranz B 2; Democritus Diels-Kranz B 4, 6–8, 9, 10, 11, 117, 118, 125, 156, 164, 167; Aristotle De Generatione et Corruptione I 8.324b35–325a36, Metaphysics A 4.985b3–22.

Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the pre-Socratic philosophers, and to make a special study of the prescribed text by Aristotle, together with the philosophers in (a) and in at least one of the three groups in (b). There will be a compulsory question containing passages for translation and comment from Aristotle Metaphysics A 1–8. There will also be a compulsory question containing passages only for comment from the texts prescribed in (a), and from the texts in each of the groups prescribed in (b); these passages will be accompanied by a translation (to be taken from Kirk, Raven, and Schofield (eds), and/or the Faculty Supplement).'

2 Ibid, l. 7, delete '1' and replace with '2'.

3 Ibid, l. 15, delete '2' and replace with '3'.

(b) Honour Moderations in Classics

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 91, after l. 4 insert:

'1. This subject shall be studied in (i) Aristotle, Metaphysics A 1–8; (ii) G.S. Kirk, J.E. Raven, and M. Schofield, The Presocratic Philosophers (second edition, Cambridge, 1981); and (iii) a Faculty Supplement (available on WebLearn). The prescribed texts under (ii) and (iii) are as follows:

(a) Heraclitus Diels-Kranz B 1, 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 21, 26, 28–32, 40, 41, 45, 50–62, 64, 67, 78–80, 88, 90, 93, 94, 101, 101a, 102, 103, 107, 108, 111, 113–15, 117–19, 123–6, and the first part of A 22 (Aristotle Eudemian Ethics 1235a25–7); Parmenides Diels-Kranz B 1–9, 19; Empedocles Diels-Kranz B 6, 8, 11–13, 17, 28–30, 35, 112, 115, 117, 134, 146; Anaxagoras Diels-Kranz B 1–17, 21, 21a;

(b) (i) early Ionian philosophy: Anaximander Diels-Kranz A 9 and B 1; Anaximenes Diels-Kranz B 2; Aristotle Metaphysics A 3.983a24–984a18, Physics III 4.203a16–18 and 203b3–15; Xenophanes Diels-Kranz B 1, 7, 10–12, 14–16, 18, 23–9, 32, 34–6, 38; Aristotle Metaphysics A 5.986b10–27;

(ii) Zeno: Zeno Diels-Kranz B 1–4; Plato Parmenides 127a7–128e4; Aristotle Physics VI 2.233a21–31 and 9.239b5–240a18;

(iii) early atomists: Leucippus Diels–Kranz B 2; Democritus Diels-Kranz B 4, 6–8, 9, 10, 11, 117, 118, 125, 156, 164, 167; Aristotle De Generatione et Corruptione I 8.324b35–325a36, Metaphysics A 4.985b3–22.

Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the pre-Socratic philosophers, and to make a special study of the philosophers in (a) and in at least one of the three groups in (b). There will be a compulsory question containing passages only for comment from Aristotle Metaphysics A 1–8, and a compulsory question containing passages only for comment from the texts prescribed in (a), and from the texts in each of the groups prescribed in (b). The passages in both questions will be accompanied by a translation (to be taken from J. Barnes (ed), The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation, Volume II (Princeton NJ, 1984), Kirk, Raven, and Schofield (eds), and/or the Faculty Supplement).'

2 Ibid, l. 5, delete '1' and replace with '2'.

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