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Oxford University Gazette, 15 October 2009: Examinations and Boards

Latin American Centre

Examinations 2009–10: list of optional examination papers

M.Sc in Latin American Studies (JLAS)

M.Phil in Latin American Studies Qualifying Examination (TLAS)

M.Phil in Latin American Studies (HLAS)

Note: under the applicable regulations, this notice should have appeared in the Gazette of 8 October (noughth week).


  • Latin America from Independence to the First World War
  • Social Revolutions in Latin America
  • The History of a Country or Group of Countries: Mexico


  • The Politics of Democracy in Latin America
  • The International Relations of Latin America
  • The Politics of a Country or Group of Countries: (i) Brazil, (ii) Mexico, (iii) Peru and Bolivia


  • Introduction to the Latin American Economies (core paper)
  • Further Issues in Latin American Development (further paper)
  • The Economic Development of a Single Country or Group of Countries: Central America and the Caribbean (further paper)


  • Sociology of Latin America


  • People and Environment in Latin America
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  • Changes in Regulations

    With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, and, where appropriate, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Continuing Education Board and boards of faculties will come into effect on 30 October.

    1 Continuing Education Board

    Postgraduate Certificate in Archaeology by Research

    With effect from 1 October 2010

    In Examination Regulations, 2009 p. 990, after l. 25 insert:

    'Archaeology by Research

    1. (a) The course will consist of lectures, classes, seminars and tutorials in Archaeology. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, is normally be taken over a period of one year and over a maximum of two years.

    (b) The subjects of the course of study will include topics relevant to archaeological research methods, landscape archaeology, material culture, and analytical techniques.

    2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    (a) attendance at the taught courses;

    (b) three assignments of between 2,000 and 2,500 words based on the taught courses;

    (c) a practical logbook of up to 5,000 words;

    (d) a dissertation of up to 10,000 words (including bibliography, appendices, footnotes, figure captions and descriptive catalogues but excluding external reference data under the heading of 'supplementary information') on a topic agreed by the Board of Examiners.

    The assignments under 2 (b), the logbook under 2 (c) and the dissertation under 2 (d) shall be submitted electronically to the examiners c/o the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates. The logbook under 2 (c) and dissertation under 2 (d) must also be submitted in hard copy.

    3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

    4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate.

    5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2 (b), or the logbook under 2 (c) or the dissertation under 2 (d), may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

    2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    (a) Honour School of Modern Languages

    With immediate effect

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 348, l. 40, delete 'two years' and substitute 'one year'.

    2 p. 360, l. 16, delete 'XII' and substitute 'XI'.

    3 Ibid., l. 17, 'Modern Prescribed Authors' should be in bold.

    4 Ibid., p. 362, l. 44, delete 'XIII' and substitute 'XII'.

    5 Ibid., p. 366, l. 17, delete 'XIV' and substitute 'XIII'.

    6 Ibid., l. 22, delete 'XV' and substitute 'XIV'.

    (b) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

    With immediate effect

    In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 133, delete the footnote to l. 9, and substitute:

    '* Colleges will submit to the Examiners via the Examination Schools by noon on Friday of Week 5 of Trinity Term a certificate stating that their candidates have attended and participated in at least eight oral classes, consisting of reading aloud in French with attention to pronunciation and intonation, and discussion in French of passages dealing with issues in French contemporary culture.'

    3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

    Bachelor of Theology

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 466, l. 33, after 'or Genesis 1–4', insert 'or Jonah'.

    2 Ibid., p. 467, delete ll. 30–33 and substitute:

    'They will also study at least one of the following set texts:

    (i) 2 Samuel 1–12 or 2 Kings 18–25 in English;

    (ii) Psalms 42–49, 84–89 in English;

    (iii) 2 Kings 21–23 in Hebrew;

    (iv) Ruth in Hebrew.'

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