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Oxford University Gazette, 17 June 2010: Examinations and Boards

Supplementary Subjects in Some Final Honour Schools

Supplementary subjects in the Honour Schools of Chemistry, Materials Science, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2010–11

The following supplementary subjects will be taught and examined during 2010–11. Details of the availability of supplementary subjects to candidates in different Honour Schools are given in the notes below.

1. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


2. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


4. Modern Languages

Lectures: thirty-two hours in TT

Examined: end of TT


5. Chemical Pharmacology

Lectures: four hours in MT; twelve hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


6. Chemical Crystallography

Lectures: sixteen hours from mid-MT to mid-HT

Examined: end of HT


Notes:

(a) For candidates in Chemistry, all of the above Supplementary Subjects are available.

(b) For candidates in Materials Science, only subjects 2 and 3 are available.

(c) For candidates in Biological Sciences, only subjects 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(d) For candidates in Medical Sciences and Physiological Sciences, only subjects 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(e) For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, only subjects 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 are available.

(f) Chemistry and Physics will share Language Courses in 2010–11. Details on the languages available can be found at www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/ss languages.html.

(g) The list of approved Supplementary Subjects for Medical Sciences can be found at www.mstc.ox.ac.uk/fhshome/ fhsoptions/suppsubj.

( h) Details of all Supplementary Subjects can be found at www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSG uide.html.

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Faculty of Engineering Science

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2011

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of Materials

List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics

List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering

List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Engineering
C5B Bioprocessing

List 6 Biomedical Engineering

C6 Applied Biomedical Engineering

List 7 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C7A Production Engineering
C7B Engineering Mathematics

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Exceptionally:

(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Faculty of Engineering Science.

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Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics and Management and Related Schools

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2011

Candidates will be required to take three written papers as follows:

the equivalent of one paper from Group C and

any two papers from the list of optional Ec and M papers.

Group C (Engineering) papers p \ Candidates are required to select one whole paper or two half papers from the following list:

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of Materials
C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics
C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics
C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering
C5A Chemical Engineering
C5B Bioprocessing
C6 Applied Biomedical Engineering
C7A Production Engineering
C7B Engineering Mathematics

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C6 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Macroeconomics
Microeconomics*
Microeconomic Theory*
Game Theory
Economic Decisions within the Firm
Econometrics*

Group M (Management) papers

Finance
Accounting
Marketing
Strategic Management
Technology and Operations Management*
Organisational Behaviour*

Papers marked * are taught in Michaelmas Term and will only be available to candidates undertaking internal university projects.

Note that it is not possible to guarantee that the Economics and Management options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed here.


Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management Part II 2011

Candidates are required to take any one paper from the list of optional Ec and M papers.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Game Theory
Economic Decisions within the Firm
Econometrics*
Macroeconomics
Microeconomic Theory*

Group M (Management) papers

Finance
Accounting
Marketing
Strategic Management
Organisational Behaviour *
Technology and Operations Management *

* The normal MEM programme of study is that set out in the General Scheme of Lectures; however certain additional choices for the Part II MEM Management/Economics option paper are available if your Part II project is based in the Oxford area and your manager/supervisor is willing to allow you to attend Michaelmas Term lectures. You must consult your tutor before opting for one of these additional choices. Students wishing to take Econometrics were also offered the opportunity to attend the Econometrics I lectures in MT of their third year. Please note that we cannot guarantee that there will not be timetable clashes between these additional options choices and compulsory elements of the MEM programme.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board and the Oriental Studies Board will come into effect on 2 July.

1 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Criminology and Criminal Justice

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2010–11)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 697, after l.40 insert 'Crime and the Family'.

(b) M.Sc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2010–11)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 700, after l. 15 insert 'Crime and the Family'.

(c) MBA (part-time)

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 785, after l. 47 insert:

'2. The MBA Committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from up to four courses providing that the Committee is satisfied that such a candidate has completed equivalent study of an appropriate standard, and has passed the assessment associated with that equivalent study, on either the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (previously the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Strategy) no more than five years before initial registration for the MBA.'

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (part-time)

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, as amended in Gazette, of 3 December 2009, p. 334, col. 1, delete ll. 7–12 and substitute:

'(b) Courses may be assessed by one or more of the following: written examinations, individual assignments, and group assignments, subject to the constraint that at least 50 per cent of marks in any course must be assigned to individual work.'


2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) Moderations in Oriental Studies (Chinese)

With effect from 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 60, delete ll. 24–25.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 31–36.

3 Ibid., p. 62, l. 12, after: 'Arabic,' insert 'Chinese,'.

4 Ibid., pp. 101–102, delete from 'Special Regulations for the Moderations in Oriental Studies (Chinese)' to 'civilization of China.'

5 Ibid., p. 145, l. 29, delete: '* Chinese' and substitute 'Chinese'.

6 Ibid., in footnote, delete: 'Chinese or'.

7 Ibid., p. 146, delete ll. 2–4 and substitute:

'Candidates will be required to offer three three-hour papers.

(i) Modern

(ii) Classical

(iii) East Asia Survey: China'.

(b) Moderations in Oriental Studies (Japanese)

With effect from 2011 (for first examination in 2012)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 60, delete ll. 28–29.

2 Ibid., p. 61, delete ll. 1–8, and renumber subsequent sections.

3 Ibid., pp. 103–4, ll. 20–41 and ll. 1–6, delete from 'Special Regulations for the Moderations in Oriental Studies (Japanese)' to 'culture of Japan.'

4 Ibid., p. 145, l. 30, delete: '*Japanese' and substitute 'Japanese'.

5 Ibid., in footnote, delete 'or Japanese'.

6 Ibid., p. 146, delete ll. 17–19 and substitute:

'Candidates will be required to offer three three-hour papers.

(i) Modern Japanese

(ii) Modern and Classical Japanese

(iii) East Asia Survey: Japan'.

(c) Final Honour School of Oriental Studies (Chinese)

(i) With effect from 2011 (for first examination in 2012)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 381, delete ll. 29–36 and substitute:

'Translation from and comment on texts. The subjects available, together with the relevant texts will be set out in the handbook for the year prior to year of the examinations.'

(ii) With effect from 2013 (for first examination in 2014)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 378, l. 23, after 'Candidates offering Chinese' insert 'as their main subject'.

2 Ibid., delete 'four months' and substitute 'one academic year'.

3 Ibid., p. 381, delete ll. 15–46 and p. 382, delete ll. 1–2 and substitute:

'The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall issue the handbook for the Honour School of Oriental Studies (Chinese and Chinese with a subsidiary language) no later than the Monday of first week of the Hilary full-term prior to the year in which candidates shall sit their Final Honour School examinations. The handbook shall include, amongst other information, course details, lists of set texts and regulations regarding the submission of dissertations and long-essays.

All candidates must have fulfilled attendance requirements (as set out in the handbook) on a designated course at Peking University, unless given exemption by the Board of the Faculty.

Either, for Chinese only,

The following papers will be set:

1. Modern Chinese I

2. Modern Chinese II

3. Oral

4. Classical I

5. Classical II

6. Modern China

7. Dissertation on a subject approved by the Board of the Faculty.

8. Special Option I: Texts

The subjects available together with the relevant texts will be set out in the handbook for the year prior to year of the examinations.

9. Special Option II: Essays

These will be in the same area as that chosen under 8.

10. Special Option III: Extended Essay

This will be in the same area as that chosen under 8 and 9.

Or Chinese with a subsidiary language, papers 1–7 above and papers 11, 12 and 13 below in Japanese, Korean or Tibetan. 11. Japanese, Korean or Tibetan Texts (Subsidiary). 12. Japanese, Korean or Tibetan History and Culture (Subsidiary). 13. Japanese, Korean or Tibetan Language (Subsidiary).'

(d) Final Honour School of Oriental Studies (Japanese)

With effect from 2014 (for first examination in 2015)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 378, l. 14, after 'Hebrew,' insert 'Japanese,'.

2 Ibid., l. 23, after 'Candidates offering Chinese' insert 'or Japanese'.

3 Ibid., p. 384, delete ll. 16–41 and p. 385, delete ll.1–20 and substitute:

'The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall issue the handbook for the Honour School of Oriental Studies (Japanese and Japanese with a subsidiary language) no later than the Monday of first week of the Hilary Full Term prior to the year in which candidates shall sit their Final Honour School examinations. The handbook shall include, amongst other information, course details, lists of set texts and regulations regarding the submission of dissertations and long-essays.

All candidates must have fulfilled attendance requirements (as set out in the handbook) on a designated course at an agreed University, unless given exemption by the Board of the Faculty.

Either, for Japanese only,

The following papers will be set:

1. Modern Japanese I.

2. Modern Japanese II.

3. Spoken Japanese. *

4. Classical Japanese .

5. Dissertation on a subject approved by the Board of the Faculty.

6. Special text option I. †

7. Special subject option I. †

8. Special text option II. †

9. Special subject option II. †

10. Either Special Text option III or Special subject option III. †

Or, for Japanese with a subsidiary language, papers 1–7 above and papers 11, 12 and 13 below in Chinese, Korean or Tibetan. 11. Chinese, Korean or Tibetan Texts (Subsidiary). 12. Chinese, Korean or Tibetan History and Culture (Subsidiary). 13. Chinese, Korean or Tibetan Language (Subsidiary).'

4 Add new footnote: '† Available options will be published in the course handbook.'

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