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Preliminary Examinations, 2001

The following amendments of the regulations and the supplementary regulations for the several Preliminary Examinations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 219) have been made by the authorities concerned, and have been approved by the General Board; these amendments will take effect from 1 October 2000 and relate to the examinations to be held in 2001.

HISTORY OF ART

1. There shall be a Preliminary Examination for Part II of the History of Art Tripos.

2. The examination shall consist of the following papers from Part II of the Tripos:

Paper 1. Approaches to the history of art, with reference to works of criticism.

Papers 2-19 Pairs of papers on special subjects set for Part II of the Tripos.

The Examiners shall be the Examiners for Part II of the Tripos.

3. Each candidate shall offer Paper 1 and two pairs of papers on special subjects.

ORIENTAL STUDIES

Regulation 2.

By amending the title of Paper In. 3 so as to read:

In. 3 Hindi texts

PHILOSOPHY

Part II

Regulation 4.

By deleting Paper 8, Aesthetics.

THEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

By amending Regulations 2 and 3 and inserting a new Regulation 5 so as to read:

2. The examination shall consist of the papers in Group C of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos (Old Regulations), other than Paper 15B, together with Paper A1 of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos (New Regulations)1 and an additional Paper 13 entitled 'Judaism in the Greek and Roman periods'. In exceptional circumstances a candidate who is not offering Paper A1 may apply to the Faculty Board to offer a paper from Papers A2-A8 of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos (New Regulations).2

3. A candidate shall offer at least four papers; provided that he or she may not offer

(i) a paper which he or she has already offered in Part I of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos;
(ii) Paper 13 if he or she has already offered Paper 6 in Part I of the Tripos;
(iii) Paper 15A if he or she also offers Section (A) (Hebrew) of Paper A1;

4. In the case of any paper in which there is a choice of subjects a candidate must indicate in his or her entry which of the subjects is to be offered.

5. Any candidate who wishes to offer a paper from Papers A2-A8 shall apply to the Secretary of the Faculty Board for permission to do so before the eighth day of the Full Michaelmas Term preceding the examination.

supplementary regulations

The supplementary regulations are amended by inserting the following wording for Paper 13.

Paper 13. Judaism in the Greek and Roman periods

Candidates will be required to show a general knowledge of the historical and political background and of such subjects as intertestamental literature; Philo; Josephus; Qumran; apocalyptic; Pharisaism and the early rabbis; biblical exegesis. The Board may from time to time prescribe particular texts for study. Questions will not be set on the period later than the Bar-Kokhba war.

1 See Reporter, pp. 150 and 824.

2 Notwithstanding Regulation 8 of the general regulations for Examiners and Assessors, the Examiners for the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos shall be Assessors for the Preliminary Examination only if they are specifically so appointed.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 21 June 2000
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