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Geographical Tripos, Part IB

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 292)

With effect from 1 October 2001

In the existing regulations a distinction is drawn between contemporary and historical human geography. The new structure identifies principal themes within human and physical geography and places greater emphasis on the methods and methodology of the discipline. The Faculty Board have also been concerned for some time about the work load of students in Part IB since the introduction of submitted work in the form of a extended essay and three practical projects. The number of written three-hour papers has accordingly been reduced from five to four.

Regulation 18.

By replacing the regulation by the following:

18. The papers for Part IB shall be as follows:

Group A

Paper 1. Human geography I. Cities.

Paper 2. Human geography II. Production, work, and territory.

Paper 3. Human geography III. Development.

Paper 4. Human geography IV. State, politics, and environment.

Paper 5. Human geography V. Culture and society.

Group B

Paper 6. Physical and environmental geography I. Monitoring environmental problems: GIS and remote sensing.

Paper 7. Physical and environmental geography II. Physical geography of mountain regions.

Paper 8. Physical and environmental geography III. Environmental hazards.

Paper 9. Physical and environmental geography IV. Hydrology and water resources.

Paper 10. Physical and environmental geography V. Environmental processes and management.

Regulation 19.

By amending sub-paragraph (a) so as to read:

(a) offer four written papers, including at least one paper from each of Groups A and B; and

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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 November 2000