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Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, 2001

The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2001, the form of the examinations for certain papers for the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos will be changed, as follows.

Part Ia

Paper Fr. 1. Introduction to the structure and varieties of modern French

For the examinations to be held in 2001 only, candidates will be required to answer four questions, two from each section. This Notice supersedes that announced in Reporter, 1999-2000, p. 365, concerning the form of this paper.

Paper B1 (French). Use of French

In Sections B (stylistics) and D (reaction) candidates will no longer be required to restrict their answers to 250 words in length: instead they will be allowed to answer in between 250 and 300 words.

Parts Ia AND Ib

Paper Ge. 2. Introduction to German history and thought, since 1750

Questions set in Section B of paper Ge. 2 relating specifically to twentieth-century texts (i.e. Question 7) will require an answer with reference to one text only. Candidates will continue to have the option (in Question 8 of Section B) of answering on two or more texts drawn from the full range of texts taught for this paper.

Parts Ib and II

Paper Ge. 11. The history of the German language

There will no longer be a difference between the rubrics for the Part IB and Part II examinations. Candidates will be required to answer three questions only (not four) and will no longer be required to translate the passages in Question 1: instead they will be required to write a linguistic commentary on one of two passages taken from the prescribed texts and will have the option of writing a second.

Part II

Paper C2. Essay in the foreign language

Each paper will contain, in addition, five questions of a more general nature than those relating to the scheduled papers. These questions may relate to the culture, history, politics, or society of the relevant country or countries, and will include at least one question relating to cultural or intellectual matters not specific to the language area of the paper.

The rubric on each paper will, for example, say: 'Write an essay in French on one of the following.'

Paper Fr. 11. The history of the French language

The paper will be divided into three sections. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions, one from each section.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 November 2000
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