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The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, they have approved amendments of the regulations for certain University examinations, as follows:

Economics Tripos, Part II and Preliminary Examination to Part II


(Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 222 and 264)

With immediate effect

Preliminary Examination to Part II

Papers 1, 2. Economic principles

By replacing the second paragraph of the descriptive text so as to read:

The Examiners shall set a number of questions which require the candidates to manipulate a simple mathematical model of some aspect of economic behaviour, and to provide an economic interpretation of such a model. A minimum of one, and a maximum of three such questions may be set in a single paper. The level and range of mathematical techniques required shall not be higher than that required in the Economics Qualifying Examination in Mathematics. The questions will be designed to test candidates' economic insight as well as their mathematical skills.

Paper 4. Sociology

By replacing the descriptive text so as to read:

The origins and institutional features of modern societies. Social change and global interconnections in the modern world. Selected aspects of modern societies including: work, stratification, and inequality; gender and sexual divisions; race and ethnicity; political organization and the modern state; culture and mass communication; deviance and social control.

Part II

Papers 1, 2, and 3. Economic principles and problems

By removing the final sentence from the descriptive text.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 December 2000
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