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Geographical Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 298)

With immediate effect

Part II

The current regulations allow each paper in Part II of the Geographical Tripos to be taken either as a single written paper or as a combination of written paper and course-work. In both cases the duration of the written examination is three hours although in the single paper candidates are required to answer three out of nine questions and in the other paper two out of six. The duration of this latter paper has been shortened to two hours so that the length of time available to answer each question is comparable. The regulations have been amended as follows:

Regulation 20.

By amending the first part of the final sentence so as to read:

Each paper shall consist of either a written paper of three hours' duration or a written paper of two hours' duration together with the submission of course-work;

The Faculty Board have confirmed that no student's preparation for the examination in 2004 will be disadvantaged by this change.

With effect from 1 October 2004

Part Ia

The examination for Part IA of the Geographical Tripos has been revised to provide students with a stronger and better balanced grounding in the subject matter and skills and methods of geography. As part of the revision candidates are now required to submit records of five practical exercises rather than four as at present. The regulations have been amended as follows:

Regulations 16 and 17.

By replacing the regulations so as to read:

16. The examination shall consist of five papers as follows:

Paper 1. Human geography I
Paper 2. Human geography II
Paper 3. Human geography III
Paper 4. Physical geography I
Paper 5. Physical geography II

17. Each paper shall be set for three hours. A candidate for Part IA shall

(a) offer all five papers; and
(b) submit to the Examiners, in accordance with arrangements to be specified by the Head of the Department of Geography and by a date or dates to be announced not later than the end of the first quarter of the Michaelmas Term, records of five practical exercises undertaken by the candidate, together with a declaration as specified in Regulation 25.

The Examiners shall have power to examine candidates viva voce on their submitted work.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 301)

With effect from 1 October 2004

By replacing supplementary regulations for Part IA so as to read:

Paper 1. Human geography I

People, space, and geographies of difference. This paper introduces students to concepts of globalization and the contemporary restructuring of the economy and society.

Paper 2. Human geography II

Historical geography. This paper introduces students to some central themes in the historical geography of the modern world.

Paper 3. Human geography III

Society, environment, and development. This paper introduces students to key concepts in the fields of environment and development, and explores their significance for society in a variety of contexts and at a range of different scales.

Paper 4. Physical geography I

Environmental change through time. This paper introduces the nature and magnitude of environmental changes at timescales ranging from decades/centuries to the Late Cenozoic.

Paper 5. Physical geography II

Environmental processes. This paper focuses on present-day processes occurring in the atmosphere, the oceans, and at the earth's surface.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 26 November 2003
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