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FORM AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS, 2003-04: NOTICES

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2003-04, by comparison with those examinations in 2003, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Chemical Engineering Tripos, Parts I, IIA, and IIB, 2004

The Chemical Engineering Syndicate give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Chemical Engineering Tripos for Parts I, IIA, and IIB will be changed as follows:

Part I

Paper 1

Candidates will be required to answer five questions in all: at least one question from Section A and at least two questions from Section B. Section A will contain three questions on fluid mechanics. Section B will contain five questions on transport processes.

Paper 2

Candidates will be required to answer five questions in all: at least two questions from Section A and at least two questions from Section B. Section A will contain four questions on engineering mathematics. Section B will contain four questions on process calculations.

Paper 3

Candidates will be required to answer five questions in all: at least one question from Section A, at least one question from Section B and at least one question from Section C. Section A will contain three questions on introductory chemical engineering. Section B will contain three questions on equilibrium staged processes. Section C will contain three questions on biotechnology.

Paper 4(1)

Candidates will be required to answer five questions in all: at least one question from Section A, at least one question from Section B and at least two questions from Section C. Section A will contain two questions on reactors. Section B will contain two questions on stress analysis and pressure vessels. Section C will contain five questions on mechanical engineering and kinetic theory.

Paper 4(2)

Candidates will be required to answer five questions in all: at least one question from Section A, at least one question from Section B and at least two questions from Section C. Section A will contain two questions on reactors. Section B will contain two questions on stress analysis and pressure vessels. Section C will contain five questions on introductory chemistry and kinetic theory.

Candidates will be provided with the 'Department of Chemical Engineering Data Book' for all papers. 'Structures Data Book' will be available for Papers 4(1) and 4(2).

All papers contribute about 100 marks. The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory will contribute approximately 75 marks. The exercises (including the design project) will contribute approximately 75 marks.

The Examiners require candidates for Paper 4(1) to demonstrate proficiency in drawing and candidates for Paper 4(2) to demonstrate proficiency in the Physical Chemical Laboratory. All candidates must show proficiency in computing applications and attend the classes in professional skills.

The approximate number of marks allocated to each part of a question will be indicated on the examination papers.

Part IIa

Each paper will contain seven questions, divided into three sections. Candidates are required to answer five questions in each paper: at least one from each of Sections A, B, and C. The number of questions on each lecture unit is shown in brackets.

Paper 1

Section A: Biotechnology (1)
Section B: Reactors 2.1: Mixing, RTD + Thermal Effects (1) Reactors 2.2: Heterogeneous and Bioreactors (3)
Section C: Thermodynamics 2.1: Equilibria (2)

Paper 2

Section A: Corrosion and Materials (2)
Section B: Fluid Mechanics 2.1 (2)
 Fluid Mechanics 2.2: Two-phase flow (2)
Section C: Mathematical Methods 2.1: Calculus (1)

Paper 3

Section A: Transport Processes 2.1: Heat Transfer (2)
Section B: Separations 2.1: Multicomponent Staged Processes (1)
 Separations 2.2: Advanced Continuous Contacting Processes (2)
Section C: Optimization (1)
 Statistics (1)

Paper 4

Section A: Process Systems 2.1: Process Dynamics and Control (3)

Section B: Process Systems 2.2: Process Synthesis and Energy Integration (2)

Section C: Process Systems 2.3: Safety, Health, and Environment 2 (2)

There will normally be 100 marks allotted for each paper, 150 marks for the design project and 50 marks for the exercises.

The approximate number of marks allocated to each part of a question will be indicated on the examination papers.

Part IIb

Paper 1 is a two-hour examination while Papers 2, 3, and 4 are all three-hour examinations.

Paper 1

This paper will contain five questions. Section A will contain three questions on states of matter. Section B will contain two questions on the engineer and the environment. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, two from Section A and one from Section B.

Paper 2

This paper will contain nine questions. Section A will contain three questions on reactor modelling. Section B will contain three questions on particle technology. Section C will contain three questions on fluid mechanics. Candidates will be required to answer four questions choosing from only two of Sections A, B, or C.

Paper 3

This paper will contain nine questions. Section A will contain three questions on combustion. Section B will contain three questions on modern metrology. Section C will contain three questions on sustainability in chemical engineering. Candidates will be required to answer four questions choosing from only two of Sections A, B, or C.

Paper 4

This paper will contain nine questions. Section A will contain three questions on stochastic modelling. Section B will contain three questions on rheology. Section C will contain three questions on bioprocess and tissue engineering. Candidates will be required to answer four questions choosing from only two of Sections A, B, or C.

The normal allocation of marks is 75 marks for Paper 1, 100 marks for Papers 2, 3, and 4, 150 marks for the Research/Design project, 50 marks for Product Design, and 25 marks for each of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management.

The approximate number of marks allocated to each part of a question will be indicated on the examination papers.

Classical Tripos, Part I (Old Regulations), 2004

The Faculty of Classics give notice that the form of the examination for Part I of the Classical Tripos in 2004 will be changed as follows:

Part I

Paper 7. Greek and Roman history

The number of questions students are required to answer in Paper 7 have been reduced from four to three.

Computer Science Tripos, Part II, and Diploma in Computer Science, 2004

The Computer Sciences Syndicate give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examination for Part II of the Computer Science Tripos and for the Diploma in Computer Science will be changed as follows:

Papers 7, 8, and 9 of the Computer Science Tripos will each contain 16 questions instead of 15 questions.

Historical Tripos, Parts I and II, 2004

The Faculty Board of History give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for certain papers for Parts I and II of the Historical Tripos will be changed as follows:

Part I

Section D

European History

Paper 17. European History 1715-1890

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions, at least one from each section.

Part II

Section C

Comparative and Thematic Studies

Paper 9. A subject in comparative and thematic studies specified by the Faculty Board from time to time: The Near East in the age of Justinian and Muhammad, AD 527-700.

There will be one three-hour examination paper which will be divided into two sections. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions. Candidates must answer at least one question from Section A.

Section D

Topics in English or European or English and European History

Paper 20. A subject in modern European history specified by the Faculty Board: European Fascism, 1919 to the present.

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions.

Paper 21. A subject in English or European or English and European history in the modern period specified by the Faculty Board from time to time: The nationalization of culture in Britain since 1800.

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions.

Section E

Extra-European History

Paper 28. A subject in extra-European history specified by the Faculty Board from time to time: The history of Latin America in the colonial period, c. 1500-1830.

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be expected to answer three questions.

Land Economy Tripos, 2004

The Board of Land Economy give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Land Economy Tripos will be changed as follows:

Group I

Paper 1. Economics

The paper will be divided into 4 sections: A, B, C, and D. All sections will carry equal weight in marks. Section A will consist of 6 short-answer questions on Microeconomics and Welfare Economics of which candidates will answer 3. Section B will consist of three questions on Microeconomics and Welfare Economics of which candidates will answer 1. Section C will consist of 6 short-answer questions on Macroeconomics of which candidates will answer 3. Section D will consist of 3 questions on Macroeconomics of which candidates will answer 1.

Group III

Paper 9. Private law

This paper will contain ten questions, of which candidates will be required to answer four. Candidates will be permitted to use their own copies of Blackstone's Statutes of Contract and Tort (any edition) of Blackstone's Statutes on Contract, Tort, and Restitution (any edition).

Group V

Paper 13. Landlord and tenant law

The paper will be divided into two sections. Section A will contain four questions on the common law of leases and of the rights and obligations of the parties to leases. Section B will contain four questions on the statutory regulation of residential, business, and agricultural tenancies. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, two from each section.

Candidates will be permitted to use their own copies of:

(1) Butterworth's Landlord and Tenant Handbook (any edition and in one or two volumes), or Blackstone's Statutes on Landlord and Tenant (any edition);
(2) Sweet and Maxwell's Property Law Statutes (any edition), or Blackstone's Property Law Statutes (any edition);
(3) Their own copies or photocopies of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

Rules of general application

(1) Duration

All papers will be examined by means of a three-hour unseen written paper unless otherwise specified.

(4) Use of calculators

The only models of electronic calculators that candidates will be permitted to take into the examination room will be the CASIO fx 100D, the CASIO fx 115 (any version) or the CASIO fx 570 (any version except the fx 570MS). Each such calculator must be marked in the approved fashion.

Candidates may not bring into the examination external media associated with any calculator, such as instruction manuals, magnetic cards, or memory modules, but they may bring in spare batteries. Candidates are warned that the Examiners are not prepared to make allowances, when marking, for the malfunction of a candidate's calculator for whatever reason.

Law Tripos, Examination for European Students, and the LL.M. Examination, 2004

The Faculty Board of Law give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Law Tripos, the Examination for European Students, and the LL.M. Examination will be changed as follows:

Law Tripos

Group IV

Paper 48. Prescribed subjects: Competition law (half-papers)

The paper will contain not less than six questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any three.

Examination for European Students

Paper 48. Prescribed subjects: Competition law (half-papers)

The paper will contain not less than six questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any three.

LL.M. Examination

Paper 1. Corporate tax

The paper will be divided into two sections and will contain not less than six questions. Candidates will be required to attempt three questions of which at least one must be taken from each section.

Paper 2. International commercial tax

The paper will be divided into two sections and will contain not less than six questions. Candidates will be required to attempt three questions of which at least one must be taken from each section.

Paper 16. Civil and social rights in the European Union

The paper will contain not less than eight questions. Candidates taking the three-hour paper will be required to attempt three questions. Candidates taking the two-hour paper will be required to attempt any two questions. Candidates who have submitted an essay are advised not to attempt a question which overlaps substantially with the subject of the essay. Credit will not be given for material which is re-used.

Paper 17. EC trade law

The paper will contain not less than eight questions. Candidates taking the three-hour paper will be required to attempt three questions, of which at least one question must be taken from Section A and at least one from Section B. Candidates taking the two-hour paper will be required to attempt two questions, of which one must be taken from Section A and one from Section B. Candidates who have submitted an essay are advised not to attempt a question which overlaps substantially with the subject of their essay. Credit will not be given for material which is re-used.

Paper 18. The European Union as a new legal order

The paper will contain no fewer than ten questions. Candidates taking the three-hour paper will be required to attempt any three questions and candidates taking the two-hour paper will be required to attempt two. Candidates are advised not to attempt a question which overlaps substantially with the subject of their essay; credit will not be given for material which is re-used.

Paper 38.

The following LL.M. seminar courses will be examined by dissertation only:

Comparative law Public law

International human rights law Tax policy

Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, 2004

The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for certain papers for the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos will be changed as follows:

Part IA (Option A)

Paper PGA3. Introduction to the Portuguese language, 3: Introduction to Portuguese literature

No literary essay question (Question 3) will be set on the text from which the commentary in Question 2 has been taken.

Paper SPA3. Introduction to the Spanish language, 3: Introduction to Hispanic literature

No literary essay question (Question 3) will be set on the text from which the commentary in Question 2 has been taken.

Parts IB and II

Paper Ge. 4. German literary culture in the early and high middle ages

The commentary question (Section C) in this paper will no longer be compulsory, it will be optional.

Paper Ge. 5. German literary culture in the late middle ages

The commentary question (Section C) in this paper will no longer be compulsory, it will be optional.

Paper Ru. 10. The history of the Russian language (also serves as Paper 14 of the Linguistics Tripos)

Question 1 will no longer require candidates to identify the passage, but only to comment on the language.

Part II

Paper CS 1. The Romance languages (also serves as Paper 16 of the Linguistics Tripos)

The paper will no longer contain any sections. Candidates will be required answer question 1 and any other two questions.

Music Tripos, Parts IB and II, 2004

The Faculty Board of Music give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Music Tripos for Parts IB and II will be changed as follows:

Part Ib

Paper 6. Notation: The music of Guillaume Dufay

The examination will be a four-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer two questions from a choice of four.

Paper 11. Ethnomusicology: Music in Middle Eastern societies

The examination for Paper 11 will consist of a written paper of two hours' duration together with the submission of

(i) a transcription of recorded music whose total duration shall be no longer than three minutes, chosen by the candidate and approved by the Teaching Committee of the Faculty Board, and
(ii) an essay of not more than 1,500 words (excluding bibliography and appendices), comprising an analytical study of the transcription.

For the transcription exercise, candidates must submit details of their proposed piece or pieces of music (title or titles and a short description, together with a note of the total duration and a reference to the recorded source or sources) to the Course Co-ordinator not later than the division of the Lent Term; this music need not be related to the subject prescribed for the written paper. The transcription and the essay shall be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners, together with a recording of the music transcribed, not later than the eighth day of the Full Easter Term in which the examination is to be held. Candidates are required to sign a declaration that the transcription or essay is his or her own work, unaided except as may be specified in the declaration, and that it does not contain material that has already been used to any substantial extent for a comparable purpose.

Part II

A candidate for Part II shall offer six papers in all: these shall include at least one and not more than three from Papers 1-4, providing that no candidate may offer in combination Papers 2, 3, and 4 and at least two from the additional papers prescribed by the Faculty Board. At least two of the papers must be from among those examined by three-hour written examination.

Paper 4. Portfolio of free compositions

Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of three compositions. One of the compositions should be a setting of words, and one should include fugal elements and/or incorporate the techniques of ground bass and/or chaconne. One piece should be for orchestra (with or without voices) or ensemble of no fewer than ten players. One piece should be no shorter than eight minutes in duration. Normal staff notation will usually be expected, but electro-acoustic submissions are also acceptable. In addition, each candidate must submit a recording of at least one of the three pieces.

Paper 5. Analysis portfolio

Candidates will be required to submit three essays involving the use of analytical techniques, to a maximum total length of 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices, but including footnotes). In the case of submissions involving substantial non-verbal elements (e.g. Schenkerian graphs) the total number of words may be reduced accordingly. Candidates will be required to submit brief abstracts of the essays to the Chairman of Examiners, countersigned by the supervisor concerned, outlining the nature of the three projects.

Paper 6. Notation portfolio

Candidates are required to submit three projects involving the study of notations and of original source material from the Western art music tradition, to a maximum total length of 6,000 words in addition to transcriptions. There is no limitation of the type of material to be studied, nor is there any requirement for the three projects to deal with different types of notation or source or type of music. It is intended that candidates confront and find ways of handling issues thrown up by specific notations and/or types of source: the portfolio should therefore contain transcriptions and accompanying notes, in which the nature of the issues and ways of dealing with them are explained. If necessary, the portfolio may include recorded examples.

Candidates are advised that it is possible to take this paper as well as a written notation paper in Part II, provided that the portfolio projects do not coincide with the repertories dealt with in any written notation paper. Candidates will be required to submit brief abstracts of the three projects to the Chairman of Examiners, countersigned by the supervisor concerned, outlining the nature of and source material for each of the three projects.

Paper 7. Test of performance

The examination for this paper will consist of two elements, (i) a test of performance and (ii) the submission of an essay.

Two copies of the pieces of the candidate's choice should be brought to the examination.

Papers 8-17. Additional papers

The papers in 2004 will be:

Paper 8. Notation: Parisian polyphony

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer two questions.

Paper 9. Music and drama in the middle ages

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 10. The sight of sound: music, painting, and history

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 11. Goethe and music: responses to Faust

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 12. The idea of Beethoven

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 13. Soviet music

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 14. Film music

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 15. Schenkerian analysis

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer two questions.

Paper 16. Ethnomusicology and the past

The examination will be a three-hour written examination. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 17. Choral studies

The paper will be examined by a written two-hour examination, marked as 2/3 of the whole paper, and either a practical examination or submitted work, marked as 1/3 of the paper.

(i) Written examination

Candidates will answer two questions, one on each of the two prescribed topics.

(ii) Practical examination or submitted work

For this element of the paper, candidates must choose one of the following options:

(a) Choral conducting

Candidates will rehearse a choir assembled by the Course Co-ordinator (which will not include other members of the Faculty of Music) for 23 minutes on between one and three compositions prescribed by the Course Co-ordinator by the end of the Michaelmas Term preceding the examination. The choir will already know the music to be rehearsed, and candidates will be assessed on their ability to communicate their musical intentions and improve the quality of performance through both verbal communication and their conducting. The examination will be held during the first half of the Easter Term, and those present will comprise the candidates, choir, and Examiners only.

(b) Extended essay

This may be on the recording history of choral music or another appropriate topic proposed by the candidate, though a candidate should not submit an essay on recording history if also doing so for the Test of Performance Paper. The essay must not exceed 3,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices, but including footnotes).

(c) Edition with commentary

This will be an edition with introductory preface and critical commentary of a choral work or group of works from the period 1500 to 1800 not published in a modern scholarly edition.

Candidates intending to offer (a) should inform the Course Co-ordinator by the division of the Michaelmas Term preceding the examination. Candidates intending to offer (b) or (c) should discuss their proposed topics with the Course Co-ordinator before submitting them for approval by the Chairman of Examiners by the fourth day of the Full Lent Term preceding the examination; approval from the Teaching Committee of the Faculty Board must be obtained not later than the Division of Lent Term. The material should be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners so as to arrive by the eighth day of the Easter Term. Candidates are required to sign a declaration that the essay or edition with commentary is his or her own work, unaided except as may be specified in the declaration, and that it does not contain material that has already been used to any substantial extent for a comparable purpose.

Oriental Studies Tripos, 2004

The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Oriental Studies Tripos will be changed as follows:

Egyptology

E. 21. Ancient Egypt, 4

This paper will be examined by (a) a written paper and (b) the submission of records of such course-work undertaken during the courses leading to the examination as shall be determined from time to time by the Faculty Board. Both parts will carry equal weight.

Part (a) will consist of a three-hour written paper at the end of the second year; candidates are required to select four questions from a total of twelve (50% of the marks).

For part (b) the recommended course-work is:

(i) two illustrated reports arising from the study-trip to Egypt (to be undertaken between the summer following the first year of the Part II course and the following Christmas vacation inclusive): a general one covering the study-trip as a whole and one specifically devoted to a site or collection of material. These should be ready for handing in by the division of the Lent Term (2004) (together 30% of the marks);
(ii) a short museum-based project to be completed during the first half of the Part II course (20% of the marks).

Chinese Studies

C. 6. Chinese history: specified subject 1

The paper will consist of 15 questions divided into three sections. Candidates are required to answer at least one question from each section, and may be asked to comment on short quotations in English translation from relevant secondary or primary sources.

Assyriology

As. 13. and As.16. History of Mesopotamia, and historical archaeology of Mesopotamia

Candidates should answer three questions, at least one from Section A and one from Section B. The remaining question may be from either section.

Philosophy Tripos, 2004

The Faculty Board of Philosophy give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for certain papers of the Philosophy Tripos will be changed as follows:

Part Ia

Paper 4. Set texts

The paper will be divided into three sections, one on each of the set authors, and candidates are asked to answer four questions out of at least twelve set, which must be chosen from at least two sections: Plato, Meno; Hobbes, Leviathan, chapters 13-21; Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

Part II

Paper 1. Metaphysics

Candidates are asked to answer three questions out of at least ten set.

Candidates taking Paper 9 may not answer questions in this paper on Wittgenstein's Tractatus (which will be marked with an asterisk).

Paper 9. Special subject: Wittgenstein

Candidates are asked to answer three questions out of at least ten set.

Candidates taking this paper are barred from answering questions on the Tractatus in the Metaphysics paper.

Paper 12. Essay

Candidates are asked to write on one topic out of at least 22 set.

Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Parts IIA and IIB, 2004

The Faculty Board of Social and Political Sciences give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for Parts IIA and IIB of the Social and Political Sciences Tripos will be changed as follows:

Pol. 3. Analysis of modern politics II

The paper will no longer be undivided. Candidates should answer three questions, one from each section.

Psy. 1. Social psychology

This paper will be assessed by one divided three-hour paper, in which candidates will be asked to answer three questions, including at least one from each section. Section A will contain questions on personality and related topics (personality and social behaviour, self, and psychoanalysis), while Section B will contain questions related to all other parts of the course.

Psy. 4. Current topics in social psychology

This paper will be assessed by one divided three-hour paper, in which candidates will be asked to answer three questions, not more than two to be taken from any one section. Section A will contain questions on the social context of emotion, Section B will contain questions on social representations, Section C will contain questions on social judgement and decision-making, and Section D will contain questions on communication.

Theological and Religious Studies Tripos and the examination for the degree of Bachelor in Theology for Ministry, 2004

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos and for the degree of Bachelor in Theology for Ministry will be changed as follows:

Theological and Religious Studies Tripos

Paper A1B. New Testament Greek

The examination for this paper will contain:

1. Several passages for translation and for exegetical comment from the prescribed chapters. Candidates will be required to translate the passages into English, paying attention to the style of the translation, and commenting on the grammatical form and function of the words and phrases underlined.
2. Unseen passages for translation.
3. A question asking candidates to assess alternative translations of several short passages taken from the prescribed chapters.

Paper A2. One God? Hearing the Old Testament

The examination will consist of a three-hour written examination. The paper will contain passages for comment from the prescribed texts and essay-questions. Candidates will be required to answer a gobbet question (requiring comments on four passages from a choice of seven) and three essay questions from a choice of about twelve. Each question will be worth 25% of the total marks. NRSV Bibles will be available for use in the examination, but candidates are not expected to show greater precision in biblical references as a result of the availability of these Bibles.

Paper A3. From Bethlehem to Rome: Luke - Acts and the origins of Christianity

The examination paper will consist of three sections: A, B, and C. Candidates will be required to answer one question from each section. Section A will contain one passage from the set texts for exegetical comment. Section B will consist of at least five questions that attend primarily to Luke's Gospel. Section C will contain at least five questions that attend primarily to Acts and one question requiring knowledge of both Luke and Acts. NRSV Bibles and Greek New Testaments will be available for use in the examination, but candidates are not expected to show greater precision in biblical references as a result of their availability.

Paper A4. Christianity and the transformation of culture

The examination paper will consist of a three-hour written examination. The paper will be divided into four sections, A-D. Sections A, B, and C will correspond to the set topics. Section D will contain general questions arising from the study of the three set topics. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, and must select questions from at least three of the four sections.

Paper A5. The shaping of modern theology

The examination will take the form of a three-hour written paper. There will be at least one question on each set text, together with at least six questions each requiring discussion of at least two set texts. Candidates will be required to answer four questions from a choice of at least twenty and to display knowledge of at least four set texts.

Paper B1B. Intermediate New Testament Greek

The examination will consist of three parts, each of which will carry equal value. Part I will require students to translate and expound three short gobbets of Mark in Greek (out of six). Part II will ask for translation and exposition of one longer passage (out of three). Part III will require one essay on a choice of at least four exegetical and theological questions in Mark. Copies of the New Testament in Greek will be provided for the use of candidates.

Paper B4. The letters of Paul

The examination will consist of a three-hour written paper. Candidates will be required to comment on three passages out of six from the prescribed text (quoted in Greek and English), and to attempt three essay questions out of a choice of at least ten. NRSV Bibles will be available for use in the examination but candidates are not expected to show greater precision in Biblical references as a result of the availability of Bibles.

Paper B7. Reform and renewal in Christian history

The examination will take the form of a three-hour written paper which will be divided into three sections. The first two sections will correspond to the prescribed topics. The third section will consist of questions which will give candidates the opportunity to explore common themes relating to the two prescribed topics. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, and the questions they attempt must be selected from at least two sections.

Paper C2. Poets, prophets, storytellers, and sages

The examination will consist of a three-hour written paper which will be divided into three sections. Section A will contain five essay questions on the Pentateuch and the historical books and a gobbet question on the set text, requiring comment on four passages from a choice of eight. Section B will contain five essay questions on prophecy; Section C will contain five questions on poetic and wisdom literature. Candidates will be required to attempt the gobbet questions in Section A and three essay questions taken from at least two sections of the paper. NRSV and Hebrew Bibles will be available for use in the examination but candidates are not expected to show greater precision in Biblical references as a result of the availability of Bibles.

Paper C3. Jesus and Christology

The examination will consist of a three-hour written paper, which will be divided into two sections. Section A will contain at least six questions on the life and teaching of Jesus. Section B will contain at least six questions on selected topics in New Testament Christology. Candidates will be required to attempt three questions altogether, at least one from each section. The questions in each section may include one gobbet question, in each case requiring comment on three passages taken from the Gospels, but there are no set texts as such, and these questions will not be compulsory. Copies of the New Testament in Greek and the NRSV Bible will be provided.

Paper D2(c). Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust

The examination for this paper will consist of the submission of two essays, each of not more than 3,000 words of length, on topics chosen by the candidates in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 19 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 395).

Bachelor of Theology for Ministry

Group B

Paper 11. Further Old Testament studies

NRSV and Hebrew Bibles will be available for use in the examination but candidates are not expected to show greater precision in Biblical references as a result of the availability of Bibles.


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