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FORM AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS, 2004-05: NOTICE

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2004-05, by comparison with those examinations in 2004, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Archaeological and Anthropological Tripos, Part IIB (Archaeology)

The Faculty Board of Archaeology and Anthropology give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examination for the following paper for Part IIB (Archaeology) will be changed as follows:

Archaeology

Paper A3. History and scope of archaeology II

Candidates will be allowed to select any three questions from a single list of questions.

Architecture Tripos, Part IB

The Faculty Board of Architecture and History of Art give notice that, with effect from October 2004, the proportion of marks between the different sections of the Architecture Tripos, Part IB, examination will be as follows:

Section A.Written papers40%
 Each paper will therefore count for 8%
Section B.Studio-work60%
 (taking into account the amount, appropriateness, and quality of Computer Aided Design work)
Section C.Course-work, counting as 50% of Paper 3, Principles of construction, and as 50% of Paper 5, Principles of environmental design

Engineering Tripos

The Faculty Board of Engineering gives notice that the form of the examinations to be taken in the Easter Term 2005 shall be as follows:

For all parts of the Engineering Tripos (Parts IA, IB, IIA, IIB) there will be ten minutes' reading time before the start time of each paper. Candidates should present themselves in the examination room 15 minutes before the start time of each paper.

Engineering Tripos, Part IA

  Number of questions
on the paper
Number of sections
on the paper
Paper 1.Mechanical engineering8 short + 5 long2
Paper 2.Structures and materials 8 short + 5 long2
Paper 3.Electrical and information engineering8 short + 5 long3
Paper 4.Mathematical methods8 short + 4 long3

Candidates are expected to answer all eight short questions and four long questions on each paper. The long questions on Papers 1-3 may be chosen from any section of the paper.

Engineering Tripos, Part IB

Paper 8. Selected topics

Paper 8 is divided into eight sections.

 Number of questions
Section A: Introductory business economics2
Candidates are required to answer one question only.
Sections B-H: Seven topics 
    (B) Civil and structural engineering3
    (C) Mechanics, materials, and design3
    (D) Aerothermal engineering3
    (E) Electrical engineering3
    (F) Information engineering3
    (G) Biological and medical engineering3
    (H) Manufacturing, management, and design3

Candidates are expected to answer not more than four questions. The questions should be from two sections only and not more than two questions should be answered from either section. Candidates who are offering a foreign language as an option are required to answer not more than two questions from one section only.

Paper 8 will be of two and a half hours' duration, or of one and a half hours' duration in the case of candidates who are offering a foreign language.

Engineering Tripos, Part IIA

Each candidate will be required to offer modules whose total duration for written papers amounts to 15 hours. All papers of one and a half hours' duration will carry equal weight, whether assessed by written paper only or by written paper and course-work. Where a module is assessed by written paper and course-work, the course-work will carry weight equal to one quarter of a module. Papers 3A1, 3A3, and 3A5 will each be of three hours' duration and will carry weight equal to two modules. Each candidate will be required to submit course-work, in addition to any course-work assessed as part of a module, which will carry weight equal to four modules.

All candidates will be provided with a complete set of the standard data books in bound form for all examinations. The students will be informed during lectures if there are any special data sheets associated with an individual paper. A copy of any such data sheet will be issued to students by the lecturer, and will be made available in the examination.

In the working of all questions and in the evaluation of numerical quantities, candidates should show a sufficient number of steps to allow the Examiners to make a proper assessment of their answers.

Candidates should refer to the Faculty Board's Notice, dated September 2004, on the use of calculators in examinations.

Form of module written examination papers

 Module TitleWritten paper (p);
course-work (c)
Number of
questions on
the paper
Number of
questions to
be attempted
3A1Fluid mechanics I (double module)p85
3A3Fluid mechanics II (double module)p85
3A5Energy and power generation (double module)p85
3B1Radio frequency electronicsp43
3B2Integrated digital electronicsp43
3B3Switch-mode electronicsp43
3B4Electric drive systemsp43
3B5Semiconductor engineeringp43
3B6Photonic technologyp43
3C1Materials processing and designp43
3C2Materials process modelling and failure analysisp43
3C3Machine design - tribologyp43
3C4Machine design - transmissionsp43
3C5Dynamicsp53
3C6Vibrationp43
3C7Mechanics of solidsp43
3D1Soil mechanicsp43
3D2Geotechnical engineeringp43
3D3Structural materials and designp43
3D4Structural analysis and stabilityp43
3D5Environmental engineering Ip43
3D6Environmental engineering IIp43
3D7Finite element methodsp43
3E1Business economicsp42
3E2Marketingp42
3E3Modelling riskp42
3E4Modelling choicep42
3E5Human resource managementp42
3E6Organizational behaviour and changep42
3F1Signals and systemsp43
3F2Systems and controlp43
3F3Signal and pattern processingp43
3F4Data transmissionp43
3F5Computer and network systemsp43
3F6Software engineering and designp43
3I1Data structures and algorithms (CST)pSection A: 11
   Section B: 32
3M1Introduction to biosciencepSection A: 11
   Section B: 42
3M2Physiological systemspSection A: 11
   Section B: 52
4A1Nuclear power engineeringp + c43
4C4Design methodsp + c43
4C14Mechanics of biological systemsp43
4D1Petroleum engineeringp + c53
4D11Building physicsp + cSection A: 21
   Section B: 21
   Section C: 21
4D16Construction and managementp + c53
4E6Accounting and financep32
4M12Partial differential equations and variational methodsp43
4M13Complex analysis and optimizationp43

Engineering Tripos, Part IIB

Each candidate will be required to offer eight modules in total and undertake a project. All modules will carry equal weight, whether assessed by written paper or by course-work, or by a combination of written paper and course-work. Where a module is assessed by written paper and course-work, the course-work will carry weight equal to one-quarter of a module. In the exceptional case of a dissertation being submitted in place of a module, the dissertation will carry weight equal to one module. The project will carry marks equal to six modules.

For modules 4C6, 4C7, 4C9, and 4M12 only, candidates may bring into the examination room notes on the module that they have written personally by hand, and any notes authorized for use in the examination room by the module leader. This includes lecture notes issued by the module lecturers.

Candidates should refer to the Faculty Board's Notice, dated September 2004, on the use of calculators in examinations.

Form of module written examination papers

Number/Title/Method of Assessment
(written paper (p), course-work (c))
Number of questions
on the paper
Number of questions
to be attempted
4A1Nuclear power engineering (p & c)43
4A3Turbomachinery I (p & c)32
4A5Internal combustion engines (p)43
4A6Flow induced sound and vibration (p)43
4A8Environmental fluid mechanics (p)43
4A10Flow instability (p)43
4A11Turbomachinery II (p & c)32
4A12Turbulence (p)43
4B2Power electronics and applications (p)53
4B5Nanotechnology (p & c)53
4B6Solid state devices and chemical/biological sensors (p)53
4B7VLSI design, technology, and CAD (p & c)53
4B8Electronic system design (p & c)53
4B10Optoelectronic technologies (p & c)43
4B11Photonic systems (p)43
4B13Electronic sensors and instrumentation (p)53
4B14Solar-electronic power: generation and distribution (p & c)43
4B15Advanced telecommunications networks (p & c)32
4B17Photonics of molecular materials (p)53
4B18Advanced electronic devices (p)53
4C1Design against failure (p & c)43
4C2Designing with composites (p & c)43
4C3Electrical and nano materials (p)53
4C4Design methods (p & c)43
4C6Advanced linear vibration (p & c)43
4C7Random and non-linear vibration (p & c)43
4C8Applications of dynamics (p & c)43
4C9Continuum mechanics (p & c)32
4C14Mechanics of biological systems (p)43
4C15MEMS: design (p & c)43
4D1Petroleum engineering (p & c)53
4D2Lightweight structures (p & c)43
4D5Foundation engineering (p & c)43
4D6Dynamics in civil engineering (p & c)43
4D7Concrete and masonry structures (p & c)53
4D8Pre-stressed concrete (p & c)5 (2 in Section A,
3 in Section B)
3 (1 from Section A,
2 from Section B)
4D10Structural steelwork (p & c)43
4D11Building physics (p & c)6 (2 in Section A,
2 in Section B,
2 in Section C)
3 (1 from each
section)
4D14Contaminated land and waste containment (p & c)43
4D16Construction and management (p & c)53
4E6Accounting and finance (p)32
4M6Materials and processes for microsystems (MEMS) (p & c)43
4M8Bioinformatics (p)32
4M12Partial differential equations and variational methods (p)43
4M13Complex analysis and optimization (p) 4 3
4F1Control system design (p & c)32
4F2Robust multivariable control (p & c)32
4F3Nonlinear and predictive control (p)43
4F5Digital communications (p)43
4F6Signal detection and estimation (p)43
4F7Digital filters and spectrum estimation (p)43
4F8Image processing and image coding (p)42
4F9Medical imaging and 3-D computer graphics (p)6 (2 in Section A, 2 in Section B, 2 in Section C)3 (1 from each Section)
4F10Statistical pattern processing (p)53
4F11Speech processing (p)53
4F12Computer vision and robotics (p)53

The paper for Modules 4D8, 4D11, 4F9, and 4M13 will be divided into sections as follows:

4D8Section A questions have weighting of 50%.
 Section B questions have weighting of 25%.
 Both sections may have any relevant topic.
 
4D11Section AHeating and ventilation
 Section BLighting
 Section CAcoustics
 All sections carry equal weighting
 
4F9Section AMedical image acquisition
 Section BCurves, surfaces, and interpolation
 Section C3D graphical rendering
 
4M13Section AComplex analysis
 Section BOptimization

Historical Tripos, Part II, and Preliminary Examination for Part I

The Faculty Board of History give notice that with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for certain papers of the Historical Tripos will be as follows:

Preliminary for Part I

Paper 1. Historical argument and practice

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be required to answer one question.

Paper 2. British political and constitutional history

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

Paper 3. British economic and social history

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

Paper 4. European history

There will be one three-hour examination paper divided into two sections.

Candidates will be required to answer three questions from either Section 1 or Section 2. Candidates answering questions from Section 2 will be required to answer at least one question from each of sub-sections A and B.

Paper 5. Extra-European history

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

Part II

Section A

Special Subject

Paper 1. Sources paper

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be required to answer three questions including 1 and 2, and one other from questions 3 or 4.

Paper 2. Essay paper

There will be one long essay. Candidates will be required to submit an essay of 3,000 to 6,000 words.

Section F

Paper 30. Historical argument and practice

There will be one three-hour examination paper. Candidates will be required to answer one question or comment on one quotation bearing in mind the requirement to relate their specialist knowledge to more general themes of historical inquiry and explanation.

Land Economy Tripos

The Board of Land Economy give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for the Land Economy Tripos will be changed as follows:

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 and business tenancies. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, two from each section.

Candidates will be permitted to use their own copies of:

Butterworth's Landlord and Tenant Handbook (any edition and in one or two volumes); or

Blackstone's Statutes on Landlord and Tenant (any edition);

and

Sweet and Maxwell's Property Law Statutes (any edition) or Blackstone's Property Law Statutes (any edition);

The Department will provide a clean copy of relevant statutory materials. These will NOT be available before the examination but will be placed on the desk in the examination hall.

Paper 15. Advanced techniques in finance and investment for real estate

The paper will be divided into two sections. Section A will contain no fewer than six empirical or problem oriented questions. Section B will contain no fewer than four essay type questions. These might involve some auxiliary calculations, but credit will be given primarily for the discussion based upon the calculation or other materials.

Candidates will be required to answer two questions from each section.

Law Tripos and Examination in Law for European Students

The Faculty Board of Law give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examination for the Law Tripos and the Examination in Law for European Students will be changed as follows:

Paper 4. Law of tort

The paper will consist of not less than nine questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any four.

Paper 24. Equity

The paper will consist of not less than nine questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any four.

Preliminary examination for the Linguistics Tripos, and Linguistics Tripos

The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examination for the Preliminary examination for the Linguistics Tripos and the Linguistics Tripos will be as follows:

Paper 3. Phonetics (Paper 3 of the Linguistics Tripos)

The paper will no longer contain content on speech perception models, the mental organization of speech production, or speech pathologies.

Paper 9. Foundations of speech communication (Paper 9 of the Linguistics Tripos)

The paper will contain content on the acoustics, biology and psychology of speech, including normal, developmental, and pathological aspects. The paper will be examined in part by an experimental project, and in part by a written paper. The written paper will be divided in two sections: a speech puzzle (Section A) and a choice of essays (Section B). Candidates must answer Section A, and one question from Section B.

For Papers 12, 14, and 17 please see the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos notice (below).

Mathematical Tripos, Parts IA, IB, and II

The Faculty Board of Mathematics give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for Parts IA, IB, and II of the Mathematical Tripos will be as follows:

PART IA

Papers 1, 2, 3, and 4 from the Mathematical Tripos are divided into two sections.

There are four questions in Section I and eight questions in Section II. Candidates may attempt all the questions in Section I and at most five questions from Section II, of which no more than three may be on the same course. Each question in Section II is marked out of 20 and one quality mark (alpha or beta) is available. Each question in Section I will be marked out of 10 and one beta will be available. For Mathematics with Computer Science or Mathematics with Physics candidates, the marks and quality marks for the Computer Science or Physics paper are scaled to bring them in line with Paper 4.

PART IB

The examination consists of Papers 1-4. Every candidate is required to offer all four papers.

Each paper is divided into two sections. Candidates may attempt at most four questions from Section I and at most six questions in Section II. Each question in Section II is marked out of 20, with one quality mark available (either an alpha or a beta). Each question in Section I is marked out of 10, with one beta available.

Questions on the different courses are distributed among the papers as specified in the following table. The letters S and L appearing in the table denote a question in Section I and a question in Section II, respectively.

 Paper 1Paper 2Paper 3Paper 4
Linear algebraL+SL+SLL+S
Groups, rings, and modulesLL+SL+SL+S
GeometrySLL+SL
Analysis IILL+SL+SL+S
Metric and topological spacesLSSL
Complex analysis  LS
 L+S*L*  
Complex methods  SL
MethodsLL+SL+SL+S
Quantum mechanicsLLL+SS
ElectromagnetismLL+SLS
Special relativitySS L
Fluid dynamicsL+SSLL
Numerical analysisSLLS
StatisticsL+SLSL
OptimizationSSLL
Markov chainsLLSS

*On Paper 1 and Paper 2, Complex analysis and Complex methods are examined by means of common questions.

PART II

There are two types of lecture courses in Part II, labelled C-courses and D-courses.

C-courses are intended to be straightforward and accessible, whereas D-courses are intended to be more demanding. There are 10 C-courses and 25 D-courses. All C-courses are 24 lectures, and D-courses may be 16 or 24 lectures. There are no restrictions on the number or type of courses that may be presented for examination.

The examination consists of Papers 1-4. Every candidate is required to offer all four papers. Each paper is divided into two sections. Each Section I question is marked out of 10 with one beta available; each Section II question is marked out of 20 with one quality mark (alpha or beta) available.

The number of questions set on each course varies according to the type and length of the course, as shown in the following table.

Number of lecturesSection ISection II
C-course, 24 lectures42
D-course, 24 lectures-4
D-course, 16 lectures-3

For all C-courses there is one Section I question on each of the four papers.

Section II questions on the different courses are distributed among the papers as shown in the following table:

C-courses
 P1P2P3P4
Number theory  **
Topics in analysis**  
Geometry of group actions*  *
Coding and cryptography ** 
Statistical modelling*   
Mathematical biology ** 
Dynamical systems**  
Further complex methods  **
Classical dynamics* * 
Cosmology * *
D-courses
 P1P2P3P4
Logic and set theory****
Graph theory****
Galois theory****
Representation theory****
Number fields** *
Algebraic topology****
Linear analysis****
Riemann surfaces****
Differential geometry****
Probability and measure****
Applied probability****
Principles of statistics****
Stochastic financial models****
Optimization and control ***
Partial differential equations****
Asymptotic methods* **
Integrable systems *** 
Principles of quantum mechanics****
Applications of quantum mechanics****
Statistical physics ***
Electrodynamics* **
General relativity** *
Fluid dynamics****
Waves****
Numerical analysis****

Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part IB, and Second Veterinary M.B. Examination

The Faculty Board of Biology give notice that the form of the examinations for the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part IB, and for the Second Veterinary M.B. Examinations which will be held 2005, has changed as follows:

PART Ib SCHEME A

Special Options

The marks gained by assessment of material in the Special Options will count only towards performance in the Tripos. The marks obtained for each option will count for 50% of the total option mark.

The formal assessment will consist of a single three-hour paper, which will examine the material in both List I and List II options. The paper will be divided into two sections, corresponding to the two lists of options, and further into sub-sections corresponding to the individual options. Candidates will be required to answer questions from the List I and List II sections corresponding to the options which they have taken.

The form of questions will vary between options and will be as follows:

List I

Clinical and applied physiology

The examination will consist of two essays selected from five.

Infectious diseases and host pathogen interactions

The examination will consist of two essays selected from five.

Experimental psychology

The examination will consist of two essays selected from five.

Use and abuse: pharmacology of Janus drugs

The examination will consist of one essay selected from five, and two short answer questions selected from three. The essay will carry half the marks for this option.

List II

Development biology for medicine: concepts to clinic

The examination will consist of two essays selected from five.

Man, molecules, and the environment

The examination will consist of two essays selected from five.

Sensorimotor neurobiology

The examination will consist of two essays selected from four or five.

Tumour biology

The examination will consist of two essays chosen from four.

The Special Options will be taken by medical students only. Veterinary students will be required to take Comparative Vertebrate Biology.

PART IB SCHEME B

Comparative Vertebrate Biology

Candidates will be examined by two papers each lasting one-and-a-half hours. Each paper will carry 50 per cent of the total mark.

Paper 1 will be divided into two sections Section I will consist of a circuit of compulsory short answer questions and Section II will be a practical examination comprising a set of 'spots' at each of which a specimen or a problem is placed. Candidates must move between stations every few minutes and answer one or more questions in a short set time.

Each station will carry an equivalent number of marks. The examination will include recognition and interpretation of photographic, diagrammatic, radiological, skeletal, and prosected material.

Paper 2 (Section III) will be divided into two parts. Candidates must answer one question from each part, spending equal time on each part and each question will carry an equivalent mark. Part A will be in essay format and will examine the ability to compare and contrast the biology of the different vertebrate classes. Part B will also be in essay format and will examine the ability to discuss the structure, development, and evolution of the mammalian head.

SECOND VETERINARY M.B. EXAMINATION

Comparative vertebrate biology (CVB)

For details of the examination in this subject see the entry under Scheme B for the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part IB. The Second Veterinary M.B. Examination will be determined by the performance of students in Paper 1 (Sections I and II) of the examination.

Preparing for the veterinary profession (PfVP)

The examination will be 45 minutes long. The format will remain unchanged.

Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos

The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for certain papers for the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos will be changed as follows:

Part IA (Option A) Spanish and Portuguese

Paper Pg. A1. Introduction to the foreign language, 1 (Use of Portuguese)

The paper will be divided into two sections: 'Grammar' (Section A) and 'Reading comprehension and composition' (Section B). In Section A, candidates will be required to answer five questions focusing on different aspects of grammar (conjugation, verb tenses, prepositions, etc.), and to translate a short passage of approximately 150 words. In Section B, candidates will read a passage of 400 words and answer one vocabulary question, between three and five short comprehension questions, and one composition question on the passage (250-300 words).

Paper Sp. A1. Introduction to the foreign language, 1 (Use of Spanish)

The paper will be divided into two sections: 'Grammar' (Section A) and 'Reading comprehension and composition' (Section B). In Section A, candidates will be required to answer five questions focusing on different aspects of grammar (conjugation, verb tenses, prepositions, etc.), and to translate a short passage of approximately 150 words. In Section B, candidates will read a passage of 400 words and answer one vocabulary question, between three and five short comprehension questions, and one composition question on the passage (250-300 words).

Parts IA and IB

Paper Pg. 1. Introduction to the structures and varieties of modern Portuguese

The paper will be divided in two sections: 'Structures' (Section A) and 'Varieties' (Section B). Candidates will be required to answer three questions. At least one question must be answered from each of the two sections.

Paper Sp. 1. Introduction to the structures and varieties of modern Spanish

The paper will be divided in two sections: 'Structures' (Section A) and 'Varieties' (Section B). Candidates will be required to answer three questions. At least one question must be answered from each of the two sections.

Part IB

Paper Du. 2. The literature and society of the Low Countries, before 1585

Candidates will be required to answer three questions. At least one question must be answered from each of the two sections.

Paper Ge. 4. The making of German culture, 1

Candidates will be required to answer three questions. Each question will be sub-divided into two sections, (a) and (b), from which a candidate may choose to answer either section (a) or (b), except that at least one of the three answers must address section (b). It is also possible to substitute a portfolio of essays for this Paper.

Parts IB and II

Paper Ge. 10. German literature, thought, and history since 1910

The paper will no longer include a poetry commentary question.

Paper Ge. 11. The history of the German language (also serves as Paper 12 of the Linguistics Tripos)

Question 1 will now require candidates to write a linguistic commentary on one from a choice of texts, discussing the extent to which it is typical of its period, region of origin and, where appropriate, text-type.

Question 2 will no longer include a commentary, and candidates will be required to answer in the form of an essay.

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

Question 1 will now require candidates to translate a passage of set text into English, and to analyse specified linguistic forms.

Part II

Paper CS. 3. The Slavonic languages (also serves as Paper 17 of the Linguistics Tripos)

Question 1 will now require candidates to compare and contrast extracts from three modern Slavonic languages, in relation to Old Church Slavonic.

Paper It. 8. Italian literature, thought, and culture, from 1500-1600

Candidates will be required to answer three questions, relating to three different topics. There will be no sections on the paper, and no obligation to answer any particular combination of questions, as long as the same material is not used in more than one question.

There will be three questions for each topic, in the form 1(a), 1(b), 1(c). One of these questions may be in the form of a passage for commentary. Questions may refer to specific authors, but there will also be ample opportunity for students to answer questions with reference to authors who are not listed in the recommended reading for the paper.

Papers Li. 3 and Li. 9.

For information on Papers Li. 3 and Li. 9 please see the Linguistics Tripos notice (above).

Music Tripos, Part II

The Faculty Board of Music give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for the Music Tripos for Part II will be changed as follows:

Paper 8. Parisian polyphony

The paper will last three hours. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, including at least one from each of two sections.

Oriental Studies Tripos

The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for the Oriental Studies Tripos will be changed as follows:

Chinese

C.O. Chinese Oral Examination

The examination consists of a listening comprehension test and an oral test. All timings are approximate, and all oral tests will be recorded.

(a) Listening Comprehension Test: (30-40 minutes)

Candidates will be asked to answer multiple-choice questions in Chinese related to recorded passages read aloud in Chinese. (40 marks)

(b) The candidate will first be asked to provide an oral précis of his or her dissertation and answer questions about it. Then s/he will be asked to discuss a selected topic with the Examiners. Finally, there will be a test on English-Chinese Interpretation. The selected topic will be posted in the Faculty one working day before the examination. (60 marks)

Paper C.7. Chinese history: specified subject, 2.

The paper will examine the history of the globalization of China from c.1850 to c.1950. The examination of this paper will consist of the submission of an essay of no more than 8,000 words based on relevant primary and secondary sources before the first day of Full Easter Term.

Hebrew

H.1. Hebrew texts, 1.

The paper consists of two questions, both of which must be attempted. The first question will now require candidates to translate six specified passages from Biblical Hebrew texts into English and to add textual or philological comments.

H.11. Hebrew texts, 2.

The paper is divided into two sections, A and B, containing passages from Biblical and non-Biblical (inscriptions, post-Biblical Hebrew) texts for translation into English and comment. Candidates must attempt nine questions in all, five from Section A and four from Section B.

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Is.3. Middle Eastern and Islamic literatures

The paper will consist of six passages (chosen from a range of works which will have been made available to the students in the course of the year), of which candidates shall comment on two; (but not translated) and six essays, of which candidates shall attempt two. All questions carry equal marks.

Is.4. Arabic literature 1: an anthology

The paper will consist of six passages (chosen from a range of works which will have been made available to the students in the course of the year), of which candidates shall comment on two (but not translated) and six essays, of which candidates shall attempt two. All questions carry equal marks.

Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Parts IIA and IIB

The Faculty Board of Social and Political Sciences give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for the Social and Political Sciences Tripos for Parts IIA and IIB will be changed as follows:

PARTS IIA AND IIB

Pol. 4. The analysis of modern politics III: comparative politics

This paper consists of two equal sections. Candidates must answer three questions, at least one from each Section.

Psy. 2. Experimental psychology (borrowed paper of Experimental Psychology from Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos)

The examination will consist of two three-hour written papers, a written practical of an hour and a half, and the submission of practical reports.

In each of the written papers (Papers 1 and 2), candidates will be required to attempt six questions. Section A will contain four questions, of which candidates must attempt two. In Sections B-E, each Section will contain two or more questions, of which candidates must attempt one. The sections will cover the following topics:

Section A - Human experimental psychology (perception, memory, cognition);

Section B - Psychophysiology;

Section C - Developmental psychology;

Section D - Social psychology;

Section E - Individual differences and abnormal psychology.

Each written paper will carry the same mark and count 40% towards the total mark for the subject.

The written practical paper (Paper 3) will be divided into two sections, A and B. In Section A, candidates will be required to attempt a compulsory statistics question requiring the analysis of data. Section B will contain three questions on experimental design, of which candidates must attempt one. Paper 3 will count as 20% towards the total mark for the subject.

Candidates will also be assessed in relation to five specified practical classes. For four of these, candidates will be required to submit written accounts of the practical class. For the remaining one, assessment will take the form of a ('quiz') held during the practical class or immediately following the class. Each report or quiz result will be judged to be either 'satisfactory' or 'unsatisfactory'. For each practical report either not received or judged to be unsatisfactory, 1.5 percentage marks will be subtracted from the total marks gained in the written papers.

LL.M. Examination

The Faculty Board of Law give notice that, with effect from the examinations in 2005, the form for the LL.M. Examination will be changed as follows:

Paper 5. International sales

The paper will contain eight questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any three.

Paper 6. Commercial insurance law

The paper will consist of not less than eight questions of which candidates will be required to attempt any four.

Paper 20. Law of armed conflict: use of force and peacekeeping

The paper will be divided into two Sections, A and B, and will contain no fewer than eight questions. Candidates will be required to attempt three questions of which at least one question must be taken from Section A and at least one question from Section B.

Paper 36. International intellectual property law

The paper will contain six questions; three in Part A and three in Part B. Candidates taking the three-hour paper will be required to attempt three questions from Part A or three questions from Part B. Candidates taking the two-hour paper will be required to attempt two questions from Part A or two questions from Part B.

Bachelor of Theology for Ministry

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2005, the form of the examinations for the Bachelor of Theology for Ministry will be changed as follows:

Paper 16.

Section B will contain at least five questions on the period since 1800.

Paper 37.

Candidates who choose to be assessed by three-hour examination will be required to answer three questions instead of four.


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