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the opinion of the Examiners he has given evidence of sufficient attainments in any subject for the ordinary Degree of Master of Arts, receive from them a certificate of having passed in such subject, which shall count pro tanto as part of the examination required under the regulations for the ordinary Degree of Master of Arts.
BOARDS OF STUDIES.
XIV. The Senatus shall from time to time institute Boards: of Studies corresponding in general to the Departments of Study or to any two or more of such Departments enumerated in Section VIII. of this Ordinance.
XV. Each Board of Studies shall consist of such Members of the Senatus and Lecturers in the University as the Senatus may from time to time select, and the Senatus shall appoint one of the Members of the Board to be Convener thereof.
XVI. In the course of each Academical year each Professor and Lecturer in each of the said Departments of study shall submit to the proper Board of Studies for its approval (a) a syllabus of the subjects and books proposed for the work of his class for the next Academical year; and (b) a syllabus of the subjects and books to be prescribed for the Examinations for the ordinary Degree of Master of Arts in the next Academical year, and also for the Honours Examinations in the Academical year next but one. As soon as such approval has been given, each syllabus shall be transmitted to the Faculty of Arts for its consideration. Each syllabus, with such observations as the Faculty of Arts may see fit to make thereon, shall then be transmitted to the Senatus for its sanc-tion.
XVII. Each Board of Studies shall in like manner make recommendations through the Faculty of Arts to the Senatus in regard to the Honours courses which may be sanctioned under the provisions of this Ordinance, and the lectures which may be given on special subjects.
XVIII. The Principal and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts shall be ex officio Members of each Board of Studies. The Convener shall preside, and, in his absence, each meeting shall appoint its own Chairman, and every Chairman shall have a deliberative, and, in cases of equality, a casting vote.
XIX. A candidate for the Degree of Master of Arts shall not be deemed to have attended a class as part of the Curriculum for that Degree who does not present a certificate bearing not only that he has regularly attended the class, but also that he has duly performed the work thereof.
XX. A student, who has given attendance at classes recognised as qualifying for graduation in Arts during one or more Academical years in any one or more of the other Scottish Universities, may complete his Curriculum by giving attendance during the remainder of his course in the University of Aberdeen, and may proceed to a Degree in that University in the same way in all respects, as if the previous part of his Curriculum had been taken therein Provided always that no such student shall be admitted to a Degree in the University of Aberdeen unless he has attended qualifying classes therein during the whole of the last Academical year of his Curriculum. Further, the Senatus may accept, under such conditions as they may from time to time prescribe, attendance at other Universities specially recognised by the University Court, and the examinations passed therein, provided always that every student whose attendance or examinations are thus accepted, shall attend qualifying classes for at least two Academical years in the University of Aberdeen, and shall pass the Examinations of that University in the subjects studied therein.
XXI. The Degree of Master of Arts shall in no case be conferred on persons who have not satisfied the conditions hereinbefore set forth, and shall not be conferred honoris causâ tantum; but the Senatus shall have power to admit (ad eundem gradum) to the Degree of Master of Arts any person who has already received that Degree from another University recognised by the University Court, provided that he is of distinguished merit or has been appointed to an academic office in the University of Aberdeen.
XXII. Students may attend any classes without having passed the Preliminary Examination within the meaning of this Ordinance, but such attendance shall not qualify for graduation.
XXIII. From and after the date at which this Ordinance comes into operation, Ordinances numbered 12, 14, 18 and 69 of the Commissioners under the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1858, as altered under the provisions of the said Act, and Ordinances Nos. 11, 44, 148, 160 and 168 of the Commissioners appointed under the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1889, the first clause of Section III. Sub-section (1) of their Ordinance No. 18 and Ordinance General No. 1 of the University Courts of the Scottish Universities are hereby repealed as regards the University of Aberdeen, in so far as they are inconsistent with this Ordinance; and any references made in existing Ordinances applicable to the University of Aberdeen to the said repealed Ordinances or Sub-section shall be deemed to refer to this Ordinance and the corresponding Sections and Sub-sections thereof : Provided always that a student who, at the aforesaid date has already commenced his course of study with a view to graduation
in Arts in any of the Scottish Universities under the regulations in force at the time in such University may complete his course and become a candidate for the Degree of Master of Arts with or without Honours at the University of Aberdeen, in conformity with such regulations.
XXIV. This Ordinance shall come into force at the beginning of the first Academical year after the date on which it is approved by His Majesty in Council.
In Witness Whereof these presents are sealed with the Common Seal of the University Court of the University of Aberdeen, and subscribed on behalf of the said University Court as required by Ordinance No. 6 (General No. 3) of the said Commissioners.
JOHN MARSHALL LANG,
Convener of Finance Committee. DONALDSON ROSE THOM,
REGULATIONS FOR DEGREES IN ARTS, MADE BY THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY COURT, IN TERMS OF SECTIONS VI., VIII., IX., XI., OF ORDINANCE No. 2.
I. DURATION OF COURSES.
Except where the Senatus Academicus, with the approval of the University Court, shall determine otherwise, Courses qualifying for the Ordinary Degree shall extend over the three periods (hereinafter called Terms) of the Academical year. Exemption from one of the three Terms of a Three-Term Course may be granted, after a proper test by means of Examination, Člass Certificates, or otherwise, as the Faculty of Arts may approve.
Every student at the beginning of his first Term must submit the subjects which he proposes to study in the ensuing Academical year, and also a provisional scheme of study for the remainder of his curriculum, for the approval of the Faculty. Any subsequent alteration of the approved curriculum must be submitted to the Dean.
Every curriculum sanctioned for qualification for an Ordinary Degree must include subjects selected from at least three of the Departments of Study enumerated in No. III. of these Regulations.
III. SUBJECTS AND DEPARTMENTS OF STUDY.
1. Language and Literature.
2. Mental Philosophy.
Education (Theory, History and Art of).
By a Double Course is meant (a) the study of a Single Subject for two separate Academical years, or (b) the study of two Čognate Subjects for two separate Academical years or concurrently.
Except in cases where the Senatus Academicus, with the approval of the University Court, has decided that the two Courses of a Double Course may be taken in the same Academical year, a student shall not be permitted to attend the second Course of a Double Course before he has passed the Degree Examination in the first Course, or has satisfied some equivalent test approved by the Faculty.
The following Double Courses are recognised :—
(1) DOUBLE COURSES IN A SINGLE SUBJECT.
1. LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
Latin, Greek, English, French, German, Hebrew.
2. MENTAL PHILOSOPHY.
Logic and Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy, Political Economy.
The Course in Political Science and Sociology may, with the approval of the Advisers of Studies, be taken as an alternative Advanced Course in Political
Logic and Metaphysics, with Moral Philosophy or with Education, or followed by
Moral Philosophy with Political Economy.