Hello Dan I know that the qualification for various degrees differs in the US. The South African system traditionally followed the British system, but I do notMessage 1 of 34 , Feb 2, 2012View SourceHello DanI know that the qualification for various degrees differs in the US. The South African system traditionally followed the British system, but I do not know if the British system has changed over the past few years.A Bachelor's Degree entails a minimum period of 3 years at university (occasionally 4 depending on the course followed). After graduating with the Bachelor's Degree one can enrol for an Honours degree, generally in one of the subjects in which the graduate majored. The Honours course takes a minimum of 1 year, during which time the student must write a thesis. Once the Honours degree has been conferred one may decide to pursue a Masters Degree, which takes a minimum of 2 years and once again a thesis is required. Thereafter one may progress to a Doctorate or Ph.D and a doctoral thesis is required.Hope this helpsRegardsKaren Geffroy (Nikiel)Cape TownMessage -----From: Dan FordSent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:07 PMSubject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: holocaust victims
Could you explain to an American what an honours degree entails? I have
a friend who changed midway through university to an honours program,
with the result that she spent four years instead of three at
university. I understood this to mean that she graduated "with honours,"
but she tells me that this was not the case. At Harvard, for example, a
student can choose to write a thesis, thus qualifying to graduate summa
cum laude or magna cum laude, depending on his or her grades. Without
the thesis, the highest diploma is cum laude, even if he or she were a
straight-A student. Is the British "honours" something like that?
I got a master's degree from King's College London. The diploma reads
"pass with distinction." That's what I thought "honours" entailed, but
evidently I was wrong, and it has more to do with the content of the
program followed. Is that about right?
Thanks - Dan Ford USA
On 1/31/2012 9:25 PM, annapacewicz wrote:
> I did an honours degree in History
His father was imprisoned, I think in the 1950s, and sent to a Soviet uranium mine. He was released after some years but died while fairly young. At dinner oneMessage 34 of 34 , Feb 4, 2012View SourceHis father was imprisoned, I think in the 1950s, and sent to a Soviet
uranium mine. He was released after some years but died while fairly
young. At dinner one night he (my neighbor) got talking because he was
in my company and had been asking about such things, and also because
his cousin and family were visiting from Germany, and they both shared
the experience of escaping from Poland. And perhaps there was a glass of
wine involved. Anyhow, he told his father's story about dinner in the
camp, and how one particular sadistic trusty (I don't know the Polish or
Russian or even British name for a prisoner who collaborates with the
guards for better treatment) died as the result of an accident, probably
no accident at all, and that night a human skull turned up in the soup vat.
At this exact moment, his pretty wife (a classmate of my daughter's at
Harvard, as it happens) came out from the kitchen to ask whether we
wanted ice cream on our cake for dessert. Even as she spoke, she was
processing this story which she had heard while entering the room, and
the expression on her face was something to behold. In her right hand
she held a plate of chocolate cake by itself, and in her left the same
cake a la mode.
They have certainly livened up the neighborhood, though they haven't
been up much this winter. The previous owners never spoke to us. I once
saw them walking along the road with a baby carriage, and thought, Oh! a
grandchild, how nice! but on getting closer realized that it was a dog
in the carriage (pram).
Blue skies! -- Dan Ford USA
On 2/4/2012 12:58 PM, Cynthia Pukiello wrote:
> Hello Dan,
> Could not help but say a few words re;your neighbour & just how
> affluent these people are after all they have gone through & good luck
> to him ,you are e
> very fortunate to have such a neighbour.
> I am the widow of a polish man who was arrested aged 16 years & sent
> as a deportee to Siberia.
> Good wishes are sent to you & yours.
> Cynthia Pukiello (English UK).