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Second Language Requirement

Proficiency in a second language is required since it is necessary for the purpose of the proposed doctoral research. The selection of a second language is based upon the student’s research requirements, and the selection is to be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor or supervisor. Confirmation that the choice is acceptable must be obtained from the department. Demonstration of proficiency will be determined in accordance with the governing general regulation of the School of Graduate Studies (General Regulations, Evaluation, Evaluation of Graduate Students). If a student is working in recent Anglo American philosophy, then the student can opt, with the permission of the Graduate Studies Committee, to complete an examination in philosophical logic. The language requirement must normally be fulfilled before a student takes the Ph.D. comprehensive examination.