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Research Skills

If you are a PhD student and have Not taken an introductory course in formal logic as an undergraduate, you are required to take an introductory course in formal logic in order to satisfy the program requirements. You can meet this requirement by earning a grade of B (3.0) or higher in Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Phil 2500) or in a higher-level course in formal logic.

If you are a PhD student, your Advisory Committee may decide in consultation with you that satisfaction of an additional Research Skills Requirement is necessary for you to carry out your Program of Study. For example, if you plan to work in Ancient Greek Philosophy, your Advisory Committee may require you to acquire a reading knowledge in Ancient Greek, if you plan to work in certain areas in Philosophy of Language or Mathematics, your Advisory Committee may require you take an upper-level course in Formal Logic and/or coursework in mathematics, or if you plan to work in the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, your Advisory Committee may require you to acquire knowledge of a programming language.

The Research Skills requirement must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator. The decision about a Research Skills Requirement should be made as early as possible, preferably before the end the student’s third semester of coursework. A Research Skills Requirement may not be added to the student’s program of study after the end of the student’s fourth semester of coursework, unless the student changes the area of research. The Research Skills Requirement may include suitable undergraduate and graduate courses offered in any department at the University of Georgia, but must not require more than nine credit hours of course work. The Research Skills Requirement shall be satisfied if the student earns a grade of B (3.0) or higher in these courses.

If your Advisory Committee asks you to satisfy a Research Skills Requirement, this requirement should be included in your Preliminary and Final Program of Study forms.

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