Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages

A

  • 1. Candidates in this Preliminary Examination shall be examined in Philosophy and one Modern Language. The languages that may be offered shall be those languages which may be offered in the Final Honour School of Modern Languages.

  • 2. The subjects of the examination shall be:

In Philosophy,

  • (1) Introduction to Philosophy

    and, in the Modern Language offered

  • (2) Language papers

  • (3) Literature papers.

  • 3. Candidates must offer all three subjects at one examination provided that

  • (a) a candidate who fails in either two subjects or one subject may in a subsequent examination offer the two subjects or the one subject only;

  • (b) a candidate who has offered two subjects at a subsequent examination under (a) above and has failed in one subject may offer in a subsequent examination that subject only.

    Provided that a candidate who fails one only of the papers in 2(1) above may offer, in a subsequent examination or subsequent examinations, the paper in which he or she has failed.

  • 4. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the examination if he shall have satisfied the Examiners in all three subjects.

  • 5. In the case of candidates who have satisfied the Examiners in three subjects at a single examination the Examiners may award a distinction either in Philosophy or in the Modern Language or in both to those who have done work of special merit. A candidate receiving distinction in both parts of their examination may receive an overall distinction.

  • 6. This Preliminary Examination shall be under the joint supervision of the Boards of the Faculties of Philosophy and of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literature, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection.

  • 7. It shall be the duty of the Chair of the Examiners for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages to designate such of their number as may be required for Modern Languages in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and when this has been done and the Examiner for Philosophy has been nominated, the number of the examiners in Philosophy and Modern Languages shall be deemed to be complete.

B

There shall be three subjects in the examination.

  • (1) Introduction to Philosophy (two papers of three hours each).

  • I. General Philosophy

    As defined in the regulations for Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Candidates will be required to answer four questions.

  • II. (a) Moral Philosophy and (b) Logic

    As defined in the regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, including at least one from each section.

  • (2) Language papers (one paper of three hours and two papers each of one and a half hours including [For students starting before MTĀ 2018: in French ]certification of attendance and participation in oral classes, as specified for the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages).

    As specified for Papers I, IIA, and IIB in the regulations for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages.

  • (3) Literature papers (two papers, each of three hours).

    As specified for Papers III and IV in the regulations for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages.