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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meeting - December 6, 2007

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Jonathan Edmondson , or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Asia Ivic Weiss , or write or call the Assistant Secretary of Council, M. Michael Schiff[(416) 736-5481]. The Council office is located in the FGS suite within 283 York Lanes.


Agenda: December 6, 2007


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, December 6, 2007
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 4, 2007)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5.Report of the Nominating Committee

6. Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Planning & Policy Committee: Legislation Concerning Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Submission 
Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee November 21, 2007
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Rescind motion of June 7, 2007 
New regulation

7. New Graduate Diploma

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Proposed new Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience | Letters of support | Librarians support 1 2 (Type 2-"Degree-Concurrent")
Approved at the November 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

New Graduate Diploma Proposal
New Course Proposals
Kinesiology & Health Science 6155 3.0: "Fundamentals of Neuroscience I: Structures, Neurons and Synapses"/Same as Biology 5146 3.0 and Psychology 6257 3.0
Psychology 6253 3.0: "Fundamentals of Neuroscience II: Circuits, Systems and Behaviour"/Same as Biology 5147 3.0 and Kinesiology & Health Science 6156 3.0

8. Changes in Degree Requirements

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Graduate Program in Design
Approved at the October 15, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the November 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Change in Degree Requirements
Change in course requirements to split existing full-course design practicum into two half-course design studio courses

9. Changes in Diploma Requirements

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Graduate Diplomas in Early Childhood Education, Environmental/Sustainability Education, Mathematics Education and Post-Secondary Education
Approved at the August 1, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the November 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Diploma Requirements | Overview | Calendar copy | Agreement from Coordinators 
Change to the Graduate Diplomas in Early Childhood Education, Environmental/Sustainability Education, Mathematics Education and Post-Secondary Education so that students are not required to undertake the thesis or major research paper options only but may alternatively obtain the graduate diploma by project, paper, video, etc.

10. Curricular Changes
Approved at the October 15 and November 7, 2007, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the October 24 and November 21, 2007, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 283 York Lanes, by calling M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council, extension 22264.

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a) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Course Proposal
Finance 6975 1.5: "Going Private: Fundamentals of the Private Equity Process"

b) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposals
Communication & Culture 6109C 3.0: "Special Topics: Friedrich Kittler and the Materialities of Communication"
Communication & Culture 6523 3.0: "Communication and the Sociotechnical: Perspectives, Debates, Applications"

c) Graduate Program in Computer Science

New Course Proposal
Computer Science 6222 3.0: "Coding and Information Theory"

d) Graduate Program in Design

New Course Proposals
Design 5108 3.0: "Design Studio 1"/Prerequisites: registration in the Graduate Program in Design or permission from the graduate program director
Design 5109 3.0: "Design Studio 2"/Prerequisites: Design 5108 3.0 or permission from the graduate program director

Course Deletions
Design 5001 6.0: "Design Practicum"

e) Graduate Program in Economics

New Course Proposals
Economics 5440 3.0: "Auction Theory in Industrial Organization"
Economics 5820 3.0: "International Trade Theory II"

f) Graduate Program in Education

New Course Proposal
Education 5546 3.0: "Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood Education"/Prerequisite: Education 5545 3.0 or permission of the instructor

New Course Proposal
Education 5248 3.0: "Aesthetics, Music, Education"

g) Graduate Program in English

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
English 6950 3.0: "Postcolonial Theory"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6630 3.0

h) Graduate Program in Film

Changes in Course Numbers
Film from 5130 6.0 to 5120 6.0: "Featured Screenwriting II"
Film from 5120 3.0 to 5130 3.0: "Selected Topics in Screenwriting"

i) Graduate Program in Geography

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Geography 5602 3.0: "Climatology of High Latitudes"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Geography 4205 3.0

j) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6127 3.0: "Contemporary Theory and the Humanities"
Humanities 6129 3.0: "Black Women's Writing in the African Diaspora"
Humanities 6130 3.0: "Critical Methodologies for Humanities Research"
Humanities 6131 3.0: "Translation Studies in the Humanities"
Humanities 6132 3.0: "Race-thinking, Modernity and Postcolonial Melancholia"
Humanities 6207 3.0: "Religion and Contemporary Cinema"
Humanities 6215 3.0: "Secularism and its Challenges"
Humanities 6302 3.0: "Culture and Technology"
Humanities 6308 3.0: "Images of Animals"

Change in Course Title
Humanities 6309 3.0: from "Essays on the Philosophy of Freedom: Kant, Schelling, Heidegger and Zizek" to "Essays on the Philosophy of Freedom"

k) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science

New Course Proposals
Kinesiology & Health Science 6390 3.0: "Aging, Body Composition and Chronic Disease: Lifestyle Therapeutic Interventions"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6393 3.0: "Advanced Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition and Metabolism"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6440 3.0: "Current Issues in the Psychology of Skilled Performance"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6460 3.0: "Applied Epidemiology"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6500 3.0: "Human Thermal Physiology"

l) Graduate Program in Law

New Course Proposals
Law 6122 6.0: "Economic Issues: Child and Spousal Support"
Law 6123 3.0: "Economic Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home"
Law 6127 3.0: "Non-Adversarial Resolution to Family Law Disputes"

m) Graduate Program in Political Science

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Political Science 5420 3.0: "People Power and Colour Revolutions in Authoritarian Societies"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science 4420 3.0

New Course Proposals
Political Science 6175 3.0: "Politics and Policies in Aging Societies"
Political Science 6185 3.0: "Governmentalities of Urban Poverty"

Crosslisting
Political Science 6285 3.0: "Global Capital"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6220 3.0

Change to Course Title and Description
Political Science 5175 6.0: from "Canadian Federalism in Comparative Perspective" to "Canadian Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science 4175 6.0

n) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6195C 3.0: "Marx's Critical/Dialectical Procedure"

o) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New Course Proposals
Social Anthropology 5220 3.0: "Technoscientific Cultures: Foundations in Anthropology of Science and Technology"
Social Anthropology 5230 3.0: "Themes in Visual Anthropology"

p) Graduate Program in Sociology

New Course Proposals
Sociology 6613 3.0/6.0: "Migrant Incorporations and Social Transformation"
Sociology 6664 3.0: "Economic Sociology"
Sociology 6810 3.0: "Topics in Biopolitics"
Sociology 6684 3.0/6.0: "Gender and Critical Social Policy Analysis"
Sociology 6893 3.0: "Colonialism, Race and the Law: Sociological Implications"

Change in Course Weighting
Sociology 6611 from 6.0 to 3.0/6.0: "International Migration, Ethnic Relations and Identity"

q) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposals
Translation 5160 3.0: "Method in Multicultural Environments"
Translation 5165 3.0: "Traduction et éthique"

r) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

New Course Proposal
Women's Studies 6404 3.0: "Theorizing Women's Work"

11. Senate Synopses

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Summary of Senate meeting of September 27 and October 25, 2007

12. Other Business

Next Council meeting: January 3, 2008

 

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