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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Graduate Studies
FGS Council

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Lorna Wright, 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: February 5, 2009

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, February 5, 2009
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 2, 2008)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5..Consultation on the start time of Faculty Council

Recommendation to change the time that Council begins from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

6. Change in Name of Program

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Graduate Program in Translation to Translation Studies
Approved at the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

7. Changes in Fields

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a) Graduate Program in Business Administration
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Change in Name of Area
from "Organizational Behaviour and Industrial Relations" to "Organization Studies"

b) Graduate Program in Philosophy
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Fields
Replace existing five fields with four new fields: ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law; philosophy of cognitive science, mind and language; history of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy; and philosophy of science and epistemology

c) Graduate Program in Psychology
Approved at the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

New Field in Quantitative Methods

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6160 3.0: "Hierarchical Linear Modeling"
Psychology 6170 3.0: "Longitudinal Data Analysis"
Psychology 6180 3.0: "Psychometric Methods"

d) Graduate Program in Translation
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

New field in Translation and Transcultural Studies
New field in Applied Translation Studies

8. Changes in Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture
Approved at the December 8, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Change in Degree Requirements
Change to reduce course requirements for master's degree from ten to nine half courses or equivalent for master's research paper option and from nine to eight half courses or equivalent for thesis or project/paper option

b) Graduate Program in Design
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Degree Requirements
Changes reflect new courses and titles, crosslistings and integrations

c) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Degree Requirements
Addition of master's by coursework option
Change in course requirements to require "short course"
Change in course requirements to replace Disaster &Emergency Studies 5050 6.0: "Research Methods in Disaster and Emergency Management" with Disaster and Emergency Studies 5051 3.0: "Quantitative Research Methods" and Disaster & Emergency Management 5052 3.0: "Research Design and Qualitative Methods"

New Course Proposals
Disaster & Emergency Management 5051 3.0: "Quantitative Research Methods"
Disaster & Emergency Management 5052 3.0: "Research Design and Qualitative Methods"
Disaster & Emergency Management 5053 3.0: "Topics in Business Continuity"

d) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
Approved at the December 8, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Change in Degree Requirements (Master's of Arts and Master's of Science thesis and research paper options)
Decrease in course requirements by one half-course, with option of practicum or elective half-course

e) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Degree Requirements
Change to no longer require oral defense of major research paper
Change to reduce electives that may be taken outside of the program from nine credits to six credits

f) Graduate Program in Women's Studies
Approved at the October 22, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes in Degree Requirements
Change in master's course requirements for the thesis and major research paper options to require Women's Studies 6007 3.0: "Feminist Research Colloquium"
Change in doctoral course requirements to require Women's Studies 6008 6.0: "Feminist Methodologies and Research Methods"

New Course Proposal
Women's Studies 6008 3.0: "Feminist Methodologies and Research Methods"

9. Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

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Graduate Program in Psychology
Approved at the December 17, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

10. Curricular Changes
Approved at the September 12, October 22, and December 5, 2008, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 17 and December 17, 2008

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

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a) Graduate Program in Art History

New Course Proposal
Art History 5420 3.0: "Gothic Architecture and Sculpture in Northern Europe 1140-1250"

b) Graduate Program in Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5038A 1.5: "Current Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Physiology"

c) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposal
Communication & Culture 6129 3.0: "Media and Culture: Biopolitics and Thanopolitics"

d) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposal
Computer Science & Engineering 6337 3.0: "User Interfaces"

e) Graduate Program in Dance

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Dance 5270 3.0: "Lighting Design for Dance"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4270 3.0

New Course Proposal
Dance 5210 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies: Dance and Critical Theory: Alternative Frameworks and Theoretical Approaches for Analyzing Meaning in Dance"

Change in Course Number
Dance 5220 to 6220 3.0: "Dance and Modernism"

f) Graduate Program in Design

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Design 5101 3.0: "Design Theory and Criticism" replaces Design 5101 3.0: "Design Research and Theory"]/Same as Communication & Culture 6524 3.0

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Design 5402 3.0: "Type in Motion"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4002 3.0
Design 5403 3.0: "Interactive Systems Design"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4003 3.0
Design 5405 3.0: "Book Design"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4005 3.0
Design 5407 3.0: "Corporate Identity Design"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4007 3.0
Design 5408 3.0: "Information Design 4"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4008 3.0
Design 5412 3.0: "Design Management"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Faculty of Fine Arts/York Sheridan Program in Design 4102 3.0

New Course Proposal
Design 5104 3.0: "Design Research Methods" replaces Design 5104 3.0: "Design Investigations"]

Crosslistings
Design 5601 3.0: "Performing Arts and the City"/Same as Communication & Culture 6112 3.0
Design 5602 3.0: "Globalization of Communication and Culture"/Same as Communication & Culture 6303 3.0
Design 5603 3.0: "Race and Gender in Digital Technology"/Same as Communication & Culture 6511 3.0, Film 5320H 3.0 and Women's Studies 6903 3.0
Design 5604 3.0: "Communication and the Sociotechnical: Perspectives, Debates, Applications"/Same as Communication & Culture 6523 3.0

g) Graduate Program in English

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal [adds half course to existing full course version, not to be deleted]
English 6650 3.0: "Wharton and Cather"/Same as Women's Studies 6103 3.0

New, Integrated Course Proposal
English 6215 3.0: "Shakespeare: The Histories"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Glendon English 4625 3.0

New Course Proposals
English 6200 3.0: "‘Early Modern Food and Writing"
English 6205 3.0: "Early Modern Prose Fiction in English"
English 6510 3.0: "British Women's Drama in English: 1880-1920"
English 6551 3.0: "Asian Religions, Twentieth-Century Literature: Sadhana"
English 6559 3.0: "Sexuality and Literature: Sexology vs. Fiction"
English 6600 3.0: "Black Mountain Poetry and Poetics in Context"

h) Graduate Program in Études françaises

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Études françaises 5240 3.0 : La bande dessinée/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4535 3.0

New Course Proposal
Études françaises 5604 3.0 : Séminaire avancé sur la variation et le changement linguistique en français ontarien/Same as Francophone Studies (proposed) 6608 3.0

i) Graduate Program in Executive Master's in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6740 1.0: "Contemporary Issues in Chinese Politics"
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6750 1.0: "Leading Across Diversities"

Change in Course Title
Executive Master's in Business Administration 5000 2.0: from "Skills for Leadership and Governance" to "Leadership in Turbulent Times"

j) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposal
Film 5122 6.0: "Writing for Television"

Crosslisting
Film 5320N 3.0: "Images of Animals"/Same as Humanities 6308 3.0

Deletion of Integrations
Film 5232 3.0: "Contemporary Documentary"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4600S 3.0
Film 5250 3.0: "First Nations in Film and Television"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4710 3.0
Film 5320B 3.0: "Selected Topics in History and Criticism"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4600H 3.0

Course Deletion
Film 5323 6.0: "Story Editing"

Change in Course Title
Film 5123 3.0: from "Screenwriting and Philosophy" to "Screenwriting and the History of Ideas"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Film 4123 3.0: Screenwriting and Philosophy the History of Ideas

k) Proposed Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

New Course Proposals
Financial Accountability 6100 3.0: "Advanced Financial Statement Analysis"
Financial Accountability 6120 3.0: "Corporate Accountability and Ethics"
Financial Accountability 6140 3.0: "Performance Measurement Systems
Financial Accountability 6160 3.0: "Controls and Risk Management"
Financial Accountability 6180 3.0: "Research Methods"
Financial Accountability 6200 3.0: "Advanced Theory for Financial Accountability"
Financial Accountability 6220 3.0: "Corporate Governance and Financial Accountability"
Financial Accountability 6240 3.0: "Information Technology Governance and Monitoring Strategies"
Financial Accountability 6400 3.0: "Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting"
Financial Accountability 6440 3.0: "Management and Control of E-commerce Systems"
Financial Accountability 6460 3.0: "Accountability Issues in the Government and Not-For-Profit Sectors"
Financial Accountability 6620 3.0: "Accounting and Finance Issues in Pensions and Benefits"
Financial Accountability 6840 3.0: "Experiencing Financial Accountability"

l) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposals
History 5903 3.0: "Themes in the Historiography of Africa"
History 5965 3.0: "Class and Community in Industrializing Latin America"

m) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6136 3.0: "Literature and Politics"
Humanities 6137 3.0: "Orientalism and Post-Occidentalism"
Humanities 6220 6.0: "Consciousness and Society, Ethics and Interpretation: Readings in European Thought"
Humanities 6221 3.0: "Cultural and Architectural Contexts of Churches in Canada"
Humanities 6316 3.0: "Encountering Natural Worlds"
Humanities 6317 3.0: "Trusting Machines"
Humanities 6320 3.0: "The Subject and/in Culture: Subjectivity as an Issue for the Humanities"

Crosslisting
Humanities 6135 3.0: "The Making of Asian Studies: Critical Perspectives"/Same as Geography 5700 3.0

n) Graduate Program in Human Resources Management

New Course Proposals
Human Resources Management 7040 3.0: "Univariate Statistics"
Human Resources Management 7050 3.0: "Multivariate Statistics"

o) Graduate Program in Law

New Course Proposal
Law 6760 3.0: "The Law of Inquests"
Law 6023 6.0: "Starting Over: Labour and Pension Law in Restructuring the Insolvent Enterprise"

Changes in Course Titles and Weights
Law 6450 6.0 to 3.0: from "Structuring Real Estate Transactions" to "Real Property Vehicles and Structures"
Law 6480 3.0 to 6.0: from "New Developments in Real Estate Law and Practice" to "Current Issues in Real Estate Transactions"

Changes in Course Weights
Law 6746 6.0 to 3.0: "The New Administrative Law"
Law 6123 3.0 to 6.0: "Economics Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home"

Change in Course Titles
Law 6440 3.0: from "Real Estate Tax" to "Taxation of Real Property"
Law 6411 3.0: from "Real Estate Finance" to "Mortgage Financing"

p) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5400 3.0: "Language, Gender and Sexuality"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Linguistics, 4400 3.0/Prerequisites: an upper level (3000 or 4000) half-course in syntax and an upper level (3000 or 4000) half-course in phonology or equivalent

New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6480 3.0: "Language, Gender and Sexuality"

q) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6182 3.0: "Topos and Sheaf Theory"/Corequisite: Mathematics & Statistics 6120 3.0 or equivalent
Mathematics & Statistics 6920 3.0: "Harmonic Analysis and Image Processing"

r) Graduate Program in Nursing

New Course Proposal
Nursing 5220 3.0: "Nursing Leadership: Developing Self-with-Community"

s) Graduate Program in Political Science

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Political Science 5404 3.0: "Politics and Cultures of Neoliberal Urbanism"/Same as Arts Political Science 4404 3.0
Political Science 5397 3.0: "Financing Development"/Same as Arts Political Science 4297 3.0

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Political Science 6087 3.0: "Politics of Aesthetics"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6648 3.0

New Course Proposals
Political Science 6250 3.0: "Neoliberalism"
Political Science 6260 3.0: "The Capitalist Mode of Power: A Research Seminar"
Political Science 6785 3.0: "Gendering Urban Politics and Government"

Crosslistings
Political Science 6020 6.0: "The Return of Political Philosophy in Contemporary French Thought"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6147 6.0
Political Science 6235 3.0: "Democracy and Security"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6162 3.0

Change in Course Title
Political Science 6425 3.0: from "Comparative Parties and Party Systems" to "Political Parties, Social Conflict and the State: Representation in Modern Societies"

t) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposal
Psychology 6955 3.0: " Developmental Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence"

u) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Public & International Affairs 6313 3.0: "Féminisme, citoyenneté politique et action collective"/Same as Women's Studies 6217 3.0

New Course Proposals
Public & International Affairs 6309 3.0: "Europe in International Affairs"
Public & International Affairs 6310 3.0: "Gouvernance et réformes en santé"
Public & International Affairs 6311 3.0: "Theories of International Relations"
Public & International Affairs 6312 3.0: "Parcours identitaires, mouvements culturels et mouvements sociétaux"
Public & International Affairs 6314 3.0: "The Environmental Crisis: International and Public Policy Implications"
Public & International Affairs 6316 3.0: "Foreign Policy Analysis"

v) Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration & Law

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Public Policy, Administration & Law 6100 3.0: from "Canadian Constitutional and Administrative Law" to "Canadian Constitutional Law"
Public Policy, Administration & Law 6120 3.0: from "Ethics, Privacy, and Access to Information" to "Administrative Law and Ethics: Principles and Practices in the Policy-Making Context"

w) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6195: "Key Theorists in Social and Political Thought: Heidegger's Hermeneutic Phenomenology"

Crosslisting
Social & Political Thought 6676 3.0: "Law, Narrative, Responsibility"/Same as Socio-Legal Studies 6015 3.0

x) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New Course Proposals
Social Anthropology 5240 3.0: "Themes in the Ethnographic Study of Islam and Muslim Societies"
Social Anthropology 5250 3.0: "Affect and Anthropology
Social Anthropology 5260 3.0: "Classic Texts as Anthropological Ethnography and Theory"

y) Graduate Program in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 5933 3.0: "Social exclusion: The Idea, Social Realities, and Responses"

Join two half courses as one full course
Join Social Work 5310 3.0: "Practicum 1-A" and Social Work 5330 3.0: "Practicum 1-B" as Social Work 5310 6.0: "Practicum"

Change in Course Title
Social Work 5350 6.0: from "Practicum" to "Advanced Practicum"

z) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

New Course Proposals
Socio-Legal Studies 5900 3.0: "Directed Reading Course"
Socio-Legal Studies 6100 3.0: "Major Research Paper"

aa) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposal
Translation 5700 3.0: "Interpreting Studies"

bb) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

Crosslisting
Women's Studies 6216 3.0: "Transnational Sexualities"/Same as Sociology 6536 3.0

11. Senate Synopses

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Summary of Senate meetings of October 23, November 27, and December 11, 2008.

12. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: March 5, 2009