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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meeting - February 7, 2008

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: February 7, 2008


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, February 7, 2008
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (December 6, 2007)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5.New Graduate Program

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Proposed New Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies (MA and PhD) 
Approved at the January 16, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee
Guests: B. Lightman, R. Jarrell, E. Jones-Imhotep and K. Kroker

New Graduate Program Proposal | Courses

6. Curricular Changes
Approved at the December 11, 2007, and January 9, 2008, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the January 16, 2008, meeting 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 Art History

New Course Proposals
Art History 5730 3.0: "Major Movements in Modern Art: The Decade 1905-1914"
Art History 5720 3.0: "European Art Between the Two World Wars"

b) Graduate Program in Design

New Course Proposals
Design 5120 3.0: "Independent Study I"
Design 5121 3.0: "Independent Study II"
Design 5122 3.0: "Collaborative Inquiry in Design"

Course Deletions
Design 5103 3.0: "Design Management"
Design 5105 3.0 or 6.0: "Group Major Research Project"

c) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposals
English 6383 3.0: "Studies in Eighteenth Century Texts: The Ossianic Moment"
English 6425 3.0: "Readings in Victorian Literature"
English 6557 3.0: "Studies in Modernist Prose: Literary Impressionism"
English 6558 3.0: "Studies in Modernist Poetry: Six Poets in Theory"
English 6584 3.0: "Globalization and Culture: Routes and Roots"
English 6585 3.0: "Globalization and Culture: The Local Global"
English 6617 3.0: "The Literature of the American West"
English 6683 3.0: "Twentieth Century American Public Intellectuals"
English 6715 3.0: "The Contemporary Canadian Historical Novel"
English 6742 3.0: "Postmodern Canadian Literature"
English 6987 3.0: "Utopian and Dystopian Literature"
English 6988 3.0: "Girlhood"

d) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6376 3.0: "Nonlinear Dynamics in Life Sciences"

e) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

Change in course description and format
Physics & Astronomy 5061 3.0: "Experimental Techniques in Laser Physics"
Physics & Astronomy 5062 3.0: "Atom Trapping"

f) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 6020 6.0: "The Return of Political Philosophy in Contemporary French Thought"

Crosslisting
Political Science 6155 3.0: "Democratic Administration"/Same as Law 6680 3.0, Public Administration 6155 3.0 and Public Policy, Administration & Law 6155 3.0/Core course for students enrolled in the Graduate Program in Democratic Administration

g) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6254 3.0: "Abnormal Visual Development"
Psychology 6256 3.0: "Neural Coding"

h) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6682 3.0: "The Social Dimensions of Legal Discourse"

Crosslistings
Social & Political Thought 6222 3.0: "Economic Sociology"/Same as Humanities 6132 3.0
Social & Political Thought 6634 3.0: "Political Sociology"/Same as Sociology 6675 3.0
Social & Political Thought 6341 3.0: "Economic Sociology"/Same as Sociology 6664 3.0
Social & Political Thought 6638 3.0: "Discerning Masculinities: Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Culture(s)"/Same as Women's Studies 6139 3.0
Social & Political Thought 6683 3.0: "Topics in Biopolitics"/Same as Sociology 6810 3.0

i) Proposed New Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies (MA and PhD)

New Course Proposals
Science & Technology Studies 5001/6001 3.0: "Introduction to Science and Technology Studies"
Science & Technology Studies 6100 3.0: "Biomedicine and the Twentieth Century"
Science & Technology Studies 6101 3.0: "Representing Science Rendering ‘Life Itself'"
Science & Technology Studies 6102 3.0: "Organisms as Instruments"
Science & Technology Studies 6103 3.0: "Epidemics"
Science & Technology Studies 6104 3.0: "The Psychological Society"
Science & Technology Studies 6200 3.0: "Bodies in Technology"
Science & Technology Studies 6201 3.0: "Technologies of Behaviour"
Science & Technology Studies 6202 3.0: "Designs of War"
Science & Technology Studies 6203 3.0: "Modern Technology"
Science & Technology Studies 6300 3.0: "Science and Narrative in the Nineteenth Century"
Science & Technology Studies 6301 3.0: "Science and Print Culture"
Science & Technology Studies 6302 3.0: "Race and Racism in the Human Sciences"
Science & Technology Studies 6303 3.0: "The Sciences in the Enlightenment"
Science & Technology Studies 6304 3.0: "Anticipating the Aliens"
Science & Technology Studies 6400 3.0: "Earth, Time and History"
Science & Technology Studies 6401 3.0: "Big Science"
Science & Technology Studies 6402 3.0: "Understanding Oceans"
Science & Technology Studies 6403 3.0: "Mapping Nature: Systems and Visions"

7. Senate Synopses

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Summary of Senate meetings of November 22, and December 13 , 2007

8. Other Business

Next Council meeting: March 6, 2008

 

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