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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, Asia Weiss, or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Gary Jarvis, 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 2, 2006

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, February 2, 2006
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (December 8, 2005)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Proposed New Graduate Programme

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Graduate programme in Development Studies (Master of Arts)
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 21, 2005

6. Changes to Senate Legislation

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Membership in the Faculty of Graduate Studies: Appointment and Periodic Review of Appointment
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2005

7. Changes to Faculty of Graduate Studies' Admission Requirements

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General Admission Requirements, 7. Exchange Students
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2005

8. Curricular Changes

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Graduate Programme in Law

Part-Time LL.M. General
Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Municipal Law

8. Curricular Changes
Approved at the December 14, 2005, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and received for information at the December 14, 2005, 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 Programme in Critical Disability Studies

New Course Proposal
Critical Disability Studies 5045 3.0: "Health Equity and Mental Health Policy"

b) Graduate Programme in Education

New Course Proposal
Education 5616 3.0: "Democracy and Education: Pedagogical Considerations of Deliberation and the Politics of Interruption"

Change in Course Description
Education 5130 0.0: "Research Proposal Seminar"

c) Graduate Programme in Film & Video

New Course Proposal
Film & Video 5050 3.0: "Senior Documentary Workshop"

d) Graduate Programme in Humanities

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6120 3.0: "Twentieth Century Revisionist Mythmaking"
Humanities 6121 3.0: "The Humanist Tradition: What is it? Is it over?"
Humanities 6124 3.0: "Holocaust Narratives: Exploring the Limits of Representation" [half course version of existing full course]
Humanities 6311 3.0: "Knowing Dreaming"
Humanities 6132 3.0: "Interactions Between the Natural, Human and Historical Sciences"

Changes in Course Description and Title
Humanities 6208 3.0: "Religion, Literature and Postcolonial Cultures"

e) Graduate Programme in Mathematics & Statistics

Changes in Course Integrations
Mathematics & Statistics 6626 3.0: "Sampling Design and Analysis"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 4731 3.0 3/Prerequisite: York undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 4731 3.0 or equivalent/Note: SAS and Splus computing environments are used to facilitate coursework
Mathematics & Statistics 6632 3.0: from "Multivariate Statistics" to "Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 4630 3.0/Prerequisites: York undergraduate courses Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 2022 3.0, 2222 3.0, 3033 3.0, 3131 3.0, 3333 3.0 or equivalents
Mathematics & Statistics 6633 3.0: "Theory and Methods of Time Series Analysis"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics & Statistics 4130B 3.0/ Prerequisites: Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3033 3.0 or equivalent; Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3131 3.0 or equivalent or permission of the course instructor
Mathematics & Statistics 6634 3.0: from "Non-Parametric Statistics" to "Non-Parametric Methods in Statistics"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Mathematics & Statistics 4230 3.0/Prerequisite: York undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3130 3.0 or equivalent; Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3132 3.0 is recommended but not required

Mathematics & Statistics 6636 3.0: "Data Mining"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Mathematics & Statistics 4034 3.0/Prerequisites: York undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3034 3.0 and Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics & Statistics 3430 3.0 or equivalents, or permission of the instructor/Note: SAS and Splus computing environments are used to facilitate coursework
Mathematics & Statistics 6640 3.0: "Biostatistics"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 4134 3.0/Prerequisites: York undergraduate courses Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3034 3.0 and Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics & Statistics 3131 3.0 or equivalents, or permission of the instructor/Note: SAS and Splus computing environments are used to facilitate coursework
Mathematics & Statistics 6641 3.0: "Survival Analysis"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Mathematics & Statistics 4130K 3.0/Prerequisites: York undergraduate Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3131 3.0 or equivalent; and either Arts/Atkinson/Science Mathematics 3033 3.0 or 3330 3.0 or equivalents/Note: computer/internet use is essential for coursework

Course Deletions
Mathematics & Statistics 6639A 3.0: "Non-Parametric Statistics"
Mathematics & Statistics 6639B 3.0: "Bayesian Statistics"
Mathematics & Statistics 6639C 3.0: "Longitudinal Data Analysis"
Mathematics & Statistics 6639M 3.0: "Experimental Design"
Mathematics & Statistics 6639N 3.0: "Non-Parametric Methods in Statistics"

f) Graduate Programme in Ethnomusicology & Musicology

New Course Proposal
Ethnomusicology & Musicology 6005 3.0: "Topics in Composition"

g) Graduate Programme in Political Science

New Course Proposals
Political Science 6435 3.0: "Capitalism and Welfare States"
Political Science 6505 3.0: "Religious Fundamentalism and Global Politics"
Political Science 6765 3.0: "Key Concepts and New Directions"

h) Graduate Programme in Women's Studies

New Course Proposal
Women's Studies 6128 3.0: "Queer Theory"

9. Memo from President Lorna R. Marsden on the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Health
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10. Senate Synopses
Summaries of Senate meetings of November 24 and December 15, 2005 68
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11. Other Business