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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, Ed Lee-Ruff , 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: March 1, 2007

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, March 1, 2007
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (February 1, 2007)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks


5. Changes in Diploma Requirements and New Graduate Diploma
Approved at the February 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Movement for Theatre (Type 2-"Degree-Concurrent" and Type 4-"Stand-alone")
Changes to graduate diploma requirements (Type 2-"Concurrent")
Addition of "stand-alone" graduate diploma (Type 4-"Stand-alone")

6. Changes in Degree Requirements
Approved at the February 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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a) Graduate Program in Education
Changes to MEd requirements (addition of coursework option)

b) Graduate Program in Human Resources Management
Changes to PhD requirements

7. Proposal to Allow Transfer of Credit from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel,
to the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
(MES)

Approved at the February 21, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee
(Guest, L. Molot)

8. Discussion of Teaching Assistantships for Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship holders

9. Curricular Changes
Approved at the January 25, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the February 21, 2007, 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 Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5071 3.0: "Ecology of Plant-Fungal Systems"

b) Graduate Program in Education

New Course Proposals
Education 5001 0.0: "Inquiry Project Seminar"
Education 5416 3.0: "Globalization and Comparative Higher Education"

c) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposals
English 6284 3.0: "The Golden Age of Elizabeth I"
English 6560 3.0: "Studies in Modern Drama: Theatre/Art"

Changes in Course Titles
English 6150 3.0: from "The Development and Variation of Middle English Romance" to "Medieval Romances"
English 6311 3.0: from "The Tradition of Pastoral Literature" to "Allegories of the Pastoral"

d) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

New, Integrated, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Environmental Studies 5023 3.0: "Global Cities"/Same as Geography 5580 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Environmental Studies 4223 3.0

e) Graduate Program in Études françaises

New Course Proposal
Études françaises 5237 3.0 : L'Esthétique et la poétique
Études françaises 5238 3.0 : Littérature jeunesse et autoreprésentation
Études françaises 5239 3.0 : Nouveaux mondes, mondes nouveaux : esquisse d'une géographie imaginaire de la France renaissante à l'âge des Lumières
Études françaises 5617 3.0 : L'aquisition du français L2 : processus et contextes
Études françaises 5618 : Recherche sociolinguistique sur la variation des parlers des principales communautés francophones d'Amérique du Nord

f) Graduate Program in Geography

Crosslisting
Geography 5375 3.0: "Space, Place and Capitalism: Themes in Historical-Geographical materialism"/Same as Environmental Studies 5475 3.0

Changes in Course Titles
Geography 5107 3.0: from "Citizenship, Identity and Space I" to "Citizenship, Identity and Space"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6318 3.0 and Sociology 6791 3.0
Geography 5320 3.0: "Industrial Geography" to "Geographies of Industry in a Neoliberal Era"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Geography 4220 3.0

Change in Course Number
Geography from 5153 3.0 to 5353 3.0: "Immigration and Ethnicity in Historical and Contemporary Perspective"

Course Deletions
Geography 5180 3.0: "Citizenship, Identity and Space II"
Geography 5380 3.0: "Spatial Choice Models"
Geography 5603 1.5 and 3.0: "Selected Topics in Physical Geography"

g) Graduate Program in Humanities

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Humanities 6205 3.0: "Gender and Religion"/Same as Women's Studies 6136 3.0

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6206 3.0: "Tradition and Change: Sephardi Jewries from 1492 to the Present"
Humanities 6125 3.0: "Uncanny Fashion"
Humanities 6126 3.0: "Language and the Humanities"

h) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Kinesiology & Health Science 6154 3.0: "Neurobiology of Disease"/Same as Biology 5143 3.0

New Course Proposals
Kinesiology & Health Science 6030 3.0: "Qualitative Research Methods"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6382 3.0: "Biomechanics and Motor Control of Posture, Balance, and Gait"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6392 3.0: "Nutrition, Health and Exercise Performance"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6420 3.0: "Social and Behavioural Issues in Physical Activity Epidemiology"

Course Deletions
Kinesiology & Health Science 6350 3.0: "Neuromuscular Physiology"
Kinesiology & Health Science 6380 3.0: "Ergonomics"

i) Graduate Program in Law

New Course Proposals
Law 6298P 6.0: "International Commercial Dispute Resolution"
Law 6299P 6.0: "Teaching, Training and Coaching in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution"

Change in Course Weighting
Law 6300 from 3.0 to 6.0: "Introductory Workshop"

Changes in Course Titles
Law 6307 6.0: from "Practicum: Alternative Dispute Resolution" to "Major Research Project"
Law 6309 6.0: from "Advanced Mediation" to "Advanced Dispute Resolution"

j) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposals
Mathematics & Statistics 6003D 3.0: "Statistical Learning"/Prerequisites: Mathematics & Statistics 6620 3.0 and 6630 3.0 or equivalents
Mathematics & Statistics 6003G 3.0: "Bifurcation and Pattern Formation"/Prerequisites: an advanced differential equation course and a real analysis course or equivalents
Mathematics & Statistics 6049A 3.0: "Applications of Set Theory"/Prerequisite: some acquaintance with logic/set theory

k) Graduate Program in Nursing

New Course Proposals
Nursing 5000 3.0: "Directed Reading"
Nursing 5130 3.0: "Promoting Global/Planetary Health"/Prerequisite: Nursing 5100 6.0: "Theoretical/Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science"

l) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Physics & Astronomy 5061 3.0: "Experimental Techniques in Laser Physics"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science & Engineering 4061 3.0
Physics & Astronomy 5062 3.0: "Atom Trapping Laboratory"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science & Engineering 4062 3.0

m) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 6125 3.0: "Theories of Contemporary Capitalism"

Crosslisting
Political Science 6005 3.0: "Theories of Cosmopolitanism"/Same as Sociology 6196 3.0

n) Proposed Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

New Course Proposals
Public & International Affairs 6000 3.0:"Public Management"
Public & International Affairs 6001 3.0: "The Policy Process"
Public & International Affairs 6002 3.0: "Economics and Public Policy"
Public & International Affairs 6003 3.0: "Research Methods"
Public & International Affairs 6004 3.0: "Canadian Political and Social Structures "
Public & International Affairs 6005 3.0: "International Context of Policy-making"
Public & International Affairs 6100 3.0: "Capstone Seminar"
Public & International Affairs 6200 1.5: "Colloquium: Canada and its Place in the World"
Public & International Affairs 6300 3.0: "State and Society"
Public & International Affairs 6301 3.0: "Government-Business Relations"
Public & International Affairs 6302 3.0: "Political Philosophy"
Public & International Affairs 6303 3.0: "Global Immigration and Canadian Law and Policy"
Public & International Affairs 6304 3.0: "Science and Technology Policy"
Public & International Affairs 6305 3.0: "Politics of Sustainability"
Public & International Affairs 6306 3.0: "The Global Economy"
Public & International Affairs 6307 3.0: "Canada and the World"
Public & International Affairs 6308 3.0: "International Law and International Organizations"
Public & International Affairs 6309 3.0: "Politics of Sustainability"
Public & International Affairs 6400 6.0: "Internship"

o) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6252 3.0: "Cognitive Neuroscience"
Psychology 6665 3.0: "Lifespan Cognitive Development and Change"

Change in Course Title and Description
Psychology 6740 3.0: "Models of Cognitive Change"

Change in Course Description
Psychology 6245 3.0: "Complex Systems Approach to Interpersonal Change"

p) Graduate Program in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 5985 3.0: "Family Mediation"

Course Deletion
Social Work 5950B 3.0: "Family Mediation"

q) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposal
Translation 5238 3.0: "Audiovisual Translation and Subtitling"

r) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

Crosslisting
Women's Studies 6135 3.0: "Women's Health"/Same as Health 5465 3.0

10. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of January 25, 2007

11. Other Business

Next scheduled Council meeting: April 5, 2007; N940 Ross Building