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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: March 2, 2006

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

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


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (February 2, 2006)
Proposal for a York Body on International Development Studies

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Presidential Search Criteria
For information and discussion

6. Faculty of Graduate Studies' Representatives on Senate
For information and discussion

7. Change in Name of Programme and Area
Approved at the February 15, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and at the February 22, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Graduate Programme in Film & Video

Change in Name of Programme from Film & Video to Film
Change in Name of Area from Critical, Historical & Theoretical Studies to Cinema & Media Studies

8. Changes in Degree Requirements
Approved at the February 15, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and at the February 22, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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a) Graduate Programme in Human Resources Management

Changes in Degree Requirements
Change requirements from three required half courses, major research paper and three elective courses to six required half courses, major research paper OR six required half courses and two electives

b) Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought

Changes in Degree Requirements
Change course and major research paper requirements from 4 courses and major research paper to choice of four courses or three courses and major research paper

9. Curricular Changes
Approved at the February 15, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and received for information at the February 22, 2006, 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 Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5097 3.0: "Pollination Biology"

Course Deletion
Biology 5097 1.5: "Pollination Biology"

b) Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposals
Communication & Culture 6125 3.0: "Theorizing the Sacred in Contemporary Thought and Film"
Communication & Culture 6126 3.0 "Modernists Literary Circles: A Cultural Approach
Communication & Culture 6322 3.0: "Global Cultural Flows and Permeable Borders: Ideoscapes, Mediascapes and Citizenship After 9/11"

Crosslisting
Communication & Culture 6507 3.0: "Future Cinema"/Same as Film & Video 5245 3.0

Course Deletions
Communication & Culture 4000 0.0: "Introduction to Theories of Communication and Culture"
Communication & Culture 701: "Understanding Communications Technologies"

c) Graduate Programme in Education

New Course Proposals
Education 5260 3.0: "Research Practicum on Focus Groups and Surveys of Higher Education"
Education 5414 3.0: "Higher Education and Economic Life"
Education 5436 3.0: "Transitions, Access and the Education of New Canadians"
Education 5442 3.0: "Global Education in the Classroom: Research and Practice"
Education 5455 3.0: "Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Colleges and Universities"

d) Graduate Programme in English

New Course Proposals
English 6424 3.0: "Victorian Sexualities"
English 6518 3.0: "Camp: Theory and Practice"
English 6571 3.0: Sex, Race, and Caribbean Hybridities
English 6589 3.0: "Contemporary Canadian Poetry and Poetics"
English 6716 6.0: "Indigenous Literatures in Context: Canada and the Pacific"

e) Graduate Programme in Film & Video

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Film & Video 5250 3.0: "First Nations in Film and Television"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Film 4710 3.0

f) Graduate Programme in History

New Course Proposals
History 5031 3.0: "Domestic Architecture in Greece and Rome: Social Contexts and Material Forms"
History 5032 3.0: "Early Greece: the Dark Age to the Persian Wars"
History 5320 3.0: "The Reign of Louis XIV: State and Society in France, 1643-1715"
History 5535 3.0: "European Cultural History: War and Peace in the Twentieth Century"
History 5360 3.0: "European Encounters: Europeans in the Wider World since 1500"

g) Graduate Programme in Humanities

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6122 6.0: "Print Culture in Asia"

h) Graduate Programme in Law

Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Judicial Administration
Crosslisting
Political Science 5110 3.0: Judicial Administration in Canada/Same as Law 6710P 3.0 and Public Administration 5110 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science 4600 3.0

i) Graduate Programme in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposals
Mathematics & Statistics 6936 3.0: "Mathematical Epidemiology"/Prerequisites: Atkinson/Arts/Science Mathematics & Statistics 2270 3.0: "Differential equations or equivalent and some numerical skills" or equivalent and familiarity with Maple or Matlab or Mathematica

j) Graduate Programme in Philosophy

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Philosophy 5260 3.0: "Contemporary Political Philosophy"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Glendon Philosophy 4626 3.0
Philosophy 5270 3.0: " Reasons and Desires"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Glendon Philosophy 4212 3.0

k) Graduate Programme in Social Work

Change in Course Title
Social Work 5945 3.0: from "Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Perspectives in Social Work" to "Social Work Perspectives on Gender and Sexual Diversity"

l) Graduate Programme in Theatre Studies

New Course Proposals
Theatre Studies 6100 3.0: "Theatre Research and Methodology"/Required course
Theatre Studies 6200 3.0: "Issues in Canadian Theatre History"/Required course
Theatre Studies 6310 3.0: "Theatricality and Antitheatricality"
Theatre Studies 6320 3.0: "Performance Art: Politics and Aesthetics"

Crosslisting
Theatre Studies 6315 3.0: "Performing Arts"/Same as Communication & Culture 6112 3.0

10. Other Business