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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meetings - May 3, 2007

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: May 3, 2007


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, May 3, 2007
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 5, 2007)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Report of the Nominating Committee

6. Changes in Degree Requirements
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 18, 2007

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Graduate Program in Law

ChangesA B C D E

Changes in Degree Requirements
Change to require PhD dissertation proposal examination

Change in Course Requirement and Weighting [LLM and PhD]
Change to make graduate seminar a required half course
Remove one course and replace it with a requirement for participation in a study group

7. Changes in Fields
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 18, 2007

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a) Graduate Program in Computer Science

Changes to Fields
from: 
real-time and concurrent systems; artificial intelligence, computer vision, graphics and robotics; and parallel algorithms and architectures
to:
Theoretical computer science: algorithms, complexity, computability, logic, parallel, concurrent and distributed computing
Intelligent and interactive systems: artificial intelligence, computer vision, human computer interaction, information retrieval, robotics, speech, virtual reality
Systems software and hardware: communications, data mining, databases, networks, signal processing, software engineering

b) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science

Change in field name
Change from "Neural and Biochemical Control of Movement" to "Neuroscience and Biomechanics"

8. Graduate Student Motions

9. Curricular Changes
Approved at the March 20 and April 13, 2007, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the April 18, 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 Chemistry

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Chemistry 5024 3.0: "Structural Elucidation in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4024 3.0/Prerequisite: Science Chemistry 3020 4.0 or equivalent
Chemistry 5031 3.0: "Advanced Transition Metal Chemistry"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4031 3.0/Prerequisite: Science Chemistry 3020 4.0 or equivalent

b) Graduate Program in Computer Science

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Computer Science 5331 3.0: "Advanced Topics in 3D Computer Graphics"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Computer Science & Engineering 4431 3.0/Prerequisite: Computer Science and Engineering 3431 3.0: "Introduction to 3D Graphics" or equivalent

c) Graduate Program in Dance

New Course Proposals
Dance 5231 3.0: "Dance, Gender and Sexuality"
Dance 6315 3.0: "Issues in Dance Heritage Studies"
Dance 6375 3.0: "Dance Education: Historical and Social Perspectives"

Changes in Course Numbers, Titles and Description
Dance from
5210 3.0: "Selected Studies in Dance History I" and 5211 3.0: "Selected Studies in Dance History II"
to 5210 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies I," 5211 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies II," 5212 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies III," 5213 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies IV," 5214 3.0: "Selected Topics in Dance Studies V"

Changes in Co- and Prerequisites
Dance 5310 3.0: "Dance Writing"
Dance 5330 3.0: "Anthropology of Dance in Canada"

Change in Course Title
Dance 5345 3.0: from "Issues in Canadian Dance History" to "Issues in Canadian Dance"

Changes in Course Title and Number
Dance from 5420 3.0: "World Dance: Global and Local Perspectives" to 6420 3.0: "Dance and Globalization"

Changes in Course Title, Number, Crosslisting, Prerequisite and Description
Dance from 5400 3.0: "Research Seminar in Dance Ethnology" to 6400 3.0: "Issues in Dance Ethnography and Cultural Studies"/Same as Music 6280 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Education

New Course Proposal
Education 5535 3.0: "Family Literacy"

e) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposals
English 6430 3.0: "Pre-Raphaelite Poetics"
English 6599 3.0: "The Poetics of Contemporary Poetry"
English 6752 3.0: "The Short Story"
English 6790 3.0: "Contemporary Canadian Women's Drama"

f) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposals
Film 5070 3.0: "Hybrid Fiction"
Film 5127 3.0: "Readings in the History of Screenwriting"
Film 5241 3.0: "The Architecture of Cinema: Theories of Urban Space, Architecture and Film"
Film 5246 3.0: "Future Cinema II: Applied Theory"

g) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science

Crosslisting
Kinesiology & Health Science 6153 3.0: "Brain and Behaviour: Cognitive Systems"/Same as Biology 5141 3.0 and Psychology 6278 3.0

Change in Course Title
Kinesiology & Health Science 6150 3.0: from "Topics in Motor Dysfunction and Function" to "Brain Mechanisms of Movement in Health and Disease"

h) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposals
Mathematics & Statistics 6644 3.0: "Statistical Learning"/Prerequisites: Mathematics & Statistics 6620 3.0 and 6630 3.0 or equivalents or permission of the instructor
Mathematics & Statistics 6360 3.0: "Bifurcation and Pattern Formation"/Prerequisites: an advanced differential equation course and a real analysis course or equivalents

i) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 6425 3.0: "Comparative Parties and Party Systems"

j) Graduate Program in Sociology

New Course Proposal
Sociology 5995 3.0/6.0: "Master's Workshop"

10. Other Business

Next scheduled Council meeting: June 7, 2007; N940 Ross Building

 

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