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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: May 11, 2006

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, May 11, 2006
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Internationalization at York University
Guest: Associate Vice-President (International) Adrian Shubert

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 6, 2006)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean's Remarks

6. Report of the Nominating Committee

7. New Fields, New Degree and Change of Graduate Programme Name
Approved at the April 26, 2006, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

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Graduate Programme in Computer Science (Master of Applied Science)

Change in Name of Programme from Computer Science to Computer Science & Engineering
New fields in Computer Systems Engineering and Interactive Systems Engineering

8. Changes in Degree Requirements
Approved at the April 13, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the April 26, 2006, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

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Graduate Programme in Law

New Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Family Law

Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Health Law
Change in Degree Requirements
Change in LL.M. requirements from coursework and major research paper to either major research paper plus 30 course credits or 36 course credits (no major research paper)

9. Changes in Graduate Programme Appointment and Reappointment Procedures and Criteria
Approved at the April 26, 2006, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

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Graduate Programme in Theatre Studies

10. Changes in Admission Requirements

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Graduate Programme in Translation
Change from minimum "B+" to "B"

11. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of March 23, 2006 142

12. Curricular Changes
Approved at the April 13, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the April 26, 2006, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

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, Integrated Course Proposal
Biology 5070 3.0: "Tropical Ornithology"

b) Graduate Programme in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Financial Engineering 6820 3.0: "Advanced Derivative Securities"
Management 6500 3.0: "Sustainable Value Creation"
Strategic Management 6720 3.0: "The Emergence of Global Management"

Changes in Course Description
Management 6100 3.0: "Strategy Field Study"

Deletion of Prerequisites
Health Management from 6160 3.0: "Invention and Investment in Life Sciences"/Prerequisites: Completion of all 5000-series required Foundations of Management courses, Health Management 6110 3.0 or 6120 3.0 or permission of the director/Corequisite: Strategic Management 6000 3.0
Health Management 6170 3.0: "Commercialization in Pharma and Biotech"/Prerequisites: Completion of all 5000-series required Foundations of Management courses, Health Management 6110 3.0 or 6120 3.0 or permission of the director/Corequisite: Strategic Management 6000 3.0

c) Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture

Special Topics Course
Communication & Culture 6309 3.0: "Special Topics in Politics and Policy: Words as Weapons: Political Vocabulary, Mass Media, and the Evolution of Political Consciousness"

New Course Proposal
Communication & Culture 6128 3.0: "Writing the Self, Reading the Life"
Communication & Culture 6324 3.0: "Alternative and Community Media"
Communication & Culture 6515 3.0: "Photographic Vision, Photographic Practice: An Inquiry"

Change in Course Number [course number correction]
Communication & Culture from 6322 to 6323 3.0: "Global Cultural Flows and Permeable Borders: Ideoscapes, Mediascapes and Citizenship after 9/11"

d) Graduate Programme in Computer Science

New Course Proposal
Computer Science 6351 3.0: "Dynamic Systems"
Computer Science 6352 3.0: "Digital Signal Processing"
Computer Science 6353 3.0: "Digital Image and Video Processing"
Computer Science 6400 6.0: "Computer Engineering Research Project"

e) Graduate Programme in Economics

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Economics 5459 3.0: "Health Economics"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Economics 4259 3.0

New Course Proposals
Economics 5620 3.0: "Empirical Labour Economics"/Prerequisite: Economics 5600 3.0: "Labour Economics"
Economics 5650 3.0: "Economics of Regulation and Antitrust"/Prerequisite: Economics 5430 3.0: "Industrial Organization"

f) Graduate Programme in Education

New Course Proposal
Education 5409 3.0: "Ontario Post-Secondary Education Policy 1985 to the Present"

g) Graduate Programme in English

New Course Proposals
English 6142 3.0: "The Canterbury Tales"
English 6311 3.0: "The Tradition of Pastoral in Literature, Theory, Film: From Edenic Myth to Lacanian Imaginary"
English 6523 3.0: "Rhetoric of Science"
English 6583 3.0: "Dispersals Now: African Fiction from ‘Abroad'"
English 6616 3.0: "Black Song: Introduction to African American Poetry"
English 6714 3.0: "Considering Black Canada"
English 6801 3.0: "Studies in Canadian Literature: Critical Theory"

h) Graduate Programme in Études françaises

New Course Proposal
Études françaises 5235 3.0: "Dialogues des cultures en littérature québécoise"
Études françaises 5236 3.0: "Mythe et littérature"

i) Graduate Programme in History

Change in Course Weighting
History 5950 from 6.0 to 3.0: "Themes in Latin America"

j) Graduate Programme in Humanities

Crosslistings
Humanities 6106 3.0: "Early Greece: The Dark Age to the Persian Wars"/Same as History 5032 3.0
Humanities 6123 3.0: "Greek Politics Under Roman Rule"/Same as History 5030 3.0

k) Graduate Programme in Law

New Course Proposals
Law 6858P 3.0: "Health Facilities"
Law 6859P 3.0: "Law of Drugs and Devices"

Divide Course into Two Separate Courses, Change Course Title and Weighting
from Law 6866P 6.0: "Intellectual Property and Information Technology in Health Law"
to Law 6857P 3.0: "Intellectual Property in Health Law"
and Law 6856P 3.0: "Information Technology and Privacy in Health Law"

Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Family Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6121 6.0: "Family Law: Themes, Theories, Controversies and Context"
Law 6122 3.0: "Economic Issues: Child and Spousal Support"
Law 6123 3.0: "Economic Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home"
Law 6124 3.0: "Family Law Practice Skills"
Law 6125 6.0: "Care of Children"
Law 6126 3.0: "International Family Law Issues"
Law 6127 6.0: "Non-Adversarial Resolution to Family Law Disputes"

Part-Time LL.M. Specialising in Labour & Employment Law
New Course Proposals and Changes in Course Number and Weighting
Law 6804P 6.0: "Work and Disability"
Law from 6790A 4.5 to 6701P 6.0: from "Theoretical Perspectives on Labour and Employment Law" to "Perspectives on Labour and Employment Law: from Theory to Practice" [originally proposed as a change to 6790P 6.0]
Law from 6791A to 6791P 4.5: from "Human Rights in Labour Law" to "The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law"
Law from 6793 3.0 to 6022P 4.5: from "Industrial Conflict" to "Industrial Conflict: Common Law and Labour Board Remedies" [originally proposed as a change to 6793P 3.0]
Law from 6797 3.0 from 6797P 4.5: "The Individual Employment Relationship"

Change in Course Title and Number
Law from 6790B to 6021P 4.5: from "Labour and the Challenge of a New Economy" to "Labour and Employment Law in the New Economy"

l) Graduate Programme in Nursing

New Course Proposal
Nursing 5210 3.0: "Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Praxis with Marginalized Persons: A Human Science Perspective"

m) Graduate Programme in Philosophy

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Philosophy 5050 3.0: "Pragmatism"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Philosophy 4400 3.0

n) Graduate Programme in Political Science

Change to Integrated Course Number
Political Science 5605 3.0: "Ethical Politics"/Same as Public Administration 5605 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science from 4605 3.0 to 4106 3.0

o) Graduate Programme in Psychology

New Course Proposals [regularization of special topics courses]
Psychology from 6750B to 6225 3.0: "Computational Modelling of Visual Perception"/Same as Computer Science 6390D 3.0
Psychology from 6750D to 6170 3.0: "Cross Cultural Psychology"
Psychology from 6750E to 6935 3.0: "Children and Trauma"
Psychology from 6750G to 6175 3.0: "Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations"/Prerequisites: undergraduate course in Social Psychology and very good understanding of research methods and statistics, preferably at the graduate level
Psychology from 6750J to 6465 3.0: "Stress, Coping and Health"
Psychology from 6750K to 6171 3.0: "Interpersonal Relationships"
Psychology from 6750L to 6475 3.0: "Grounded Theory Methodology"
Psychology from 6750P to 6265 3.0: "Perception and Action"/Same as Biology 5136 3.0 and Kinesiology & Health Science 6161 3.0
Psychology from 6750Q to 6174 3.0: "Organizational Psychology"
Psychology from 6750R to 6945 3.0: "Applied Pediatric Neuropsychology"
Psychology from 6750S to 6275 3.0: "Environmental Influences on the Development of Brain and Behaviour"
Psychology from 6750X to 6315 3.0: "Principles of Human Perception and Performance in Human-Computer Interactions"/Same as Computer Science 6326 3.0

New, Crosslisted Course Proposals
Psychology 6276 3.0: "Vision Health and Visual Disability"/Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6145 3.0
Psychology 6277 3.0: "Shaping Action: The Role of Sensory Information in Motor Learning"/Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6152 3.0

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6172 3.0: "Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination"
Psychology 6173 3.0: "Personality Processes and the Social Self"
Psychology 6274 3.0: "Laboratory Methods of Perceptual Psychology"

p) Graduate Programme in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 5905 3.0: "Spirituality and Critical Social Work"

q) Graduate Programme in Sociology

Crosslisting
Sociology 6896 3.0: "Gender and International Human Rights: Law, Citizenship and Borders"/Same as Political Science 6705 3.0 and Women's Studies 6133 3.0

r) Graduate Programme in Translation

Changes in Course Descriptions
Translation 5100 3.0: "Translation Studies"
Translation 5130 3.0: "History of Translation and Cultural Transfer"
Translation 5140 3.0: "Translation, Literature and Post-Colonialism"

s) Graduate Programme in Women's Studies

Crosslisting
Women's Studies 6129 3.0: "Victorian Sexualities"/Same as English 6424 3.0
Women's Studies 6134 6.0: "Canadian, British and American Women's Drama in English: 1880-1920"/Same as English 6556 3.0

13. Other Business