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FGS Council

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Annie Bunting, or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Sampa Bhadra, or write or call the Assistant Secretary of Council, M. Michael Schiff [(416) 736-5328]. The Council office is located in the FGS suite within 283 York Lanes.

Agenda: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Please note that it has been requested that those attending Council meetings not wear fragranced products.


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda [Print]
Thursday, November 4, 2010
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

University Academic Plan 2010-2015 (consultation)

Community Survey

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 7, 2010)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics–Program in Mathematics for Teachers
Formal endorsement of field

6. Change to Policy on Appointments to the Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Change to devolve approval for appointment of instructors to the Graduate Program in Nursing

7. Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

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Graduate Program in Nursing

8. Change to Structure, Rules and Procedures of the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
http://www.yorku.ca/grads/policies/councilrules.htm#proc

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D. Procedures of Council

4. "Proceedings of Council and its Committees will be governed by Bourinot's Rules of Order"

Change from Bourinot's Rules of Order to Senate Handbook: Rules, Procedures and Guidelines

Rationale: "Bourinot's Rules of Order consist of parliamentary rules and procedures that are not always easily or clearly applicable to the work of Faculty Council and its committees. The Senate Handbook, on the other hand, was developed and is maintained with academic governance in mind, particularly the spirit, culture and expectations of academic governance at York University. Further, Faculty Councils are committees of Senate, and the proposed change would ensure that the rules and procedures of Faculty of Graduate Studies Council are consistent with those of Senate. Finally, at the October 7, 2010, meeting of Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, the Chair stated that consideration would be given to the use of a consent agenda for items that are routinely approved; the Senate Handbook includes guidelines with respect to consent agenda items."

9. Change in Degree Requirements

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Graduate Program in Economics

Change to require PhD Research Seminar
Changes in Course Requirements (PhD)

New Course Proposals
Economics 7000 0.0: "PhD Research Seminar"
Economics 7100 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Microeconomic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0
Economics 7110 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Macroeconomic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0
Economics 7220 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Empirical Economic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0

10. Curricular Changes
Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on October 15, 2010, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on October 19, 2010 and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on October 20, 2010

Members of Council may, if they wish, arrange to view these documents in the FGS Council office, 283 York Lanes, or electronically, by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Councill. [Commencing with this meeting, routine curriculum changes listed on Council agendas but not normally circulated are also available by request electronically.]

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a) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Non-Profit Management & Leadership 6350 3.0: Social Purpose Business: Alternative Economic Models

b) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposals
Computer Science & Engineering 6337 3.0: "Introduction to Computational Linguistics"/Prerequisite: fourth year knowledge of statistics, probability, logic; familiarity with grammar, or permission of the instructor.
Computer Science 6338 3.0: "Computer-Aided Interventions"

c) Graduate Program in Design

Course Integration
Design 5404 3.0: "Design Studies Seminar"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Design 4105 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Economics

New Course Proposals
Economics 7000 0.0: "PhD Research Seminar"
Economics 7100 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Microeconomic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0
Economics 7110 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Macroeconomic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0
Economics 7220 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Empirical Economic Research"/Prerequisites: Economics 5100 3.0, 5110 3.0, 6100 3.0, 6110 3.0, 6220 3.0 and 6250 3.0

Changes in Course Descriptions
Economics 5030 3.0: "The Econometrics of Financial Markets" /Recommended pre- or co-requisite: Economics 5520 3.0
Economics 5100 3.0: "Microeconomic Theory"/Students may not receive credit for both Economics 5100 3.0 and Economics 5010 3.0
Economics 5800 3.0: "International Trade Theory"

e) Graduate Program in Education

Changes in Course Descriptions and Titles
Education 5300 3.0: "Language Learning in the Classroom" to "Oral Language Learning in the Classroom"
Education 5320 3.0: "Reading, Writing and Critical Literacy for Young Children" to "Reading, Writing and Critical Literacy"
Education 5370 3.0: "Environmental Themes in Storytelling and First Nations Tradition: An Intercultural Perspective" to "Indigeneity and Territory in Cultural Traditions"/Same as Environmental Studies 6154 3.0
Education 5409 3.0: "Ontario Post-Secondary Policy 1985-Present" to "Policy Issues in Postsecondary Education"
Education 5500 3.0: "Thinking about Teaching" to "Narratives of Teaching"
Education 5560 3.0: "Assessment in Perspective" to "Assessment in Education"
Education 5730 3.0: "Special Populations and Issues of Language and Literacy Education in L1 and L2" to "Issues in Language and Literacy Education for Special Populations"

f) Graduate Program in Finance

New Course Proposal
Accounting 6130.03: "Intermediate Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants" [replaces Accounting 6120 3.0]

Course Deletion
Accounting 6120.03: "Intermediate Financial Accounting I"

g) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology

Change in Course Description
Information Systems & Technology 6310 3.0: "Research Methods in Information Technology"

h) Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LLMs)

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Administrative Law
New Course Proposal [replaces two courses being deleted]
Law 6748 6.0: "Regulatory Regimes"

Course Deletions
Law 6770 3.0: "Administrative Law in Context: Economic Regulation I"
Law 6716P 3.0: "Administrative Law in Context: Economic Regulation II"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Criminal Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6724 3.0: "Anti-terrorism and the Criminal Law: Current & Emerging Issues"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in International Business Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6510 6.0: "Taxation of Cross-Border Transactions"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Real Property Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6410 3.0: "Construction Law"
Law 6422 3.0: "Condominium Law"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Tax Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6733 6.0: "Tax Treaties"

i) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New Course Proposals
Philosophy 6100 3.0: "Ancient Philosophy"
Philosophy 6120 3.0: "Early Modern Philosophy"
Philosophy 6155 3.0: "Recent Trends in Continental Philosophy"
Philosophy 6190 3.0: "Topics in Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy 6235 3.0: "Metaphysics of Science"
Philosophy 6265 3.0: "Philosophy of Physics"
Philosophy 6275 3.0: "Philosophy of Biology"
Philosophy 6285 3.0: "Philosophical Logic
Philosophy 6290 3.0: "Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy 6300 3.0: "Major Figures in the Philosophy of Language
Philosophy 6305 3.0: "Major Problems in the Philosophy of Language
Philosophy 6315 3.0: "Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Language
Philosophy 6350 3.0: "Major Figures in the Philosophy of Mind"
Philosophy 6355 3.0: "Major Problems in the Philosophy of Mind"
Philosophy 6365 3.0: "Major Problems in the Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy 6390 3.0: "Philosophy of Action"
Philosophy 6410 3.0: "Issues in Contemporary Ethical Theory"
Philosophy 6415 3.0: "Issues in Contemporary Metaetehics"
Philosophy 6420 3.0: "Topics in Moral Psychology"
Philosophy 6540 3.0: "Theories of International Justice and Rights"
Philosophy 6550 3.0: "Core Problems in Legal Philosophy"

Course Deletions
Philosophy 6020B 3.0: "Special Topics: Heidegger's reading of Nietzsche"
Philosophy 6020E 3.0: "Special Topics: Heidegger's Later Thought"
Philosophy 6020F 3.0: "Special Topics: Philosophy of Psychology"
Philosophy 6020H 3.0: "Topics in the Philosophy of Spinoza"
Philosophy 6165 3.0: "Issues in Social Philosophy"
Philosophy 6200 3.0: "Theoretical Ethics"
Philosophy 6225 3.0: "Ethics and Information Technology"
Philosophy 6270 3.0: "Nature and Society in Ancient Greece"
Philosophy 6320 3.0: "Philosophy of Logic and Language"
Philosophy 6330 3.0: "Theories of Mind and Action"
Philosophy 6380 6.0: "Philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel"
Philosophy 6510 3.0: "Jurisprudence II"
Philosophy 6630A 3.0: "Contemporary Topics in Social Theory"
Philosophy 6970 3.0: "The Body in Current Continental Philosophy"
Philosophy 6970 6.0: "The Body in Current Continental Philosophy"

j) Graduate Program in Political Science

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Political Science 5108 3.0: "Canada and the Global South"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Political Science 4108 3.0

k) Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration & Law

New Course Proposal
Public Policy, Administration & Law 6140 3.0: "Court Organization and Management"/Same as Law 6197 3.0 and Political Science 6xxx 3.0 and Public Administration 6145 3.0

l) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Social Anthropology 5195 3.0: "Matters of Nature: Theories and Politics of Social Natures"/Same as Geography 5327 3.0

Course Deletions
Social Anthropology 5190 3.0: "Cultural Politics of Environment and Development II"/Same as Geography 5325 3.0 and Sociology 6315 3.0
Social Anthropology 5200 3.0: "Nature's Narratives, Nature's Politics"

m) Graduate Program in Social Work

Addition of Prerequisites
Social Work 5011 3.0: "Introduction to Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Skills Part II"/Prerequisite: Social Work 5010 3.0 Part I
Social Work 5150 3.0: "Critical Perspectives on Social Work"/Prerequisite: Social Work 5010 3.0, 5011 3.0, 5030 3.0, 5050 3.0, 5040 3.0 and 5250 3.0; or a BSW
Social Work 5350 6.0: "Advanced Practicum"/Corequisite: Social Work 5450 3.0: Practice Research Seminar/Prerequisite: Social Work 5310 6.0 or a BSW
Social Work 5450 3.0: "Practice Research Seminar"/Corequisite: Social Work 5350 6.0/Prerequisite: Social Work 5010 3.0, 5011 3.0; Social Work 5030 3.0 Social Work 5050 3.0; Social Work 5040 3.0; Social Work 5020 3.0; Social Work 5250 3.0; or a BSW
Social Work 5942 3.0: Critical Perspectives on Child Welfare/Pre- or Co-requisite: Social Work 5150 3.0
Social Work 5982 3.0: Advanced Social Work Practice/Pre- or Co-requisite: Social Work 5150 3.0

n) Graduate Program in Sociology

Crosslisting
Sociology 6885 3.0: "Politics of Security and Regulation"/Same as Socio-Legal Studies 6030 3.0

11. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of September 23, 2010

12. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: December 2, 2010