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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meeting - October 4, 2007

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Jonathan Edmondson , or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Asia Ivic Weiss , 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: October 4, 2007


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

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


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 7, 2007)
Report of items considered by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee Summer 2007, 
for information

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Call for Nominations

6. Changes in Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies
Approved at the September 12, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 19, 2007

Change in Degree Requirements
Changes to Major Research Paper to separate it from the research seminar course, change in weighting
Critical Disability Studies 6000 from 0.0 to 3.0: from "Research Seminar with a Required Major Research Paper" to "Research Seminar in Critical Disability Studies"

b) Graduate Program in Nursing
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 19, 2007

Changes to Degree Requirements
Addition of pure-distance option in the MScN
Addition of on-campus option in the MScN
Change major research paper option to coursework Master's with thesis option

7. Curricular Changes
Approved at the September 12, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 19, 2007

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, Integrated Course Proposal
Biology 5145 3.0: "Circadian Biology Timekeeping"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Biology 4310 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Business Administration

Changes in Course Description
Organizational Behaviour 6500 3.0: "Interpersonal Management Skills"
Organizational Behaviour 6560 3.0: "Negotiations"
Property 6100 3.0: "Real Estate Finance and Investment"

c) Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies

New Course Proposals [both courses replace Critical Disability Studies 6000 3.0: "Research Seminar and a Required Major Research Paper"]
Critical Disability Studies 6000 3.0: "Research Seminar in Critical Disability Studies"
Critical Disability Studies 6001 0.0: "MA Major Research Paper"

d) Graduate Program in Development Studies

Changes in Course Titles
Development Studies 5120 3.0: from "Tools and Policy Analysis for Development" to "Research Methods for Development"
Development Studies 5121 3.0: from "Research Methods for Development" to "Tools and Policy Analysis for Development"

e) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

Changes in Course Description and Prerequisite
Disaster & Emergency Management 6362 3.0: "Global Logistics and Operations Management"/Prerequisite: Administrative Studies 6320 3.0

f) Graduate Program in English

Changes in Course Titles
English 6811 6.0: from "Studies in Genre: Narrative Theory" to "Narrative Theory"
English 6992 6.0: "Special Topics: Studies in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism" to "Studies in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory"

g) Graduate Program in Executive Master's in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6380 2.0: "Strategic Marketing Decisions"/Students must have completed all foundation courses
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6830 2.0: "Business Marketing"/Students must have completed all foundation courses
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6840 2.0: "International Finance"/Students must have completed all foundation courses
Executive Master's in Business Administration 6850 2.0: "Wall Street, Hedge Funds and Private Equity (LBO) Funds"/Students must have completed all foundation courses

h) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6181 3.0: "Categorical Topology/Prerequisites: Basic notions of category theory (category, functor, natural transformation), as provided in Mathematics 6120 6.0 or equivalent, and of topology (topological space, continuous map, compact space), as provided in Mathematics 4080 6.0 or equivalent

i) Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology &Musicology

Change in Course Description
Music 5140 3.0: "Commercial Music of the Americas"

j) Graduate Program in Nursing

New Course Proposal
Nursing 5500 3.0: "Nursing Research Development and Knowledge Mobilization"

k) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal 
Philosophy 6970 3.0: "The Body in Current Continental Philosophy"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6134 3.0

l) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6650A 3.0: "Research Methodology in Developmental Psychology"

m) Graduate Program in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 5975 3.0: "Race and Knowledge Production"

n) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposals
Translation 5155 3.0: "Voyage, Déplacement, Traduction"

8. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of June 28, 2007

9. Other Business

Next Council meeting: November 1, 2007

 

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