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FGS Council

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: October 5, 2006

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, October 5, 2006
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)



1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 8, 2006)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

6. Report of the Nominating Committee
Election results

7. New Graduate Diploma

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New Graduate Diploma in Post-Secondary Education (Type II and Type IV) part 2 part 3

8. New Degrees
Approved at the September 20, 2006, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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a) Graduate Programme in Art History

Proposal for a Ph.D. Degree in Art History & Visual Culture

b) Graduate Programme in Critical Disability Studies

Proposal for a Ph.D. Degree in Critical Disability Studies

c) Graduate Programme in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Proposal for a Ph.D. Degree in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

d) Graduate Programme in Law (Osgoode Professional Development LL.M.)
(Guest: Elaine Bright)

Specialization in Business Law for International Students

9. Changes in Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LL.M.)
Approved at the July 25, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the September 20, 2006, meeting o f FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes to Degree Requirements for the Part-Time LL.M. in Tax Law
Addition of 36-credit course-only option [major research paper option unchanged, comprised of 30 credits plus requirement of Law 6101P 1.0: "Advanced Legal Research Workshop"]

b) Graduate Programme in Philosophy
Approved at the June 16, 2006, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the September 20, 2006, meeting o f FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Change in Degree Requirements
Change in Master's degree to require that students undertaking the thesis option successfully complete two core courses

10. Curricular Changes
Approved at the June 16, July 25 and September 12, 2006, meetings of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the September 20, 2006, meeting o f 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 Art History

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Art History 5341 3.0: "Monumentality and National Imagination in Asia"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Visual Arts 4340B 3.0
Art History 5482 3.0: "The Body in Western Art: Identity and Construction"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Visual Arts 4800E 3.0
Art History 5630 3.0: "Art Crimes"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Visual Arts 4630 3.0
Art History 5640 3.0: "The Senses in Art"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts Visual Arts 4610 3.0

b) Graduate Programme in Critical Disability Studies

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Critical Disability Studies 5025 3.0: "History of Health Care Ethics from Ancient Times to the Present"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Atkinson Health Studies 4020 3.0
Critical Disability Studies 5065 3.0: "Health Systems, Issues and Inequities in Comparative Perspective"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Atkinson History 4110 3.0
Critical Disability Studies 6140 3.0: "Health and Disability"/Same as Atkinson Health Studies 4020 3.0

New Course Proposals
Critical Disability Studies 6100 6.0: "Doctoral Seminar in Critical Disability Studies"
Critical Disability Studies 6120 3.0: "Social Inclusion: Theory and Practice in Education and Social Policy"
Critical Disability Studies 6130 3.0: "International Development"
Critical Disability Studies 6150 3.0: "Critical Interpretations of Disability History"

c) Graduate Programme in Dance

New Course Proposals
Dance 5210 3.0: "Selected Studies in Dance History I: Tools for Choreographic Notation"
Dance 5211 3.0: "Selected Studies in Dance History II: Masculinity and Dance"
Dance 5340 3.0: "Topics in Historical or Cultural Dance Style: Dance Ethnography and Popular Culture"

Change in Course Title
Dance 5345 3.0: from "Canadian Dance History" to "Issues in Canadian Dance History"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Dance 4345 3.0

d) Graduate Programme in Education

New Course Proposals
Education 5412 3.0: "Changing Currents in Post-Secondary Education"
Education 5715 3.0: "Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education"

Crosslisting
Education 5848 3.0: "Technology and Mathematics Education"/Same as Mathematics & Statistics 5848 3.0

Change in Course Description, add to list of approved courses for Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Education 5320 3.0: "Reading, Writing and Critical Literacy"

e) Graduate Program in English

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
English 6556 6.0: "Canadian, British and American Women's Drama in English: 1880-1920"/Same as Theatre Studies 6325 6.0 and Women's Studies 6134 6.0

New Course Proposals
English 6519 3.0: "The Graphic Novel"
English 6984 3.0: "Environmental Justice Ecocriticism"

Crosslisting
English 6985 3.0: "Attacks on and Defences of Literature"/Same as Humanities 6105 3.0

f) Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies

Special Topics Course
Environmental Studies 6101 3.0: "Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton: Thinking and Acting Like a Region"

New Course Proposal [regularization of Special Topics Course]
Environmental Studies 5150 3.0: "Perspectives on Green Business"

New Course Proposals
Environmental Studies 6102 3.0: "Transitions in Environmental Studies"
Environmental Studies 6348 6.0: "Cultural Production Workshop: Performance-Based Practice"
Environmental Studies 6401 3.0: "Natural Disasters: An Unnatural Phenomenon"
Environmental Studies 7149 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Culture"

g) Graduate Programme in Executive Business Administration

Changes in Course Levels
Executive Business Administration 5200 1.0 to 6200 1.0: "Concepts of Strategy"
Executive Business Administration 5210 1.0 to 6210 1.0: "Research Analysis"
Executive Business Administration 6320 2.0 to 5320 2.0: "Management Planning and Control"
Executive Business Administration 6460 2.0 to 5460 2.0: "Operations Management"

h) Graduate Programme in Film

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Film 5128 3.0: "Screenwriters' Cinema I"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4128 3.0
Film 5129 3.0: "Screenwriters' Cinema II"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4129 3.0
Film 5235 3.0: "Issues of Film Authorship: The Case of David Cronenberg"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4600T 3.0

New Course Proposals
Film 5021 3.0: "Process Cinema"
Film 5255 3.0: "Canadian Documentary"

Crosslistings
Film 5320 3.0: "Contemporary Film Theory"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6644 3.0

Crosslistings [addition of Humanities]
Film 5240 3.0: "City as Cinema"/Same as Communication & Culture 6124 3.0 and Humanities 6124 3.0
Film 5245 3.0: "Future Cinema"/Same as Communication & Culture 6507 3.0 and Humanities 6304 3.0

i) Graduate Program in Geography

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Geography 5310 3.0: "Dynamics of Snow and Ice"/Integrated with the undergraduate Arts course Geography 4310 3.0

j) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposals
History 5033 3.0: "Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome"
History 5780 3.0: "Low Law and Petty Justice: Inferior Courts and Tribunals in Western Societies"

Crosslisting
History 5720 3.0: "Knowing Dreaming"/Same as Humanities 6311 3.0

k) Graduate Program in Humanities

Crosslistings
Humanities 6312 3.0: "Interactions Between the Natural, Human and Historical Sciences"/Same as History 5850 3.0
Humanities 6105 3.0: "Attacks on and Defences of Literature"/Same as English 6985 3.0

l) Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LL.M.)

Part-Time LL.M. in Business Law for International Students
New Course Proposals
Law 6501 3.0: "Comparative Legal Systems"
Law 6502 3.0: "Introduction to Canadian Law"
Law 6503 6.0: "Canadian Business Law"
Law 6504 6.0: "U.S. Business Law"
Law 6505 6.0: "International Business Law"
Law 6506 3.0: "Directed Study I"
Law 6507 3.0: "Directed Study II"
Law 6508 6.0: "Legal Research and Writing for International Students

Part-Time LL.M. in Tax Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6732P 3.0: "Comparative Income Tax Law and Policy"
Law 6733P 3.0: "Income Tax Aspects of Debt Financing"
Law 6734P 3.0: "International Tax Policy"

m) Graduate Program in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

New Course Proposals
Linguistics 6120 3.0: "Phonetic and Phonological Analysis"/Pre-requisites: An undergraduate introductory course in Linguistics
Linguistics 6140 3.0: "Grammatical Analysis"/Pre-requisites: An undergraduate introductory course in Linguistics
Linguistics 6230 3.0: "Advanced Topics in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics"/Prerequisite: permission of the course instructor
Linguistics 6400.30: "Language in Social Thought"
Linguistics 6460 3.0: "Language Policy and Planning"
Linguistics 6470 3.0: "Language and Social Identity"

n) Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology & Musicology

New Course Proposals
Music 5007 3.0: "Jazz Composition"
Music 5008 3.0: "Jazz Theory: Speculative Concepts and Practical Methods"

o) Graduate Programme in Philosophy

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Philosophy 5350 3.0: "Topics in Philosophy of Language"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4350 3.0

New Course Proposal
Philosophy 6225 3.0: "Ethics and Information Technology"

p) Graduate Programme in Political Science

Changes to Title, Course Description and Undergraduate Course Number
Political Science5650 3.0: from "The Provincial and Municipal Systems of Government in Ontario" to "Provincial and Municipal Government in Ontario"/Same as Public Administration 5650 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course from 4650 3.0 to 4151 3.0

Change to Undergraduate Course Number
Political Science 5670 3.0: "The Politics of Cyberspace: Information and Power in the Surveillance Society"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science 4071 3.0

q) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposal [regularization of Special Topics course]
Psychology from 6750T to 6176 3.0: "Structural Equation Modeling"

New Course Proposal
Psychology 6285 3.0: "Comparative Cognition"

Change in Course Weightings
Psychology 6910P from 3.0 to 6.0: "Introduction to the Psychological Assessment of Children Practicum"
Psychology 6930P from 3.0 to 6.0: "Intervention Strategies with Children Practicum"

r) Graduate Programme in Public Administration

New Course Proposal
Public Administration 6150 3.0: "Comparative Public Policy"

s) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposals
Social & Political Thought 6135 3.0: "Black Revolutionary Thought"
Social & Political Thought 6139 3.0: "Kant, Hegel, Marx"
Social & Political Thought 6141 3.0: " Progressive Philosophy: Materialism and Rationality"
Social & Political Thought 6649 3.0: "Mind and Society: Psychoanalysis in Social Context"

t) Graduate Programme in Sociology

New Course Proposal
Sociology 6204 3.0: "Contemporary Indigenous and Sociological Thought"

Course Deletion
Sociology 6832 3.0: "Canadian Health Policy in Comparative Perspective"

Crosslisting [addition of Sociology]
Sociology 6745 3.0: "The Making of Asian Studies"/Same as Geography 5700 3.0 and Social Anthropology 5500 3.0

11. Senate Synopses

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Summary of Senate meetings of May 25 and June 22, 2006

12. Other Business

Next Council meeting: November 2, 2006