Agenda: March 6, 2008

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda

Thursday, March 6, 2008
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (February 7, 2008) (.doc)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Changes in Degree Requirements

* * * For Approval * * *

a) Graduate Program in Design
Approved at the January 9, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on February 20, 2008

Changes in Degree Requirements (.doc)
Change in course requirements replacing two required courses with two electives

b) Graduate Program in Design
Approved at the August 1, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on February 20, 2008

Changes in Degree Requirements 1 (.doc) 2 (.doc) (two documents)
Change to the comprehensive examination so that dissertation proposal defense serves as the comprehensive examination

c) Graduate Program in Psychology
Approved at the June 7, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on February 20, 2008

Changes in Degree Requirements (Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences Area) 1 (.doc) 2 (.doc) (two documents)
Change in wording in PhD practicum and requirement of one instead of two practica

6. Changes in Diploma Requirements

* * * For Approval * * *

Graduate Diploma in German & European Studies

Approved at the December 11, 2007, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on February 20, 2008

Changes to Diploma Requirements (.doc)

7. Faculty of Graduate Studies' Regulation on Academic Honesty

Approved at the February 20, 2008, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

* * * For Approval * * *

Memo from Chair of FGS Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee (.doc)
Revisions to Academic Honesty regulations (.doc)
Re-instatement of a penalty (.doc)

8. Curricular Changes

Approved at the February 6, 2008, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on February 20, 2008

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.

* * * For Information * * *

a) Graduate Program in Development Studies
New Course Proposal
Development Studies 5000 3.0: "Directed Reading"

b) Graduate Program in Education
New Course Proposal
Education 5851 3.0: "Cultural Studies in Education"

c) Graduate Program in Film
Delete Integrations [graduate courses not deleted]
Film 5320B 3.0: "Selected Topics in History and Criticism"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Film 4600H 3.0
Film 5232 3.0: "Contemporary Documentary"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Film 4600S 3.0
Film 5250 3.0: "First Nations in Film and Television"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Film 4710 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Geography
New Course Proposal
Geography 5355 3.0: "Seminar in Political Geography: Spaces of Power and the Politics of Space"

e) Graduate Program in Geography
New Course Proposals
Humanities 6216 3.0: "Moses through the Centuries"
Humanities 6217 3.0: "Honouring the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean"
Humanities 6218 3.0: "Themes and Debates in Islamic Studies"
Humanities 6133 3.0: "Learning from Postmodernism"

f) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
New Course Proposal
Kinesiology & Health Science 5010 3.0: "Statistics in Health Sciences"

g) Graduate Program in Political Science
New Course Proposals
Political Science 6655 3.0: "European Integration: Theories and Institutions"
Political Science 6656 3.0: "Politics and Policies of European Integration"

Crosslisting
Political Science 6765 3.0: "Feminist Political Economy: Key Concepts and New Directions"/Same as Women's Studies 6137 3.0

h) Graduate Program in Psychology
Crosslistings
Psychology 6273 3.0: "Computer Programming for Experimental Psychology"/Same as Biology 5144 3.0
Psychology 6274 3.0: "Laboratory Methods of Perceptual Psychology"/Same as Biology 5142 3.0

9. Other Business

Next Council meeting: April 3, 2008