Council Meeting Agenda May 7, 2015; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, May 7, 2015

3:00 p.m.
Please note: N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Faculty of Graduate Studies' Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

Presentation to Kathryn McPherson, Graduate Programs in History and Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 2, 2015)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved at the April 15, 2015, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

a) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

Change from “interim advisor” and “advisor” to “supervisorProposal | Appendix

b)Graduate Program in Humanities

Proposal to replace non-credit Humanities 5001 0.0/6001 0.0: “Gradate Seminar for MA/PhD Students” with mandatory three-credit course for PhD students, Humanities 6500 3.0: “Advanced Methodologies for Interdisciplinary Humanities” and continuation of existing requirement for MA students, Humanities 5100 6.0: “Core Practices and Methodologies in Humanities Research”  Proposal | New Course | Librarian's Statement

7. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on March 31, 2015, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on April 2, 2015, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 15, 2015

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a) Graduate Program in Humanities
New Course Proposal
Humanities 6500 3.0: “Advanced Methodologies for Interdisciplinary Humanities”

b) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New Course Proposals
Mathematics & Statistics 5310 3.0:  “Topics in Mathematics and Technology for Teachers”
Mathematics & Statistics 6110 3.0:  “Analytic Number Theory”
Mathematics & Statistics 6121 3.0:  “Applied Algebra”/ Prerequisite: equivalent of undergraduate second year linear algebra and some basic notions in algebra (group, ring), or permission of the instructor
Mathematics & Statistics 6122 3.0:  “Algebra II”/ Prerequisite: Mathematics & Statistics 6121 3.0 or permission of the instructor
Mathematics & Statistics 6880 3.0:  “An Introduction to Copulas with Applications to Quantitative Risk Management”

Full Course Split into Two Half Courses
Mathematics & Statistics 6120 6.0:  “Modern Algebra” to Mathematics & Statistics 6121 3.0:  “Applied Algebra”/ Prerequisite: equivalent of undergraduate second year linear algebra and some basic notions in algebra (group, ring), or permission of the instructor, and Mathematics & Statistics 6122 3.0:  “Algebra II”/ Prerequisite: Mathematics & Statistics 6121 3.0 or permission of the instructor

Change in Course Weighting
Mathematics & Statistics 5100 from 6.0 to 3.0:  “Mathematical Literature Seminar for Teachers”/Same as Education 5861 from 6.0 to 3.0

Change in Course Title
Mathematics & Statistics 6140 3.0:  from “Algebraic Curves” to “Introduction to Algebraic Geometry”

8. Senate Synopsis

Summary of Senate meeting of March 26, 2015 Synopsis | and April 23, 2015 Synopsis

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: June 4, 2015