Agenda: April 3, 2014

Meeting of Council

Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:00 p.m.
280N York Lanes


1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Faculty Teaching Awards

Citation for Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Teaching Award
Recipient for 2013-2014:
Meg Luxton, Graduate Programs in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Social & Political Thought and Sociology

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (March 6, 2014)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Administrative Transfer of the Graduate Programs in
Communication & Culture,
Interdisciplinary Studies
, and 
Social &Political Thought

from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

7. Changes to Admissions and Degree Requirements

Approved at the March 19, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Graduate Program in Chemistry

Change from “honours” to “four-year” degree requirement for admission (Master’s and PhD)
Change to time limit for course requirements (PhD)

8. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on March 10, 2014, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on March 12, 2014, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on March 19, 2014

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 230 York Lanes, or electronically, by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council.

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a) Graduate Program in Chemistry

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Chemistry 5051 (was 5400A) 3.0: “General Biological Organic Chemistry”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4051 3.0

b) Graduate Program in English

New, Crosslisted Course Proposals
English 6015 3.0: “Comparative and World Literature Seminar: Theory and Practice”/Same as Humanities 6155 3.0 and Translation Studies 5800 3.0
English 6747 3.0: “Digital Humanities and Social Change”/Same as Humanities 6329 3.0

English 6220 3.0: “Shakespeare’s Political Theory”/Same as Theatre Studies 6220 3.0
English 6540 3.0: “9/11 Theatre”/Same as Theatre Studies 6540 3.0
English 6761 3.0: “Twentieth Century Canadian Drama”/Same as Theatre Studies 6761 3.0

c) Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

New Course Proposal
Financial Accountability 6999 6.0: “Master Research Paper Option”

d) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposal
History 6041 3.0: “Issues in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Mediterranean Europe”

History 5880 3.0: “Epidemics”/Same as Science & Technology Studies 6103 3.0

e) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6156 3.0: “Orientalism vs. Occidentalism: Envisioning the Other in Japan and the West”

Humanities 6119 3.0: “Book Culture East and West”/Same as History 5402 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6350 3.0: “Technology-Mediated Language, Teaching and Learning”

g) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

Change in Course Title and Description
Physics & Astronomy 5020 3.0: from “Classical Field Theory” to "Electromagnetism"

Course Deletion
Physics & Astronomy 5550 3.0: “Control Systems”

h) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6182 3.0: “Critiques of Totality in the Twentieth Century: Weber, Schmitt, Arendt and Wolin”

i) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Theatre Studies 5052 0.0: “Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Colloquium”

9. Senate Synopsis

Summary of the Senate meeting of February 27, 2014

10. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: May 1, 2014