Agenda: December 5, 2013

Meeting of Council

Thursday, December 5, 2013
3:00 p.m.
280N York Lanes


1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 7, 2013)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean’s Remarks

5. New Graduate Diplomas

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a) Graduate Diploma in Comparative Literature | Librarian's statement

b) Graduate Diploma in World Literature | Librarian's statement

Registrar's Letter | Dean's Letter (Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) | Translation Letter | Vice-Provost's Letter

6. Change in Name of Degree

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Graduate Program in Business Analytics

from Master’s of Science in Business Analytics to Master of Business Analytics (from MSBA to MBUSAN)

7. Changes in Admissions Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies

Change to minimum admissions requirement from “B” to “B+”

b) Graduate Program in Business Analytics

Change to allow submission of Graduate Record Exam score or Graduate Management Admissions Test score (currently only the latter is accepted)

8. Changes in Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies

Change to delete core course requirement Critical Disability Studies 6000 3.0: “MA Research Seminar”

b) Graduate Program in Nursing

Change registration status and enrollment for primary health care nurse practitioner field

c) Graduate Program in Visual Arts

Change to course requirements (MFA and PhD)

9. Diploma Closures

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a) Graduate Diploma in Health Services & Policy

Research | Information | YIHR Letter | Vice-Provost's Letter | Dean's Letter

b) Graduate Diplomas in Teaching of Acting AND Teaching of Movement for Theatre

Vice-Provost's Letter | FGS Dean's Letter| Fine Arts Dean's Letter

10. Curricular Changes

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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Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on November 6, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on November 14, 2013

a) Graduate Program in Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5153 1.5: “Physiology of Global Change”

b) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Course Proposal
Financial Services 6975 3.0: “The Co-Evolution of Financial Markets and Institutions”

c) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposal
Disaster & Emergency Management 6040 6.0: “Hazard Risk Analysis: Practical Experience Abroad”

d) Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Deletion (from approved list of courses only)
Education 5210 3.0: “Quantitative Research Methods in Education”

e) Graduate Program in Education

Course Deletions
Education 5260 3.0: “Research Practicum on Focus Groups and Surveys for Higher Education”
Education 5414 3.0: “Higher Education and Economic Life”

f) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposals
English 6335 6.0: “The Afterlife of the Eighteenth Century”
English 6540 3.0: “9/11 Theatre”
English 6591 3.0: “Intermedial Bloomsbury: Literature, Visual Art and the Omega Workshop”
English 6961 3.0: “Demon Theory: Indigenous Critical Theory”
English 6975 3.0: “Psychoanalytic Interpretations: Freud, Lacan and the Signifier”/Students may not also take for credit English 6976 6.0
English 6976 6.0: “Psychoanalytic Interpretations: Freud, Lacan and the Signifier”/Students may not also take for credit English 6976 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Humanities

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Humanities 6230 6.0: “Reason, Revelation and the Revolution in Modern Thought: Reading Kant and Hegel”/Same as Social & Political Thought 6181 6.0

h) Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LLM)

Part-Time LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Change in Course Title and Description
Law 6702 6.0: from “Contemporary Issues in Civil Litigation” to “Contemporary Issues in Litigation”

Part-Time LLM in International Business Law

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Law 6505 6.0: from “International Business Law” to “International Trade Law”
Law 6509 6.0: from “International Business Law” to “International Business Transactions”

i) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Philosophy 5260 3.0: “Seminar in Gender and Transgender Theory”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Philosophy 4260 3.0

j) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 6404 3.0: “Critical Urban Theory: Epistemologies and Politics”

k) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New Course Proposal
Social Anthropology 5170 3.0: “Global Health”

l) Graduate Program in Sociology

Sociology 6794 3.0: “Space, Place and Capitalism: Themes in Historical-Geographical Materialism”/Same as Environmental Studies 5475 3.0 and Geography 5375 3.0

m) Graduate Program in Translation

Change in Course Title and Description
Translation 5310 3.0: from “Traduction publicitaire” to “Translation and Advertising”

n) Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies

New Course Proposal
Theatre & Performance Studies 6328 3.0: “Ethnographic Methodology: Anthropology and Performance Studies”

o) Graduate Program in Visual Arts

New Course Proposal
Visual Arts 5650 3.0: “Methods in Practice-based Research”

Change in Course Number and Weight (change full course to half course, and add second instance of unique course without repetition of course number)
Visual Arts 5620 6.0 to 5620: “Graduate Seminar”

Change in Course Number (adds second instance of unique courses without repetition of course number)
Visual Arts 6020 to 6020/6030 3.0: “Contemporary Visual Arts Summer Institute”

Course Deletions
Visual Arts 5630 6.0: “Contemporary Investigations in Studio Practice”
Visual Arts 6000 0.0: “Visual Arts MFA Thesis”

11. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: February 6, 2014