Agenda: February 6, 2014

Meeting of Council

Thursday, February 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.
280N York Lanes


1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (December 5, 2013)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean’s Remarks

5. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 15, 2014

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a) Graduate Program in Chemistry

Change to timeline for advancement from Master’s to PhD

b) Graduate Program in Environmental studies

Changes to program rules and regulations | Program restriction (MES)

6. Major Modification

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on February 3, 2014

Graduate Program in International Master’s in Business Administration

Changes to admissions and degree requirements

7. ReGenesis@York

Presentation: Business Plan | Fact Sheet

8. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on December 3, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on December 4, 2013, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 15, 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 Business Analytics

New Course Proposal
Business Analytics 6050 3.0: “Workshop on Governance of Big Data”

b) Graduate Program in Conference Interpreting

Conference Interpreting 5700 3.0: “Interpreting Studies”/Same as Translation Studies 5700 3.0

c) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposal
Disaster & Emergency Management 6041 3.0: “Climate Change Disasters and their Impacts on Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies”

d) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposal
English 6426 3.0: “Victorian Literature and Culture in Context”

e) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

Special Topics Course [one-time offering]
Environmental Studies 6101C 3.0: “Ecosystem Approaches to Health Field Course”

New Course Proposal
Environmental Studies 6121 3.0: “Community, Energy and Planning”

Change in Course Title
Environmental Studies 5124 3.0: from “Development Studies ” to “Development and Global Inequalities”

f) Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6000 2.0: “Product Management”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6010 2.0: “The World Economy”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6020 2.0: “Product Management for Technology Companies”

g) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposal
History 5533 3.0: “North American Immigration Experience Part II”

h) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6153 3.0: “The Reader: Examining the Culture of Readers and Representations of Readers in Literature, Film and Other Arts”
Humanities 6154 3.0: “Introduction to Mindfulness: Understanding and Using Mindfulness in the Professions”
Humanities 6229 3.0: “The Return of the Religious in Contemporary Continental Thought”

i) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology

New Course Proposals
Information Systems & Technology 6150 3.0: “Information Systems Architecture”
Information Systems & Technology 6340 3.0: “Application and Design of Metaheuristics”

Change in Course Description
Information Systems & Technology 6310 3.0: “Research Methods in Information Technology”

j) Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM Specialising in Canadian Common Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6849P 6.0: “Canadian Law of Evidence”

k) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 5115 6.0: “The Political Economy of State Finance”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Political Science 4115 6.0

l) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals
Psychology 6229 3.0: “Statistical Modelling of Perception and Cognition”
Psychology 6442 3.0: “Psychotic Disorders”

Change in Course Title and Description
Psychology 6925 3.0: “Supervision and Consultation in Behavioural Intervention with Children” [includes changes to purpose, pre-requisites and evaluation]

m) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

Change in Course Title
Social & Political Thought 6135 3.0: from “Black Revolutionary Thought” to “Black Radical Thought”/Same as Political Science 6711 3.0

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: March 6, 2014