Agenda: December 1, 2011

Meeting of Council


Thursday, December 1, 2011
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 6, 2011)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. New Graduate Diploma

* * * For Approval * * *

Graduate Diploma in Language & Literacy Education (Types 2 & 3)
Proposal | Appendix A Letters


A consent agenda item is deemed to be approved unless, prior to the commencement of a meeting, a member of the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies advises the Chair of their request to debate it.

Approved November 16, 2011, by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

i) Changes to Degree Requirements
Graduate Program in Sociology
Changes to Degree Requirements (Master's)
Change to require half courses in sociological theory and methods
Change to preclude enrolment in directed reading courses

ii) Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures
Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

7. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on October 26, 2011, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on November 10, 2011, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 16, 2011

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

* * * For Information * * *
a) Graduate Program in Art History
New Course Proposal
Art History 6020 3.0"Art History and Visual Culture Summer Institute"

b) Graduate Program in Biology
New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Biology 5149 3.0: "Applications in Vision Science"/Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6149 3.0

c) Graduate Program in Economics
Deletion of Integration
Economics 5220 3.0: "Econometric Theory"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4220 3.0
Economics 5320 3.0: "Game Theory"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4130 3.0

d) Graduate Program in English
New Course Proposals
English 6546 3.0: "Post-Apartheid Drama: Theatricalizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission"
English 6700 3.0: "Cognitive Approaches to Literature"
English 6741 3.0: "Modern Canadian Poetry"
English 6960 3.0: "Theory, Practice, Criticism"
English 6965 3.0: "Theorizing Memory"

Change in Course Title
English 6450 3.0: from "Nineteenth Century British Fiction: Austen and Eliot" to "Nineteenth Century British Fiction"

e) Graduate Program in Études françaises
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Études françaises 5243 3.0: "Écriture poétique"/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4275 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Financial Accounting
Addition of Prerequisite
Financial Accounting 6240 3.0: "Information Technology Governance and Monitoring"/Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 6220 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Law
Part-time LLM Specializing in Business Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6909P 3.0: "Corporate Transactions"
Part-time LLM Specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Change in Course Title
Law 6300 6.0: from "Introductory Workshop" to "Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution"

h) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Changes in Course Titles
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5350 3.0: from "Pidgins and Creoles" to "Pidgins and Creoles Linguistics"
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5400 3.0: from "Sociolinguistics Research" to "Research in Sociolinguistics: Variation and Change"

Change in Course Description
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6500 3.0: "Research Methods in Applied Linguistics"

h) Graduate Program in Political Science
New Course Proposals
Political Science 6265 3.0: "Post-Colonial Theory and IR"
Political Science 6625 3.0: "The Political Economy of the BRICS"

Change in Course Title
Political Science 6185 3.0: from "Governmentalities of Urban Property" to "Governing Urban Property"

i) Graduate Program in Psychology
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Psychology 6260.30: "Visuospatial Memory and Goal-Directed Action"/Prerequisite: a systems neuroscience course such as Psychology 3250 3.0, Biology 4370 3.0, Kinesiology 4500 3.0 or 4505 3.0, or equivalent/Integrated with as Health Psychology 4360 3.0/Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6260 3.0

j) Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies
New Course Proposal
Science and Technology Studies 6002 3.0: "Science & Technology as Material Culture"
Science and Technology Studies 6109 3.0: "Gender and the Human Sciences"

k) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology
New Course Proposal
Social Anthropology 5155 3.0: "Anthropology, Art, Aesthetics and Material Culture"

l) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies
New Course Proposal
Socio-Legal Studies 7100 3.0: "Dissertation Proposal Seminar"

m) Graduate Program in Sociology
New Course Proposals
Sociology 59013.0: "Key Debates in Sociological Theory"
Sociology 6160 3.0: "Politics of Memory"

Changes in Course Titles
Sociology 5995 3.0 or 6760 6.0 from "M.A. Workshop" to "M.A. Seminar"
Sociology 6760 3.0 or 6760 6.0 from "Race and Ethnic Relations" to "Race and Ethnicity"

8. Senate Synopses

8. Senate Synopses
* * * For Information * * *
Summaries of Senate meetings of February 17 and March 24, 2011
September 22, 2011
October 27, 2011

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: January 5, 2012