Agenda: January 3, 2013

Meeting of Council


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

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 4, 2012)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. New Fields

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a) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Concentration in Private Wealth Management

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

New Specialization in Canadian Common Law

6. Changes to Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies

Changes in course requirements (MA)
Changes in course requirements (PhD)

b) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

Changes to course requirements (MA and PhD)
Changes to course requirements to delete research and methodology and Canadian history course and replace with methodology course from changing options and two other courses one of which must be a Canadian theatre course and one which aligns with program's sub-fields

Proposal to eliminate 100 play examination requirement (MA)

Proposal to eliminate 100 play examination requirement and replace with different reading examination (PhD)
Proposal to add oral component to comprehensive examination requirement (PhD)
Proposal to eliminate sample chapter requirement (PhD)
Proposed change in timing of prospectus submission (PhD)

c) Graduate Program in Visual Arts

Changes in course requirements (MFA and PhD)
Changes in supervisory committee regulations (PhD)

7. Changes to Appointments and Reappointments Criteria and Procedures

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Graduate Program in Visual Arts

8. Vice-President (Academic) & Provost Rhonda Lenton

9. Distinguished Research Professorship Adjudication Responsiblity


10. Awards Governance


11. Organized Research Units



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.

13. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on October 10, 2012, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on October 10, 2012 and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 21, 2012

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 Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5088 1.5: "Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution"

b) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposal
Computer Science & Engineering 6443 3.0: "Issues in Embedded System Design"

Change in Course Title
Computer Science & Engineering 6118 3.0: from "Combinatorial Optimization" to "Optimization"

c) Graduate Program in Economics

Change in Course Description and Pre-requisite
Economics 5030 3.0: "The Econometrics of Financial Markets"/Prerequisite: from Financial Engineering 6810 3.0 and recommended pre- or co-requisite Mathematics & Statistics 6910 3.0 to Recommended pre- or co-requisite: Financial Markets 5520 3.0

Changes in Course Descriptions
Economics 5520 3.0: "Economics of Financial Markets"
Economics 5600 3.0: "Labour Economics"
Economics 5690 3.0: "Economics of Financial Markets"

Change in Course Title
Economics 5820 3.0: from "International Trade Theory II" to "Empirical International Trade"

d) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposals
English 6542 3.0: "Stating South African Theatre Post-Apartheid"
English 6590 3.0: "Contemporary Fiction: After 9/11"
English 6755 3.0: "Asian Canadian Literature: Intimate Futures"
English 6990 3.0: "Suffrage and Sexuality on the Stage"

Change in Course Title and Description
English 6997 3.0: from "Issues in Contemporary Theory: Theorizing the Archive in the Canadian Context" to "Issues in Contemporary Theory"

Changes in Course Titles
English 6383 3.0: from "Studies in Eighteenth Century Texts: The Ossianic Moment" to "Studies in Eighteenth Century Texts"
English 6562 3.0: from "English Play" to "Play"

e) Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

New Course Proposals
Financial Accounting 6000 3.0: "Introduction to Governance and Accountability"
Financial Accounting 6800 3.0: "Directed Readings Course in Governance and Accountability"
Financial Accounting 6900 3.0: "Synthesis of Theory and Practice, Governance and Accountability"

f) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies

New Course Proposals
Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6007 3.0: "Master of Arts Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies"
Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6009 3.0: "Advanced Research in Feminist Theory"

g) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposals
Humanities 6148 3.0: "Narrative Theory and Interpretation"
Humanities 6228 3.0: "Religion and Colonial Alliances in Colonial Asia"

h) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology

Change in Course Title and Description
Information Systems & Technology 6110 3.0: from "Workflow Systems and Service Oriented Architecture" to "Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture"/Prerequisite: Information Technology 4030 3.0 or equivalent

i) Graduate Program in Law

New Course Proposals
Part-Time LLM Specialising in Business Law
Law 6913P 3.0: "Competition Law and Policy"

Part-Time LLM Specialising in Canadian Common Law (Proposed)
Law 6847P 6.0: "Canadian Public and Constitutional Law"
Law 6848P 3.0: "Independent Significant Research Paper"

Part-Time LLM Specialising in Criminal Law
Law 6879P 3.0: "Aboriginal People and the Criminal Justice System"

Part-Time LLM Specialising in General Law
Law 6841P 6.0: "Canadian Constitutional Law"
Law 6842P 6.0: "Canadian Administrative Law"
Law 6843P 6.0: "Canadian Criminal Law"
Law 6844P 3.0: "Canadian Professional Responsibility"
Law 6845P 6.0: "Business Associations"

Part-Time LLM Specialising in Taxation Law
Law 6807P 3.0: "Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations"

j) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

New Course Proposals
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6235 3.0: "English for Specific Purposes: Theory and Practice"
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6380 3.0: "Sociocultural Theory and Applied Linguistics"

Change in Course Number
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics from 6290T to 6290 3.0: "Multilingual Education"

Deletion of Crosslisted Course
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6280 3.0: "The Teacher as Researcher"/Same as Education 5676 3.0

Deletion of Integrated Course
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5550 3.0: "Studies in Canadian English"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Glendon English 4550 3.0

Course Deletion
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6010 3.0: "Major Research Paper"
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6240 3.0: "Listening and Speaking in a Second Language: Theory to Practice"
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6330 3.0: "Implications of Languages in Contact"
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6350 3.0: "Interlanguage"

k) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

Deletion of Integration
Mathematics & Statistics 6641 3.0: "Survival Analysis"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Mathematics 4130K 3.0

l) Graduate Program in Political Science

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Political Science 5422 3.0: "Contemporary Iran: From Revolution to Dissent"/Same as Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Political Science 4422 3.0

New Course Proposals
Political Science 6001A 3.0: "Selected Topics in Ancient Political Thought"
Political Science 6222 3.0: "Narrative Voice and Autoethnography in International Relations"

m) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

Social Anthropology 5165 3.0: "Transnational Sexualities"/Same as Sociology 6536 3.0

n) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

New Course Proposal
Science & Technology Studies 6312 3.0: "The Political Economy of Technoscience"

o) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New Course Proposals
Social Anthropology 6010 3.0: "Theory in Social Anthropology" (Addition of half-course, retain existing full course)
Social Anthropology 6010 6.0: "Advanced General Theory in Social Anthropology"

p) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6195G.3.0: "Selected Thinkers in Social & Political Thought: The History of Post Colonial Theory"/Same as English 6951 3.0

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6195.3.0: "Selected Thinkers in Social & Political Thought: Mauss and the Theory of the Gift: Solidarity, Community and the Political"
Social & Political Thought 6199.3.0: "Anarchist Theory in Perspective: Revolution, Economics, the State and the Social"
Social & Political Thought 6694.3.0: "Speculative Realisms"
Social & Political Thought 6695.3.0: "Settler Colonialism and Settler Subjects"

q) Graduate Program in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 7905 3.0: "Doctoral Career Development Skills"

r) Graduate Program in Theatre

New Course Proposal
Theatre 5111 3.0: "Sustainable Design in Performance"

s) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

New Course Proposals
Theatre Studies 5051 3.0: "Theatre Studies Internship"
Theatre Studies 6329 3.0: "Performance Ethnography"

Theatre 6301 3.0: "Topics in Dance and Historiography"/Same as Dance 6300 3.0

14. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: February 7, 2013