Council Meeting Agenda June 7, 2018; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Thursday, June 7, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Please note the non-routine location:  0007 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building.

1.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2.  Minutes of Previous Meeting (May 10, 2018) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4.  Dean's Remarks

5. Summer Authority

Motion: “that all items that need Council approval be delegated to the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee until the first meeting of Council in the next academic year.”

6.  New Graduate Diploma

Approved at the May 16, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Proposal for a new Concurrent Graduate Diploma in Culture, Communication & Leadership in Canada  (.pdf)

7.  Changes in Admissions and Degree Requirements

Approved at the May 16, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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a)  Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM in Securities Law
(Guest:  Meghan Thomas, Director, International & Professional Graduate Programs)

Replace the current required course (Law 6746 6.0: “Foundations of Securities Regulation: Theories and Concepts) with two three-credit courses (Law 6118P 3.0:  “Foundations of Securities Law” (for students who have not had practical or regulator training as securities lawyers in Canada) and Law 6119P 3.0:  “Securities Law - Theoretical Approaches (required for all students)
Change to require completion of two courses, Law 6741P 6.0: “Products, Transactions and Legal Structures" and Law 6745 6.0:  “Litigation and Enforcement” (.doc)

Learning objectives (.docx)

b)  Graduate Program in Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI)

Changes to course requirements | Changes to application requirement for a GMAT or GRE score | Updated learning outcomes (.pdf)

c)  Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

Change in Master’s degree timeline from “one or two academic years” to “three full-time terms” (.docx)
Learning objectives (.pdf)

8.  Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on January 25 and May 4, 2018, and received for information by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on May 16, 2018.  Committee members may view these documents by contacting .

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a)  Graduate Program in Cinema & Media Studies
New Course Proposal
Film 6251 3.0:  “The Essay Film”

b)  Graduate Program in History
New Course Proposal
History 5002 3.0:  “Preparing Historians for the Twenty-First Century:  An Applied History Practicum”

c)  Graduate Program in Humanities
New Course Proposal
Humanities 6166 3.0:  “Crisis Comics:  Human Rights and/in World Graphic Narratives”

d)  Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM in Energy & Infrastructure Law
New Course Proposal
Energy & Infrastructure Law 7000 3.0:  “The Law and Economics of Electricity Markets”

Part-Time LLM in International Business Law
New Course Proposals
Business Law 6299 6.0:  “International Sale of Goods Law”
Law 6555 3.0:  “In-House Counsel: Law and Practice”

Part-Time LLM in Securities Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6118P 3.0:  “Foundations of Securities Law”
Law 6119P 3.0:  “Securities Law – Theoretical Approaches”
Law 6128P 3.0:  “Investment Funds, Hedge Funds & Private Equity”
Law 6129P 3.0:  “Securities Law - Financial Advisory Services
Law 6160P 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Securities Law”

e)  Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
New Course Proposal
Mechanical Engineering 6506 3.0: “Teaching and Learning in Engineering”

f)  Graduate Program in Political Science
New Course Proposal
Political Science 6031 3.0:  “Class and State in Precapitalist Society:  History and Social Theory”

9.  Senate Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meetings of March 22, 2018 (.pdf/URL), April 12, 2018 (.pdf/URL) and May 24, 2018 (.pdf/URL).

10.  Other Business