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Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
The Eighth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1978-79 was held on Wednesday, April 18, 1979 at 8.00 p.m. in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Mr. N. Akiha,
Mr. M. E. Antosz, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop,
Dr. E. V. Bonn, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. K. T. Brearley, Dr. T. H. Brown, Dr. J. G. Cragg,
Dr. J. Dahlie, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Mr. R. C.
Formosa, Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Ms. A. Gardner, Ms. P. Gouldstone, Dr. A. G. Hannam,
Dr. T. D. Heaver, Miss V. Johl, Dr. F. R. C. Johnstone, Dr. L. D. Jones, Mr. W. R.
Julien, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Mr. E. G. Kehler, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dr. H. C. Knutson,
Mr. J. Kulich, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean K. M. Lysyk, Dr. D. J.
MacDougall, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. W. A. McKerlich, Dr. J. H.
McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Acting Dean A. D. Moore, Mr. C. Niwinski, Dr. R. A.
Nodwell, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. S. 0. Russell, Mr. M. M. Ryan,
Mr. R. H. Santo, Dr. R. F. Scagel, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw, Mr. B. K. Short,
Dr. J. G. Silver, Mr. G. P. L. Smith, Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B.
Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. 0. Sziklai, Mr. M. P. Thacker, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Mr. D. F. Thompson,
Mr. L. Valg, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Mr. D. L. Watts, Dean R. M.
Will, Dr. M. D. Will man, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, Mr. B. M. S. Wright.
Observer:   Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Mr. W. G.
Burch, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mrs. L. Daniells, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. F. Lee, Dr. D.
Lupini, Dr. A. J. McClean, Rev. J. P. Martin, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mrs. J. C. Wallace,
Dean W. A. Webber. 7173.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Senate membership
New student senators
The Chairman welcomed to Senate the following student members:-
Agricultural Sciences
Mr. B. M. S. Wright
Applied Science
Mr. R. H. Santo
Miss V. Johl
Commerce and Business Administration
Mr. N. Akiha
Mr. M. E. Antosz
Mr. F. Lee
Mr. M. P. Thacker
Graduate Studies
Mr. D. W. Smith
Mr. D. F. Thompson
Mr. W. R. Julien
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mr. R. C. Formosa
Mr. E. G. Kehler
Ms. A. A. Gardner
Mr. C. Niwinski
Mr. B. K. Short
Mr. G. P. L. Smith
Mr. D. L. Watts 7174.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Dean of Science
Senate offered congratulations to Dr. Finnegan on his appointment as Dean of the
Faculty of Science.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Elder )      That the minutes of the Seventh regular meeting of
Dr. Wisenthal  )       Senate   for   the    Session    1978-79,    having   been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Business arising from the Minutes
English admission reguirement - report by the President  (P.7159)
The Chairman suggested that this item be deferred until later in the meeting when
the report of the Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English was discussed.
Ad hoc Committee on Examinations  (P.7164-5)
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting.
Dr. Smith   ) That   Senate   establish   an   ad  hoc  committee  to
Dr. Cragg ) examine the timing and  length of the December
and April examination periods, and in particular:
(i) the implications for the educational process of
having the examination period commence the
day following the conclusion of classes;
(ii) the desirability of allowing students a period
to digest and review the complete course
before the final examination;
(iii) the feasibility of adopting a class scheduling
system that would automatically assign
examination slots (so that at the time of
registration the possibility of examination
conflicts would be ruled out);
(iv) the possibility of students occasionally being
required to write several examinations on the
same day.
It was explained in the material circulated that the motion arose from concerns
expressed at the gradual reduction in the number of Saturday examinations, and in the
pause, however brief, between the conclusion of classes and the commencement of
examinations. It was recognized that the accommodation of relatively large numbers
of students with "non-standard" programs (that is, programs that depart from a
rigidly defined schedule) resulted in a formidable allocation problem, and that given 7175.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Ad hoc Committee on Examinations (continued)
time constraints (for example, the length of the first term) and constraints on
resources (for example, support staff costs involved in supervising evening and
Saturday examinations) the present system was inevitable. However, a thorough
review of the situation was urged so that it could be determined whether alternatives
existed and if so what their adoption would involve.
The motion was put and carried.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President and the formal agreement of the President; and that the
Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space
requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i) New courses, course and curriculum changes recommended by the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration  (P.7156-7 & 7168)
(ii) The establishment of The Albert E. Hall Chair in Finance, recommended by the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (P.7159)
(iii) Master of Arts Program in Family Studies recommended by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies  (P.7156-7 & 7168-9)
(iv) Changes in the four-year B.S.N, program recommended by the School of Nursing
(P.7156-7 & 7169-71)
(v) Affiliation between The University of British Columbia and Children's Hospital,
subject to such minor changes in wording as may be required, recommended by the
Faculty of Medicine (P.7160-4)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Knutson ) That   the  new  award  (listed   in   Appendix 'A')  be
Dean Lysyk  ) accepted subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors and that a letter of thanks be sent to the
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Wisenthal presented the report. The committee recommended approval of:
modification of the Rangeland Resources Option, new courses and course changes
submitted by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences; curriculum changes and calendar
description for the Clinical Engineering Program submitted by the Faculty of Applied 7176.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee  (continued)
Science; curriculum changes submitted by the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration; new program, program changes, new courses and course changes
submitted by the Faculty of Science; and a proposal to offer an M.A. and M.F.A. with
a concentration in Film/Television Studies submitted by the Faculty of Graduate
Dr. Wisenthal referred to the proposals submitted by the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences and explained that approval of a proposed new course Soil Science 214 (Ife)
Forest and Agricultural Climatology was being withheld pending the submission of
proposed changes to the existing Geography 214. In recommending approval of the
proposals submitted by the Faculty of Applied Science the committee requested that
the statement on prerequisites in the calendar description of the Clinical Engineering
Program be replaced by a statement, inserted prior to the list of courses, to the
effect that students without the formal prerequisite courses should consult the
Department or Faculty concerned and the Director of the Clinical Engineering
Dr. Wisenthal )        That   the  proposals  submitted  by  the  Faculty  of
Dr. Brown       )        Agricultural    Sciences,    the   Faculty   of    Applied
Science,  the  Faculty of  Commerce and Business
Administration   and   the   Faculty   of   Science   be
Dr. Wisenthal )        That   the   proposal   of   the   Faculty   of   Graduate
Dean Will )        Studies   to   offer   an   M.A.   and   M.F.A.   with   a
concentration     in     Film/Television     Studies     be
Nominating Committee
Dr. Stager explained that there was a vacancy on the Nominating Committee for
one student representative. It was agreed that Senate members could call for
nominations from the floor.
Mr. Niwinski ) That  Mr.  Brian  Short  be  nominated  to  serve  as
Mr. Kehler     ) student representative on the Senate Nominating
Dr. Elder )    That nominations be closed.
Ms. Goulds tone )
Mr. Short was declared elected. 7177.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on form of Degrees and Diplomas
Dr. Knutson presented the following report:
"At its meeting of September 13, 1978 Senate recommended the establishment of a
committee to investigate the form of degrees and diplomas. Senate took this
action following a request of the Faculty of Forestry that "interest areas" be
indicated on degree parchments.
The committee concluded that it would not be desirable to indicate specific study
areas on degree parchments as proposed because of practical difficulties regarding
the lead time necessary for the printing of diplomas and possible implications of
narrow academic background. However, the committee agreed that where a
student graduated "with honours" or on an "honours program" that this fact should
be noted on the degree parchment.
The objective of the Faculty of Forestry could be met in another way by having a
student's transcript of academic record indicate the areas of specialization and by
providing the student with a "certification of graduation" giving more detail than
is possible on a degree parchment but not with a full statement of record as
appears on the transcript of academic record.
The committee recommends to Senate the following:
1) that a new form be prepared for issuance to all graduates to be entitled
"Certification of Degree". Its purpose would be to convey information
intermediary between the spareness of the diploma and the detail of a
transcript of academic record. The certification would include the name of
the degree, the program of study and the standing obtained (where
appropriate). This form would be provided to graduates at the same time as
final year marks are issued;
2) that where provision is made to recognize high academic achievement over
more than one year, such as "graduation with honours", the degree parchment
have indicated on it "with honours";
3) that where a student has graduated on an honours program that this fact be
indicated on the degree parchment as "honours program";
4) that the transcripts of records of Forestry graduates, and other graduates
where appropriate, indicate the areas of interest or specialization in addition
to the information on name of degree and class standing obtained which is
provided at present.
Except for these proposals, the committee concluded that no other change in the
form of degrees and diplomas was necessary."
Dr. Knutson ) That  the  recommendations  of  the committee be
Dr. Sziklai    ) approved.
Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English
President Kenny reported that following the last Sente meeting he had met with
Dr. Finnegan,  Dean  Will,  Dr.   Jordan  (Head  of  the  Department  of  English),   and 7178.
Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English  (continued)
Mr. Young (Associate Registrar) to discuss the question of the English admission
requirement. The consensus was that the matter should be handled by the Admissions
Committee. The President also stated that as a result of this meeting he had been
requested to write to the Minister of Education in an attempt to obtain further data
on the Ministry's English Placement Test but that he had not yet received a reply.
The President further reported that, under Senate's instructions, the Basic
Composition Workshop was to be terminated in August 1979. However, assurances
had been given by Mr. Kulich, Director of the Centre for Continuing Education, that
the Centre was prepared to offer 24 sections of the Basic Composition Workshop
which would accommodate approximately 360 students. The English Department
would be responsible for making recommendations as to which students would benefit
from this remedial work. The workshops would be three hours per week and there
would be a charge of approximately $150. The President also stated that it was his
understanding that students would be advised to take the course but that it was not
The following report of the Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English had been
circulated. The Agenda Committee had recommended, however, that the report be
discussed by Senate but that no attempt be made to arrive at a specific conclusion,
and that the matter, including the transcript of the discussion, be referred to the
Senate Admissions Committee.
"In April 1976 Senate passed the following resolutions:
1. That the Senate of The University of British Columbia affirms that
school—level instruction in basic English composition is not a proper
function of the University.
2. That Senate hereby gives notice of its intention to terminate the
existing "Basic Composition Workshop" program by August 1979, subject
to the provision of a program for students whose work in subjects other
than English is demonstrably outstanding.
3. That, beginning in September 1979, admission to First Year at U.B.C.
be limited to students demonstrating basic competence in English
composition or whose work in subjects other than English is
demonstrably outstanding; and that the Senate Admissions Committee
be asked to consider effective ways in which such competence could be
4. That Senate request the President to urge the Ministry of Education to
provide leadership, co-ordination and financing for "English as a Second
Language" programs in the Province. 7179.
Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English  (continued)
"At the March 1979 meeting of Senate the Admissions Committee brought forward
a proposal in response to these resolutions. When that proposal was rejected,
Senate still was left with the responsibility of finding means to assess competence
in English composition demonstrated by first year applicants to U.B.C. After six
meetings on this issue the English Standards Committee comes to Senate in order
to suggest that the solution may very well be found in the use of secondary school
results in conjunction with the results of an independent test. The question is
whether to use secondary school grades alone or to use another criterion as well.
The Committee suggests that the English 12 grade as the sole criterion cannot be
a satisfactory measure of a student's competence in writing. In a subject like
English, the standard must vary considerably from one school to another and one
teacher to another. As the English Department observes in a report that it
submitted to the Senate Admissions Committee, "The result of making the
individual teacher or school the sole arbiter of a student's writing ability would be
gross unfairness: a poor writer from school A might be admitted to U.B.C, while
a relatively good writer from school Z might be rejected."
We are also impressed by evidence arising from the first year of operation of the
Ministry of Education's English Placement Test. We offer for Senate's scrutiny
excerpts from a statistical report prepared by the Educational Research Institute
of British Columbia, which administers the English Placement Test:
"Quite clearly, the three scores on the E.P.T. (i.e. the results of the
three different components of the English Placement Test), taken
together, hold a substantially greater relationship to (U.B.C.)
English 100 grades than do English 12 grades taken alone as English 12
grades, when used alone, are relatively weak predictors of English 100
grades; hence the associated error of prediction is relatively high. The
three E.P.T. scores, when applied in combination, have increased the
strength of the predictive relationship from 22% (for English 12 grades
alone) to 37%. It is evident, however, that the strongest realtionship is
obtained when all four measures have been used (42%). It seems
reasonable to suggest that the most effective means of predicting
success in English 100, and simultaneously identifying those students
most requiring remedial instruction in English grammar and
composition, is to employ English 12 grades and E.P.T. scores in
combination. In this manner, and perhaps only in this manner, can
reasonable accuracy in prediction be achieved."
What is true here for purposes of placement is also true for purposes of admission,
where it is even more important to have the most reliable predictive evidence
available. Our point in citing this E.R.I.B.C. report is to indicate that a test like
the English Placement Test appears to be necessary in order for the University to
have a reasonable indication of a student's readiness for English 100.
We are not, however, recommending the use of any particular examination. We
appreciate that the question of modifying the present use of the English
Placement Test has become a sensitive issue, but we would draw Senate's
attention to the existence of at least one other examination that would definitely
be available to us, and that is designed in a way that would meet our needs.   This 7180.
Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English (continued)
"is the English Composition Test which is part of the Achievement Testing Program
of the College Board (based in Princeton, N.J.). In the words of the College
Board's publication, Guide to the Admissions Testing Program 1978-79, the English
Composition Test is "designed to measure the student's ability to write clear and
effective prose that satisfies the requirements of standard written English". The
Test "provides an indication of ability to do the kind of writing that will probably
be expected in college." We must emphasize once again that we are not
recommending any particular examination, but proposing that the Admissions
Committee, after considering all available evidence, should select the
examination to be used.
1. That Senate endorse the principle that the University use results of an English
composition examination as one of the criteria by which a student's writing
ability is assessed for purposes of admission into first year.
2. That Senate ask the Admissions Committee to select an examination in
English composition to be available for use in admitting students entering the
University in September 1980.
3. That Senate ask the Admissions Committee to formulate means of identifying
those students whose work in subjects other than English is demonstrably
outstanding (as in Recommendation 3 of the Report of the English Standards
Committee, April 1976)."
In the absence of Dr. Burns, Chairman of the committee, Dr. Wisenthal presented
the report. He stated that the object of the report was to make a case for the use of
an examination in writing competence for admission purposes. Such an examination
would not, however, be the sole criterion but would be used as one of the criteria for
Dr. Wisenthal )        That the report be received.
Mrs. Bishop     )
During the following discussion opinions were expressed that the Admissions
Committee should examine whether students fail English 100 for reasons other than
literacy; that it was unfair for a student to be allowed to enter the University
without an understanding of the language; and that even if the University were
allowed to use the results of the Ministry of Education's English Placement Test for
admission purposes it would not necessarily be of use in predicting success in
English 100.   Several members expressed their support of the report.
After further discussion the motion to receive the report was put and carried.
In reply to a query Dr. Finnegan stated that the Admissions Committee would
make a progress report at the May meeting of Senate. 7181.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Report of the Librarian 1977-78
The report had been circulated for information. In speaking briefly to the report
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs, the Librarian, referred to the continuing problem of lack of space. It
was stated in the report that the University, through its support of the collections
budget during recent difficult years, had shown its determination to continue to meet
the many and diverse needs of the users of the Library. In converting its cataloguing
records to machine-readable form, the Library was attempting to provide access to the
contents of the collections both more efficiently and effectively. However, the
predictable growth of the collections toward the third millionth volume imposed a need
for space to contain them. All available space would be filled at the end of eight years.
Given the amount of time required for the completion of even minor building projects,
planning for a new research library should begin now.
Dean Larkin, Chairman of the University Library Committee, paid tribute to the
excellent work of the Librarian and his staff.
Report  on  Continuing   Education   Activities  of   The  University  of  British  Columbia
The report had been circulated for information. Mr. Kulich stated that this was
the second report and that an attempt had been made to include more information on
Continuing Education activities at U.B.C. In commenting briefly on the report
Dr. MacDougall, Chairman of the Committee on Continuing Education, paid tribute to
Mr. Kulich for the work done in collecting the information.
Faculty of Dentistry
Deadline date of application for admission
A proposal to change the deadline date for receiving applications for admission to
the Faculty of Dentistry have been circulated. It was stated that a personal
interview of prospective students was being introduced and that more time was
needed to undertake this procedure.
Dean Beagrie )        That the deadline date for receiving applications
Dean Will )        for   admission   to   the   Faculty   of   Dentistry   be
changed from April 30 each year to December 31
of the previous year.
Departmental Review Policy
In response to the requirement that each Faculty report to Senate on policies and
procedures for reviews, the Faculty of Dentistry submitted the following statement: 7182.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Faculty of Dentistry
Departmental Review Policy (continued)
"The review methods utilized in the Faculty of Dentistry are:
Professional review by an outside body every five years; this is part of the
accreditation program within the Faculty of Dentistry reviewed by the
Canadian Dental Association Accreditation Team, in which an assessment of
the basic science, clinical science, and clinical content of both the
undergraduate dental student program and dental hygiene program is carried
Internal reviews of the Faculty of Dentistry have taken place over the last
several years. These consist of a subcommittee looking at departmental
organization, a subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, which is
reviewing the curriculum, and a subcommittee looking at the general
committee structure within the Faculty. Each and all of these present their
findings for ratification to the Faculty as a whole."
Dean Beagrie )        That the departmental review policy of the Faculty
Dr. Silver        )       of Dentistry be approved.
Faculty of Applied Science
Departmental Review Policy
Senate was informed that statements of policies and procedures of the
professional bodies which have accepted responsibility for appraising programs in the
Faculty of Applied Science were on file with the Secretary of Senate. A report
listing the documents together with the composition of the visiting accreditation
team for Engineering and the composition of the visiting boards for Architecture and
Nursing had been circulated.
Dr. Moore ) That the report be accepted.
Mr. Short  )
Faculty of Science
Departmental Review Policy
The Faculty of Science submitted the following proposal concerning departmental
review policy:
"The Faculty of Science endorses in general terms the policy adopted by
Senate with the following additional specific comments. (See Senate
minutes P.6858-60 September 14, 1977 for Senate policy.)
With respect to point I, the Faculty wishes to emphasize the need for
flexibility with regard to timing. 7183.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Faculty of Science
Departmental Review Policy  (continued)
"With regard to point 3a the Faculty endorses the principle of including
outside experts. The mix of three external and two U.B.C. experts from
outside the Department has been found satisfactory.
With respect to point 3b the Dean has solicited nominations of suitable
external experts both from members of the Department and from persons in
allied disciplines. The final composition of committees to review
Departments should be left to the Dean who has to ascertain the availability
of those nominated and then strike a balanced committee."
Dean Volkoff )        That the departmental review policy of the Faculty
Dr. Finnegan  )        of Science be approved.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Dr.  Stager presented the report of the Tributes Committee.    Members of the
gallery were asked to leave.
Memorial Minute
The following memorial statement had been prepared in accordance with the
custom of Senate in recognition by the University and the Senate of the late Roy
On Friday evening, April 13, 1979, The University of British Columbia lost one of
its most distinguished and beloved scholars and alumni when Professor Roy Daniells
died quietly at his home on Allison Road.
A native of London, England, Roy Daniells came to Canada at the age of eight.
He received his public and high school education in Victoria and attended The
University of British Columbia, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He
went on to the University of Toronto, where he obtained the degrees of Master of
Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
Professor Daniells joined the U.B.C. faculty in 1946 as Professor of English, after
being Head of the English Department at the University of Manitoba for nine years.
He was appointed Head of English in 1948, a position he held until 1965, when he was
named the first University Professor of English Language and Literature in
recognition of his scholarship in English literature and his activities as poet and
Roy Daniells was author of two volumes of poetry: Deeper into the Forest, and
The Chequered Shade. He contributed criticism, poetry and prose to Canadian and
American scholarly and general periodicals. He is best known for his studies in 17th
Century English literature, particularly for the book;  Milton, Mamerism and Baroque. 7184.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minute (continued)
Professor Daniells served for almost four terms as a member of the Senate of this
University, 1948 to 1954 and from 1969 until the end of 1974.
Professor Daniells was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He became its
President in 1970, at which time he was honoured as the recipient of the Lome Pierce
Medal. The citation read in part for "achievement of special significance and
conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature."
He served for a term as chairman of the Humanities Research Council of Canada.
In 1972 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of
"outstanding merit of the highest degree, especially service to Canada and to
humanity at large." He held honorary degrees from Queen's, Toronto, McMaster, New
Brunswick and Windsor Universities, and in 1975 U.B.C. conferred upon him the
degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris causa.
Professor Daniells was one of UBC's outstanding teachers, and was widely known
as a witty and entertaining speaker.
Members of Senate convey to his wife, Laurenda, their daughters, Susan and Sara,
and other members of the family its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Stager ) That the memorial statement for Roy Daniells be
Mr. Clyne ) spread on the minutes of Senate and that a copy be
sent to the relatives of the deceased.
The meeting adjourned at 10.10 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 1979.
Chairman 7185.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
New award recommended to Senate
The Beverley Maureen Becker Memorial Scholarhip - A scholarship in the amount
of $125 has been made available by family and friends of the late Beverley M.
Becker. Ms. Becker was a former student of the U.B.C. School of Librarianship
and graduated with her M.L.S. in 1975. The award will be made to the top ranking
student in the advanced reference course in the School of Librarianship, and will
be made on the recommendation of the faculty. 7186.
Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
Course and curriculum proposals
Rangeland Resources Option
The existing Rangeland Resources program in the Department of Plant Science
has been modified and will be established as an option in four departments,
namely, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Plant Science and Soil Science.
Plant Science
New course
AGSC 101
PLNT 259 (I fe)  Crops and Cropping Systems
PLNT 336 - change in hours and delete prerequisite
PLNT 433, 434, 437 - change in hours
PLNT 425 - addition to description
Civil Engineering
CIVL 463 - change in units from (2) to (3), and change in
Engineering Physics
(a)      New option in Metallurgy for Engineering Physics students
Option 3 - 3rd Year
METL 376      Structure and Properties of Steel
APSC 270
and two of:
METL 370
METL 374
CPSC 118
ELEC 358
Mechanics of Solids
(3-3*-0;  0-0-0)
(2-0-1;  2-0-1)
Structure of Metals
Deformation Processes
Principles of Computer Programming   (0-0-0;  3-0-2)
Digital Systems & Minicomputers (0-0-0;  2-3*-2*)
(2-0-0;  0-0-0)
(0-0-0;  2-3*-0)
(b)      Change in option in Metallurgy for Engineering Physics students:
Option 3 - 4th Year
METL 378
Diffusion and Phase Transformations
METL 470
Engineering Alloys
METL 495
Metallurgical Laboratory
and three of:
METL 472
Welding and Joining
;  0-0-0)
METL 480
METL 488
Dislocation Theory
METL 492
Powder Metallurgy
METL 474
Mechanical Working
METL 476
Casting and Solidification
METL 486
Nuclear Materials
2-0-0) 7187.
Wednesday,   April   18,   1979.
Admission requirements for Simon Fraser University Students
That CHEM I 17, Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory, be dropped, and PHYS 131,
General Physics Laboratory, be added to the list of required courses. The other
required general Chemistry Laboratory course, CHEM I 15, will still be retained.
Applied Science and Graduate Studies
Clinical Engineering Program - calendar description:
The Master of Engineering degree is offered to qualified engineering graduates
who seek to apply engineering principles at an advanced level to patient—care
technology in hospitals and other health care institutions. The Clinical
Engineering program provides a basic knowledge of the life and health sciences;
training in the application of engineering principles to the clinical environment,
patient-oriented technology, design and development, safety procedures; skills in
administration and communication. The program consists of course work and
practical experience in local hospitals.
Prerequisite: Graduation in Engineering. Students are advised to acquire a basic
knowledge of biology, organic chemistry and electronics before applying for entry.
Students without the formal prerequisite courses should consult the Department or
Faculty concerned and the Director of the Clinical Engineering Program.
Human Anatomical Systems
Cell Biology
Human Resource Management I
Introduction to Human Pathology
Health Service Institutions and their Operations
Systems and Computer Applications in Medicine
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biomedical Measurements and Biomaterials
Clinical Engineering Seminar
Directed Studies in Clinical Engineering
plus at least 5 units of approved graduate level Engineering courses
APSC 550 (I fe)   Biomedical Measurements and Biomaterials
APSC 552 (I)     Clinical Engineering Seminar
APSC 554 (3)     Directed Studies in Clinical Engineering
Curriculum changes:     Pre-Commerce - Students who apply to enter the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration must have completed
15 units, including English 100, 3 units chosen from
Mathematics 100, 101, III and 130, and Economics 100.
Credit will not be granted for both Mathematics 105 and
Commerce 211. Students should note the English composition
requirement of the Faculty. Electives may not be taken from
courses in Commerce and Business Administration.
Courses:     PHED
plus at
New courses 7188.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Curriculum changes:  (continued)
First Year Commerce - The first year program will consist of
Commerce 110, III, 120, 151, 153, Economics 301 and 302,
Computer Science 101; and 3 units of electives chosen from
any Faculty other than Commerce. A student who has
completed Mathematics 101 is exempt from Commerce III
and will substitute an additional Ife units of electives.
Computer Science
Change CPSC 220 - change in prerequisites
Geophysics and Astronomy
New Program
Combined Honours Geophysics and Another Subject
First Year Second Year
Computer Science 101 (Ife)
Mathematics 200, 220, 221, 315 (6)
Physics 201, 205, 209 (4)
Arts Elective (3)
Elective* (3)
Fourth Year
Mathematics 316 and 300 (4fe)      Mathematics 400 (3)
Physics 303 and 309 (3) Electives* (14)
Mathematics 100 and 101
Physics 120, 1 15 or 110
Chemistry 120 or 1 10
English 100
Third Year
Arts Elective (3)
Electives* (6)
* Electives must be approved by the Honours advisers of the two departments
concerned. They must be chosen to satisfy the general regulations of the Faculty
of Science and must include at least 4fe units of Geological Sciences and 7fe units
of Geophysics.
Changes in Programs
Major Astronomy
Change fourth year to:
Astronomy 401, 402 (3)
Astronomy 421, 431 (2)
Physics 412, 413, 414 (4fe)
Elective (5fe) 7189.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Geophysics and Astronomy
Changes in Programs (continued)
Combined Honours Geology and Geophysics
Change the program to read:
First Year
Second Year
Geology 125
Geophysics 120
Chemistry 1 10 or 120
Physics 110 or 1 15 or 120
Mathematics 100/101
English 100
Geology 210/216
Mathematics 200/201/221
Physics 213, 215
Computer Science 101
Arts Elective
Third Year
Fourth Year
Geology 305/320
Geophysics 320, 322
Mathematics 315/316
Physics 31 1/319
Geology 314
Geology 415 or 425
Geophysics 420/421
Arts Elective
Geology   105 (3) may be substituted.     Special  arrangements may be made for
students unable to complete this requirement in first year.
* Electives must include at least 3 units selected from Geophysics 422, 423, 424,
427, which are offered alternate years only, and Geophysics 425. In addition,
Geophysics 449 (2) or Geology 449 (3) must be included in Fourth Year.
New courses
Change in Program
Physics Major
PHYS 414 (Ife)   Radioactivity/Nuclear Physics
PHYS4I50)      Introductory Solid State Physics
PHYS416(I)     Plasma Physics
PHYS 411,413- changes in units and hours
PHYS 412 - change in title, description, units and hours
Change the Physics electives courses listed under Third and Fourth Years to
"At least 8 units of Physics courses from Physics 314 (2), 326 (3), 41 I (Ife), 412
(Ife), 413 (Ife), 414 (Ife), 415 (I), 416 (I), 419 (1-3), 421 (I)" 7190.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
Change to Credit in the Faculty of Science
Psychology 413 (3)    Research in Sensation and Perception (if 220 taken
Psychology 41 6 (3)    Research Methods in Conditioning and Learning
(if 220 taken previously)
Change in Description - PSYC 413 and 416:
Add to the course description of both 413 and 416, "Students who have credit
for Psychology 220 obtain Science unit credit for completing this course".
Changes Zoology 203 and 205 - change in hours
M.A. and M.F.A. with a concentration in Film/Television Studies
Students will be considered for acceptance into the graduate program from any
recognized undergraduate degree program in film and/or television studies or, in
the case of students with a degree in areas other than film/television studies, with
an equivalent background in film and television history, film and television
criticism, aesthetics, and in all aspects of production (writing, directing,
cinematography, editing, and production management). Competencies in these
fields will be determined either by means of evaluation of transcripts or other
evidence of experience, or by diagnostic examination, or both. Deficiencies in any
areas must be remedied before the student can be advanced to full graduate
standing. Students may elect to concentrate in one of two streams: the M.A. in
history/theory/criticism; or the M.F.A. in production.
Normal    residence    in    the    program    will    be    two    years. Students    of
history/criticism/theory will be encouraged to acquire a language competency
beyond English and French. Each course of study will be designed by the advising
faculty specifically to meet the needs and interests of the individual student.
Typical patterns follow:
First Year Second Year
Theatre 533 (3) Thesis (3/6/9)
Grad. seminar in film/tele.        (3) Grad. seminar in film/tele. (3)*
Course in film/television 400 OR Elective, 400 or above (3)*
or above (3) Comprehensive Examination
OR course outside Department
300 or above (3) 	
Theatre 535 (I) One or more of these courses may be excluded,
depending upon unit value assigned to the thesis. 7191.
Wednesday,  April   18,   1979.
M.A. and M.F.A. with a concentration in Film/Television Studies  (continued)
First Year
Grad. seminar in film/tele. (3)
Course in film/television 400
or above (3)
Course outside Department
300 or above (3)
Theatre 535 (I)
Second Year
Grad. Seminar in film/tele.
OR Elective, 400 or above
Comprehensive Examination
*One or both of these courses may be excluded,
depending upon unit value assigned to the thesis.
Minimum requirements for all students include: Theatre 535; two other
courses in Film/Television at the 500 level; the thesis; and the
comprehensive examination.
The comprehensive examination will be administered at the end of the
student's second year of study. The comprehensive will be oral, or written, or
a combination of oral and written.
All students will be required to take Theatre 535, Colloquium in
Film/Television, during their first year of study as a classified graduate
The nature of the thesis will depend upon the area of specialization. It may
consist of written work, in the case of history/criticism/theory students, or
written or production work, in the case of production students.
New courses
THTR 531 (3)
THTR 532 (3)
THTR 533 (3)
THTR 534 (3)
THTR 535 (I)
Seminar:  Styles in Film/Television
Seminar:   Study of Major Film/Television
Advanced Problems in Film/Television
Seminar in Film and Television Studies
Colloquium in Film/Television
THTR 547 - change in title
THTR 549 - change in unit value, now (3/6/9)


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