c at least one half course in a field different from the major and minor unless

C at least one half course in a field different from

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(c)at least one half course in a field different from the major and minor (unless satisfied at the M.A. level). No more than one full course equivalent may be taken in the form of 'integrated' graduate/undergraduate seminars.
Page 15Up to one full course equivalent may be taken in another Graduate program at York or (upon petition to the Executive committee) in a graduate program at another university. It is a requirement of the Faculty of Graduate Studies that, where a student proposes to take a course at another university, it be demonstrated that the material to be studied is both academically necessary and unavailable at York.Where a particular area of interest is not adequately covered by available courses, students may, with the agreement of a faculty member, set up a reading course. Normally, only one full year reading course may be taken for credit in a degree program. The title of the reading course will be recorded on the student's transcript. The student and faculty member involved must agree on a plan of study, covering topic, assignments, and procedure for assessment, and submit this in writing to the Program Director at the time of registration. Students must maintain at least a B average in their graduate courses. Failure to do so will result in a review of status. LANGUAGE OR COGNATE SKILL REQUIREMENTWhile completing the course work, students should also be preparing to meet the program's requirement to demonstrate skill in a language (other than English) or a cognate area (such as statistics). In selecting a skill, students should be seeking to equip themselves for their proposed area of dissertation research. At the same time, they should meet any stipulations of their major field of study. For instance, students majoring in Canadian Politics must select French, demonstrating at least a reading knowledge. Comparative Politics majors who have an area of specialization must demonstrate at least a reading knowledge of a language (other than English) relevant to their area. (Non-area specialists may offer a cognate skill.) In making their selection, students should consult closely with their supervisor. The language or cognate skill requirements may be fulfilled by formal course work or by special examination arranged with a member of the Political Science graduate faculty. With respect to course work, the program will consider as strong evidence the completion of a course at the second-year undergraduate level or above with a grade of B+ or better. However, approval of such course is not automatic. In the case of skill in a language, a student may also offer evidence that proficiency was successfully demonstrated in an accredited graduate program elsewhere, or may offer the Graduate Foreign Language Test of the Educational Testing Service. In the special examination, the student will be asked to read a text in Political Science of no more than ten pages in length; to prepare a translation into English of a designated paragraph from

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