Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2015 courses which have been approved for one or more categories of the CHS certificate will be available soon. If you don't see a course that you believe should be listed, please notify us. We will review the course description and contact the instructor for input and permission. In general, a CHS course should have at least 30% of its content devoted to topics in human health.

Learn more about the five CHS certificate requirement categories.

Fall 2015 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIOL 104 01 Food, Fiber & Pharma Rachel Levin TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Carolyn Palmquist TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
SWAG 410 01 Epidemics and Society Sahar Sadjadi T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology To Be Announced MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 331 01 Anthropology & Sexualities Lynn Morgan T 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 248 01 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Donald Joralemon TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 150 01 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Randy Frost TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 240 01 HEALTH PROMOTION Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 266 01 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN & GENDER Lauren Duncan TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ANT 241 01 ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT Elliot Fratkin TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANTHRO 394EI 01 Evolutionary Medicine Lynnette Sievert M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02 Human Nature TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 494BI 01 Global Bodies Elizabeth Krause TU 10:00AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIOL 191 01 Molecules, Genes & Cells Caroline Goutte, Patrick Williamson, Julia Emerson MW 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
BIOL 301 01 Molecular Neurobiology Ethan Graf MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
BIOL 330 01 Biochemical Principles Sheila Jaswal TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
CHEM 330 01 Biochemical Principles Sheila Jaswal TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
NEUR 325 01 Psychopharmacology Sarah Turgeon MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Sarah Turgeon MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 325 01 Psychopharmacology Sarah Turgeon MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
NS 0153 1 Natural Hist Infectious Dis Lynn Miller 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
NS 0158 1 Brain Mechanisms Cynthia Gill 09:00AM-10:20AM M,W Hampshire College
NS 0195 1 Pollution and Our Environment Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH;02:00PM-04:30PM TH Hampshire College
NS 0353 1 Natural Hist Infectious Dis Lynn Miller 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
BIOL 327 01 Microbiology To Be Announced;Amy Camp MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 333 01 Neurobiology Geoffrey Tanner MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
BCH 352 01 BIOCHEM II: BIOCHEM DYNAMICS David Bickar TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIO 510 0 ADV STUDIES MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Smith College
BIO 530 0 ADV STUDIES IN MICROBIOLOGY Smith College
BIO 202 01 CELL BIOLOGY Stylianos Scordilis MTWF 08:00-08:50 Smith College
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 358 01 RESEARCH SEM IN CLINICAL PSY Alexandra Burgess MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
BIO 351 01 SEM:TOPICS IN EVOLUTIONARY BIO Laura Katz T 01:00-02:50 Smith College

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Fall 2015 Category 3: Population, Health & Disease

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
ANTH 339 01 The Anthropology of Food Deborah Gewertz T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
SWAG 410 01 Epidemics and Society Sahar Sadjadi T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
ANTHR 331 01 Anthropology & Sexualities Lynn Morgan T 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 219 01 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY Eeva Sointu TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
KIN 110 01AD Human Performance & Nutrition TU 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Melissa Brown TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 640 01 Public Health Nutrition Lisa Troy W 1:25PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 578 01 Nutr Prob Devlp Wrld Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Alice Fiddian-Green TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 630 01 Prin Of Epidemiology Elizabeth Cook TU 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 603 01 Prin Of Group Dynmcs Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 524 01 Intr Hl Politcs&Plcy Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Maria Bulzacchelli TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 101 01 Food And Health Hang Xiao TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 4: Ethics, Policy & Practice

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
HIST 212 01 Intro Hist West Medicine John Servos MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 363 01 Psychology & the Law Allen Hart T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
CSI 0170 1 Minding Culture M. Lourdes Mattei 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine/Bioethic Rachel Fink T 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
BIO 101 01 MODERN BIO FOR CONCERNED CITIZ Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 253 01 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY Patricia DiBartolo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PUBHLTH 129 02 Health Care For All Nene Okunna TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 627 01 Lng Trm Cr Polcy&Mgt Ning Zhang M W 1:25PM 2:40PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 590A 01 Food Science Policy Fergus Clydesdale M 4:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AB Medical Ethics F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AD Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AE Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AF Medical Ethics F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AG Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AJ Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AK Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 5: Research, Design & Analysis

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Carolyn Palmquist TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
HIST 257 01 Hist/Envir Change/Public Hlth Robert Schwartz MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Andrea Foulkes TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics To Be Announced;Jessica Sidman MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 03 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics To Be Announced;Jessica Sidman MW 11:00AM-12:15PM;F 11:00AM-11:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 200 01 Research Methods in Psychology Katherine Binder MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 411 01 Sem: Research To Be Announced - Mount Holyoke College
STAT 240 01 Elem Data Analysis/Exper Desgn Janice Gifford MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
SOC 201 L01 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY Th 07:00-09:00 Smith College
SOC 201 L02 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY F 08:00-09:50 Smith College
SOC 201 01 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 201 L03 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY F 10:00-12:00 Smith College
NSC 230 01 EXPERIMENTAL METH NEUROSCIENCE Beth Powell TTh 10:30-11:50; F 01:10-04:00 Smith College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
ECO 220 L01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS W 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS W 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS W 02:40-04:00 Smith College
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Smith College
PSY 202 02 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College

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Above image: Mary S. Gove, "Lectures to Ladies on Anatomy and Physiology." Boston, 1842. National Library of Medicine