Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

About CHS Courses

Download the ever-approved CHS course list (.xlsx).

Learn more about the five CHS certificate requirement categories.

Search lists of approved courses offered in previous semesters.


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If you would like to fulfill a CHS requirement with a course that is not included on the ever-approved CHS course list, please contact your campus certificate advisor to request special permission and discuss your course options.

For a course to fulfill a CHS requirement at least 30% of the content should be devoted to topics in human health. If you would like to suggest a course for the ever-approved course list please notify us.


Fall 2017 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIOL 104 01 Food, Fiber & Pharma Rachel Levin TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
ANTH 245 01 Medical Anthropology Christopher Dole TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Carolyn Palmquist TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
PSYC 364 01 Child & Adolescent Psych Julia McQuade W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Lynn Morgan TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 216HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 316EG 01 Reproductive and Genetic Tech Jacquelyne Luce F 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psych: Clinical Pers John Tawa TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Katherine Haydon TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333EG 01 Reproductive and Genetic Tech Jacquelyne Luce F 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 329HV 01 Sem: Hearing Voices Gail Hornstein TH 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ESS 140 01 HEALTH BEHAVIOR Karen Riska MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 150 01 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Randy Frost TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 240 01 COLQ: HEALTH PROMOTION Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 340 01 SEM: PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
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

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Fall 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIOL 191 01 Molecules, Genes & Cells Caroline Goutte, Alexandra Purdy, Patrick Williamson MW 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Michael Cohen TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
NS 0195 1 Pollution and Our Environment Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH;02:00PM-04:30PM TH Hampshire College
NS 0245 1 Pathogens: the Microbes Making Megan Dobro 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH Hampshire College
PSYCH 100 01 Introduction to Psychology Mara Breen MW 08:35AM-09:50AM;F 09:00AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psych: Clinical Pers John Tawa TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 230 01 Cell and Molecular Biology Amy Camp;Rebeccah Lijek;Amanda MacAvoy;Justyne Ogdahl TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 333 01 Neurobiology Andre White TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
PSY 240 01 COLQ: HEALTH PROMOTION Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 354 01 SEM: ADV ABNORMAL: POSSESSIONS Randy Frost T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PSY 340 01 SEM: PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 215 01 COLQ: BRAIN STATES Mary Harrington MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
BIO 202 01 CELL BIOLOGY Stylianos Scordilis MWF 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIO 306 01 IMMUNOLOGY Christine White-Ziegler MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIO 350 01 SEM: TOPICS-INFECTIOUS DISEASE Steven Williams T 03:00-04:50 Smith College
BCH 352 01 BIOCHEM II: BIOCHEM DYNAMICS Elizabeth Jamieson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BCH 380 01 SEM: TOPICS-NEURO DISORDERS Adam Hall Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ESS 140 01 HEALTH BEHAVIOR Karen Riska MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSYCH 335 01 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Andrew Farrar M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398G 06 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Karen Carpenter 12:00AM 12:00AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
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
BIOL 110 01 Contagion Alexandra Purdy MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
ECON 214 01 Health Economics & Policy Jessica Reyes MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
HIST 414 01 History of Therapeutics John Servos TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
NS 0238 1 Sel. Topics in Public Health Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College
ANTHR 316EG 01 Reproductive and Genetic Tech Jacquelyne Luce F 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 319GS 01 Gender/Sexual Minority Health Corey Flanders MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333GS 01 Gender/Sexual Minority Health Corey Flanders MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
IDP 320 01 SEM:GLOBAL LEARNING WOMNS HLTH Leslie Jaffe T 07:30-09:30 Smith College
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AD Human Performance & Nutrition TU 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 03 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AA Human Performance & Nutrition W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AB Human Performance & Nutrition TU 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AC Human Performance & Nutrition F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AD Human Performance & Nutrition F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 578 01 Nutr Prob Devlp Wrld Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
ECON 214 01 Health Economics & Policy Jessica Reyes MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ENGL 125 01 Representing Illness Anston Bosman MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
PHIL 260ME 01 Medical Ethics Mark Wells MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
ENGL 207MG 01 Sci Writing:Imagining Illness Sarah Sutherland MW 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 216HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 316EG 01 Reproductive and Genetic Tech Jacquelyne Luce F 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333EG 01 Reproductive and Genetic Tech Jacquelyne Luce F 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PHI 242 01 MEDICAL ETHICS Susan Levin MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SPN 250 01 IBER LIT: SEX & MEDIEVL CITY Ibtissam Bouachrine TTh 03:00-04:50 Smith College
NURSING 317 01AB Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 02 Medical Ethics Haoying Liu TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 02 Writing in Nursing Ethics M 12:20PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 03 Medical Ethics Victor Ma M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 02AA Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 04 Medical Ethics Keehyuk Nahm M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 02AB Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 05 Medical Ethics Lu Chen TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 02AC Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 06 Medical Ethics Andrea Wilson TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
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; T 11:30AM-12:20PM Amherst College
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Megan McCarty MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Jerome Himmelstein TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
STAT 111E 01 Intro to Statistics Amy Wagaman TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM; M 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 01 Intro to Stat Modeling Albert Kim TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM; M 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 02 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson MW 12:30PM-01:50PM; F 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
STAT 135 03 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson MW 02:00PM-03:20PM; F 02:00PM-02:50PM Amherst College
NS 0265 1 Statistics Elizabeth Conlisk 02:00PM-03:20PM TU;02:00PM-03:20PM TH Hampshire College
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Evan Ray MW 11:00AM-12:15PM;F 11:00AM-11:50AM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Evan Ray MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 03 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Janice Gifford TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM;F 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
SOCI 225 01 Survey Resrch & Data Analysis Timothy Malacarne TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Jared Schwartzer MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Mariyana Zapryanova W 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Mariyana Zapryanova W 02:40-04:00 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Miles Ott MWF 09:00-10:20 Smith College
MTH 220 02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
MTH 220 L01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Miles Ott T 01:00-02:20 Smith College
MTH 220 L02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Miles Ott T 03:00-04:20 Smith College
MTH 220 L03 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Benjamin Capistrant Th 01:00-02:20 Smith College

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