Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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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.


Spring 2017 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ESS 250 01 NUTRITION AND HEALTH Barbara Brehm-Curtis; Molly Carl TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM: MEDICAL ETHICS Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PSYC 364 01 Child & Adolescent Psych Julia McQuade W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Kirsten Leng M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Stacey Matarazzo M W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stacey Matarazzo M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ENVST 321HC 01 Human Health & Climate Change Jennifer Albertine W 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
HIST 206 01 African Cities 20th Century Holly Hanson M 07:00PM-09:50PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psychology To Be Announced TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 397U 01 ST-Anthro of Growth and Dev Lynnette Sievert TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Amy Grillo TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 216HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
CST 248 01 Science/Revolution/Modernity William Cotter MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College

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Spring 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIO 510 0 ADV STUDIES MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Smith College
BIO 530 0 ADV STUDIES IN MICROBIOLOGY Smith College
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Heather Reed M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 466 01 Nutritional Microbiology David Sela TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Roy Vandriesche TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Lori Astheimer Best M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Katherine Dixon-Gordon TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 568 01 Endocrinology Robert Zoeller TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 304 01 Brain,Mind&Behavior Youngbin Kwak TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 572 01 Neurobiology Elena Vazey M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 335 01 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Andrew Farrar TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan W F 9:05AM 10:20AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330H 01 Behavioral Neuroscience-Hnrs Joseph Bergan M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIO 230 01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit; Robert Merritt TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ENVST 233PB 01 Air Pollution Biology Jennifer Albertine TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 100 01 Introduction to Psychology Katherine Haydon MW 08:35AM-09:50AM;F 09:00AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psychology To Be Announced TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
KIN 440 01 Wellness for All Katie Becofsky TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Phoebe Walker M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANT 250 01 ANTHROPOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION Suzanne Gottschang TTh 03:00-04:50 Smith College
HONORS 321H 01 Violence in American Culture Ventura Perez M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANT 344 01 SEM: MEDICAL ETHICS Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ECO 362 01 SEM: POPULATION ECONOMICS Elizabeth Savoca Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HST 355 01 SEM: WOMEN & WWI-SMITH RELIEF Jennifer Hall-Witt T 01:00-04:00 Smith College
HPP 590S 01 SuicidePreven/MultiplePerspect Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
HIST 206 01 African Cities 20th Century Holly Hanson M 07:00PM-09:50PM Mount Holyoke College
SOCI 243 01 Drugs and Society Jerome Himmelstein MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
BIOLOGY 105 01 Biology of Social Issues Jeffrey Podos;Gerald Downes;Duncan Irschick M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 365 01 Psychology Of Aging Susan Whitbourne TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine Rachel Fink TH 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333EM 01 Embodiments Christian Gundermann M 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
CST 248 01 Science/Revolution/Modernity William Cotter MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
SPN 251 01 SURV IBERIAN LIT,ART,SOCIET II Reyes Lázaro MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM: MEDICAL ETHICS Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PHIL 553 01 Topics in Phil of Science Christopher Meacham TH 1:00PM 3:30PM UMass Amherst
CLT 260 01 HEALTH & ILLNESS IN LITERATURE Sabina Knight MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
COMM 319 01 Health Communication Cynthia Suopis W 4:00PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Norman Johnson M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
AMST 215 01 The Embodied Self Francis Couvares MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PSYCH 480 01 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt Ashley Woodman W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HIST 212 01 Intro Hist West Medicine John Servos MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
PHIL 223 01 Human Hlth: Rights/Wrong Jyl Gentzler, Kristen Brookes MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PSYC 363 01 Psychology & the Law Allen Hart W 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 129 01 Health Care For All Michael Begay TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Redman M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
STAT 240 01 Elem Data Analysis/Exper Desgn Janice Gifford TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM;F 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 200 01 Research Methods in Psychology Corey Flanders;Cheryl Lee MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Katherine Binder MW 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 281 01 Research Methods Anthropology Jason Kamilar M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Elif Babul TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
STOCKSCH 171 01 Plagues, Food and People: Eco Daniel Cooley TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
SOC 202 01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Tina Wildhagen TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHRO 320 01 Resrch Technique Physical Anth Brigitte Holt W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
STATISTC 240 01 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NSC 230 01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Beth Powell MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Julia McQuade TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM; W 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Amy Demorest TH 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Alka Indurkhya M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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