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.

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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 2018 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Elizabeth Devine TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 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 TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NURSING 312 01 CultrlDiversity/Health&Illness Kalpana Poudel Tandukar M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Svati Shah M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stacey Matarazzo M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Lynnette Sievert M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ENVST 321HC 01 Human Health & Climate Change Jennifer Albertine M 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psych: Clinical Pers William Davis TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Amy Grillo TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 216HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 100 01 Human Nature Marc Lorenc M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 312 01 Medical Anthropology Sarah Reedy M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIO 300 01 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Richard Olivo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 494A 01 Sem-Human Nutrition Young-Cheul Kim M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan M W 9:05AM 10:20AM UMass Amherst
BIO 350 01 SEM: T MOLECULAR-HUM GENETICS Robert Merritt W 07:30-09:30 Smith College
NSC 312 01 SEM: NEUROETHICS Beth Powell Th 01:00-03:00 Smith College
NUTRITN 430 01 Nutrition and Metabolism Young-Cheul Kim TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Elizabeth Devine TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 230 01 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Beth Powell TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 358 01 RESEARCH SEM IN CLINICAL PSY Randy Frost TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
KIN 270 01 Anatomy & Physiology I Luis Rosado TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ESS 300 01 SEM: TOPC-PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Sarah Witkowski T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
KIN 272 01 Anatomy and Physiology II Luis Rosado TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOL 241 01 Genetic Analysis Caroline Goutte TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
CHEM 100 01 Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara WF 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
NEUR 325 01 Psychopharmacology Sarah Turgeon MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Sarah Turgeon MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 325 01 Psychopharmacology Sarah Turgeon MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Phoebe Walker M W 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
HONORS 321H 01 Violence in American Culture Ventura Perez M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society Michael Ide M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HPP 590S 01 SuicidePreven/MultiplePerspect Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
SOCI 216MC 01 Sociology of Medicine Richard Moran TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
SDS 390 01 TOPC: POPULATION HEALTH Benjamin Capistrant MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
BIOL 181 01 Adaptation & Organism Ethan Clotfelter, Sarah Goodwin, Thea Kristensen MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
BIOLOGY 105 01 Biology of Social Issues Jeffrey Podos;Gerald Downes;Margaret Riley M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Ernest Washington W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan M W 9:05AM 10:20AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PHIL 553 01 Topics in Phil of Science Christopher Meacham TH 1:00PM 3:30PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 480 01 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt Ashley Woodman W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Elizabeth Devine TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
ANT 255 01 DYING AND DEATH Donald Joralemon TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PUBHLTH 129 01 Health Care For All Michael Begay TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIO 101 01 MODERN BIO FOR CONCERNED CITIZ Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NSC 312 01 SEM: NEUROETHICS Beth Powell Th 01:00-03:00 Smith College
PHI 209 01 PHILOS & HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Jill de Villiers TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSYC 363 01 Psychology & the Law Allen Hart T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Redman M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Ann Becker TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke TU 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
HPP 590W 01 Public Health and Literature Elizabeth Evans TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 397RR 01 ST-Hist/ReproductiveRightsLaw Jennifer Nye TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Svati Shah M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine Rachel Fink TH 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Sophie Horowitz M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College

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Spring 2018 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHRO 281 01 Research Methods Anthropology Jason Kamilar M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Evan Ray TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 803 01 Research in Physical Anthro 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
STAT 240 01 Elem Data Analysis/Exper Desgn Janice Gifford TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM;F 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Elif Babul MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics John Tawa MW 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
STATISTC 240 01 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Simon Halliday TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NSC 230 01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Beth Powell MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Miles Ott MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
SDS 390 01 TOPC: POPULATION HEALTH Benjamin Capistrant MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Scott Chasan-Taber M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM; W 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
NURSING 420 01 Intro to Nursing Research Mary Paterno W 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Elizabeth Aries MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College

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