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 #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
ANTHRO 394EI 01 Evolutionary Medicine Lynnette Sievert M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
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
ANTHRO 494BI 01 Global Bodies Elizabeth Krause TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 240 01 COLQ: HEALTH PROMOTION Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
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
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ESS 140 01 HEALTH BEHAVIOR Karen Riska MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
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

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Fall 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Elsbeth Walker M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIO 350 01 SEM: TOPICS-INFECTIOUS DISEASE Steven Williams T 03:00-04:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BCH 352 01 BIOCHEM II: BIOCHEM DYNAMICS Elizabeth Jamieson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 230 01 Basic Nutrition Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 559 01 Cellular & Molecular BiologyII TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BCH 380 01 SEM: TOPICS-NEURO DISORDERS Adam Hall Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 352 01 Nutrition in the Life Cycle Alayne Ronnenberg M W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 572 01 Neurobiology Gerald Downes M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ESS 140 01 HEALTH BEHAVIOR Karen Riska MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 580 01 Medical Nutritn Therapy Alayne Ronnenberg M F 11:15AM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 310 01 General Microbiology Mitchell Walkowicz;Yasu Morita M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Steven Goodwin M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 320 01 Infectious Disease and Defense Michele Klingbeil;Stephen Rich TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 490D 01 Chronic Disease Epidemiology Susan Hankinson M 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Richard Halgin TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 335 01 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Andrew Farrar M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 335H 01 Behv Neuroendocrinol - Honors Luke Remage-Healey M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Ysaaca Axelrod TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan M W 8:30AM 9:55AM 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
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Alice Fiddian-Green M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 210 01 Human Development/Life Cycle Stephanie Griggs TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 397BP 01 ST-Biology Of Poverty Thomas Leatherman M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
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
ANTH 339 01 The Anthropology of Food Deborah Gewertz T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
IDP 320 01 SEM:GLOBAL LEARNING WOMNS HLTH Leslie Jaffe T 07:30-09:30 Smith 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
ANTHRO 394EI 01 Evolutionary Medicine Lynnette Sievert M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 208 01 Human Ecology Thomas Leatherman M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 271 01 Human Evolution Brigitte Holt 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 #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer F 1:25PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
SPN 250 01 IBER LIT: SEX & MEDIEVL CITY Ibtissam Bouachrine TTh 03:00-04:50 Smith College
PSYCH 480 01 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt William Zimmer W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Nicole Goldstein TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 129 01 Health Care For All Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
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
HISTORY 180 01 Western Sci&Tech I Brian Ogilvie M W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 01 Writing in Nursing Ethics M 12:20PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Peter Graham M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 590A 01 Food Science Policy Fergus Clydesdale M 5:30PM 7:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics Cameron Gibbs TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
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

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Fall 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Scott Chasan-Taber M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Evan Ray MW 11:00AM-12:15PM;F 11:00AM-11:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind MW 08:30AM-09:50AM; T 11:30AM-12:20PM Amherst College
SOCI 225 01 Survey Resrch & Data Analysis Timothy Malacarne TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Megan McCarty MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Jared Schwartzer MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Jerome Himmelstein TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
NSC 230 01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Beth Powell TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith 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
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ANTHRO 320 01 Resrch Technique Physical Anth Brigitte Holt W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Katherine Clemans MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Mariyana Zapryanova TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Miles Ott MWF 09:00-10:20 Smith College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 490D 01 Chronic Disease Epidemiology Susan Hankinson M 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AA Intro To Statistics M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

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