Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2016 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTH 245 01 Medical Anthropology Christopher Dole MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Katherine Clemans TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
SWAG 328 01 Science and Sexuality Sahar Sadjadi T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
WOMENSST 285 01 Intro to Biology of Difference Laura Briggs M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Jason Kamilar M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 320 01 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Aixa Perez-Caraballo TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 312 01 CultrlDiversity/Health&Illness Barbara Stanley M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 397U 01 ST-Anthro of Growth and Dev Stephen King TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Helene Cousin TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stephen King TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Amy Grillo TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke 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
PSY 250 01 COLQ:CULT/ETHNICITY/MNTAL HLTH Nnamdi Pole; Byron Zamboanga TW 01:00-02:20 Smith College
ANT 347 01 SEM: TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Elizabeth Klarich Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College

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Spring 2016 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
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
KIN 440 01 Wellness for All Patty Freedson TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NSC 312 01 SEM IN NEUROSCIENCE Annaliese Beery F 01:10-03:10 Smith College
BIO 300 01 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Richard Olivo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
KIN 272 01 Anatomy and Physiology II Jennifer Gordon TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PSY 230 01 COLQ: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Beth Powell TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 358 01 RESEARCH SEM IN CLINICAL PSY Randy Frost TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NSC 318 01 SYSTEMS NEUROBIOLOGY Lisa Mangiamele TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 214 01 COLQ: DISORDERS OF LANG/COMM Peter de Villiers MWF 09:00-09:50 Smith College
BIO 322 01 SEM: TOPICS IN CELL BIOLOGY Nathan Derr Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NURSING 398G 01 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Maud Low 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
PSY 340 01 PSYCHOSOCIAL/DETERMINTS/HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
FOOD-SCI 466 01 Hyg Food Handling David Sela TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOL 221 01 Developmental Biology Dominic Poccia MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSYCH 365 01 Psychology Of Aging Susan Whitbourne TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Ernest Washington;Eun Jeung Lee TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan W F 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Melissa Brown TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 101 01 Food And Health Hang Xiao;Lili He TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs Matthew Boyer TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 271 01 Human Evolution Brigitte Holt TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM 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;Elena Vazey M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics Haoying Liu TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
COMM 319 01 Health Communication Cynthia Suopis W 4:00PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PHIL 553 01 Topics in Phil of Science Christopher Meacham TH 1:00PM 3:30PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Ben Normark TU 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 391C 01 S-Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 129 01 Health Care For All Michael Begay TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Katherine Bobianski TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
SPN 251 01 SURV IBERIAN LIT,ART,SOCIET II Reyes Lazaro TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke M 4:40PM 6:15PM UMass Amherst
PHI 209 01 PHILOS & HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Jill de Villiers TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
ANT 255 01 DYING AND DEATH Donald Joralemon TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ENGL 125 01 Representing Illness Anston Bosman TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
PHIL 223 01 Human Hlth: Rights/Wrong Jyl Gentzler MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Peter Graham M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AB Medical Ethics F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Beth Powell MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 391B 01 Intro to Biostat for Pubhlth Alka Indurkhya M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
NURSING 420 01 Intro to Nursing Research Rachel Klimmek W 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Katherine Halvorsen MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ANTHRO 320 01 Resrch Technique Physical Anth Brigitte Holt W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Joshua Roth TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Amir Kouzehkanani TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Megan McCarty TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Jerome Himmelstein TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
PSYCH 200 01 Research Methods in Psychology Katherine Binder;Cheryl Lee MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 281 01 Research Methods Anthropology Stephen King M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Jared Schwartzer MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STATISTC 240 01 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
SOC 202 01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Tina Wildhagen TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NSC 230 01 EXPERIMENTAL METH NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington MWF 10:00-10:50; T 01:00-03:50 Smith College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College

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