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.

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Spring 2018 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHRO 103 01AG Human Origins and Variation F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stacey Matarazzo M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 312 01 Medical Anthropology Sarah Reedy M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NATSCI 191CNS25 01 FYS - "Is Food Thy Medicine?" Christina DiMarco-Crook TU 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NATSCI 191CNS25 02 FYS - "Is Food Thy Medicine?" UMass Amherst
NURSING 312 01 CultrlDiversity/Health&Illness Kalpana Poudel Tandukar M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIO 230 D03 GENOMES & GENETIC DISCUSSN Steven Williams W 02:40-03:30 Smith College
BIO 300 01 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Richard Olivo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 350 01 SEM: T MOLECULAR-HUM GENETICS Robert Merritt W 07:30-09:30 Smith College
ESS 300 01 SEM: TOPC-PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Sarah Witkowski T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NSC 312 01 SEM: NEUROETHICS Beth Powell Th 01:00-03:00 Smith College
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
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
ANTHRO 290A 01 Anatomy of the Human Body Brigitte Holt TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 290A 01LL Anatomy of the Human Body TU 3:00PM 5:00PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 290A 01LM Anatomy of the Human Body W 3:00PM 5:00PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 290A 01LN Anatomy of the Human Body TH 3:00PM 5:00PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 372 01 Human Biological Variation Sarah Reedy M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Michele Markstein M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 283 02 General Genetics Rosa Moscarella M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 484 01 Cancer Genetics Randall Phillis TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 523 01 Histology Elizabeth Connor M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 523 01LL Histology TU 1:00PM 4:00PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition TU 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AD Human Performance & Nutrition TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AD Human Performance & Nutrition F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Phoebe Walker M W 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke TU 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AB Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AC Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Ann Becker TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Nicole Goldstein TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 02 Writing in Nutrition Elizabeth Devine TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Sophie Horowitz M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AB Medical Ethics F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AD Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AE Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AF Medical Ethics F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AG Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AJ Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AK Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 02 Medical Ethics M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 03 Medical Ethics M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 04 Medical Ethics TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NSC 230 L01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/ NSC LAB Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak T 01:00-03:50 Smith College
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
PSY 201 L01 SDS METHOD/UNDERGRD RESRCH LAB David Palmer W 08:00-08:50 Smith College
PSY 201 L02 SDS METHOD/UNDERGRD RESRCH LAB David Palmer W 09:00-09:50 Smith College
PSY 201 L03 SDS METHOD/UNDERGRD RESRCH LAB David Palmer W 10:00-10:50 Smith College
PSY 202 01 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Beth Powell MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 202 02 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Katherine Clemans TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 202 03 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Lauren Duncan MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SDS 390 01 TOPC: POPULATION HEALTH Benjamin Capistrant MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
ANTHRO 281 01 Research Methods Anthropology Jason Kamilar M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01AA Research Methods Anthropology F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01AB Research Methods Anthropology F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01AC Research Methods Anthropology F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 803 01 Research in Physical Anthro 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 420 01 Intro to Nursing Research Mary Paterno W 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Scott Chasan-Taber M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 01 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle M 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 02 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst

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