Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2016 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
NUTRITN 130 03AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
WOMENSST 285 01 Intro to Biology of Difference Laura Briggs M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Jason Kamilar M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 320 01 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Aixa Perez-Caraballo TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AC Human Origins and Variation F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 320 04 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Serena Houghton TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 320 05 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Laura Fries TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AG Human Origins and Variation F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 312 01 CultrlDiversity/Health&Illness Barbara Stanley M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

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Spring
Year: 
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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIO 150 D02 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Nathan Derr T 03:00-03:50 Smith College
BIO 510 0 ADV STUDIES MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Smith College
BIO 530 0 ADV STUDIES IN MICROBIOLOGY Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Michael Barresi; Nathan Derr; Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 230 01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 230 D01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 08:00-08:50 Smith College
BIO 321 01 SEMINAR:TOPICS IN MICROBIOLOGY Robert Dorit M 07:30-09:30 Smith College
BIO 230 D02 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 01:10-02:00 Smith College
BIO 230 D03 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 07:30-08:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 130 02 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
KIN 440 01 Wellness for All Patty Freedson TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 230 02 Basic Nutrition Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 02AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01 Anatomy and Physiology II Jennifer Gordon TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 494A 03 Sem-Human Nutrition Richard Wood F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 03 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Young-Cheul Kim TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
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
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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
HUMANDEV 270 04 Child Development Ernest Washington TU 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AA Human Performance & Nutrition TU 11:30AM 12:20PM 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 110 03AA Human Performance & Nutrition W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 03AB Human Performance & Nutrition TH 8:30AM 9:20AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 03AC Human Performance & Nutrition F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
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

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Spring 2016 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:10PM 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 01AJ Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
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
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology Peter Houlihan TH 8:30AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 04 Writing In Biology Judith Goodenough W 2:30PM 4:25PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 05 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer F 1:25PM 3:20PM 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
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 129 02 Health Care For All Nene Okunna TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Katherine Bobianski TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke M 4:40PM 6:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
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
ECO 220 L01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 02:40-04:00 Smith College
PSY 201 L01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer W 08:00-08:50 Smith College
STATISTC 240 02AE Intro To Statistics M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AF Intro To Statistics M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AG Intro To Statistics M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AJ Intro To Statistics M 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
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
NURSING 420 01 Intro to Nursing Research Rachel Klimmek W 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 320 01 Resrch Technique Physical Anth Brigitte Holt W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01 Research Methods Anthropology Stephen King M W 10:10AM 11:00AM 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
STATISTC 240 01 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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