Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

About CHS Courses

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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 2017 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Marquis Hawkins M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stacey Matarazzo M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM 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 397U 01 ST-Anthro of Growth and Dev Lynnette Sievert TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02 Human Nature Paulette Steeves M W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AA Human Nature TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AB Human Nature TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AC Human Nature TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 312 01 Medical Anthropology Sarah Reedy TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AD Human Nature F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AE Human Nature F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AF Human Nature F 1:25PM 2:15PM 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

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Spring 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
PSY 358 01 RESEARCH SEM IN CLINICAL PSY Randy Frost TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NSC 312 01 SEM IN NEUROSCIENCE:ANESTHESIA Adam Hall Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANT 344 01 SEM: MEDICAL ETHICS Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
BIO 323 01 SEM:DEVELOPMENTL-REGENERATN Michael Barresi T 01:00-04:00 Smith College
BIO 350 01 SEM: MOLECULAR-HUMAN GENETICS Robert Merritt W 07:30-09:30 Smith College
BIO 366 01 BIOGEOGRAPHY Paulette Peckol TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIO 322 01 SEM: CELL BIO-SYNTH & NANOTECH Nathan Derr Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
KIN 272 01LS Anatomy and Physiology II W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 02 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 572 01 Neurobiology Elena Vazey M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LU Anatomy and Physiology II W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Roy Vandriesche TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330H 01 Behavioral Neuroscience-Hnrs Joseph Bergan M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LV Anatomy and Physiology II W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Lori Astheimer Best M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 494A 04 Sem-Human Nutrition Lisa Troy F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LW Anatomy and Physiology II TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Katherine Dixon-Gordon TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LX Anatomy and Physiology II TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 304 01 Brain,Mind&Behavior Youngbin Kwak TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
HONORS 321H 01 Violence in American Culture Ventura Perez M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs Trisha Zintel TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society Safi Shams M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HPP 590S 01 SuicidePreven/MultiplePerspect Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105 01 Biology of Social Issues Jeffrey Podos;Gerald Downes;Duncan Irschick M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 365 01 Psychology Of Aging Susan Whitbourne TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM 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;Eun Jeung Lee W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Jeanne Brunner TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 04 Child Development Claire Hamilton TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan W F 9:05AM 10:20AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
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 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn Gayatri Guhanarayan W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology Peter Houlihan TH 8:30AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 04 Writing In Biology Norman Johnson M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 05 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer F 1:25PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 480 01 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt Ashley Woodman;David Tobin W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 02 Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Anne Hickey 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
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Redman M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Anne Hickey;Mohammed Ansari TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AA Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AB Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 05 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian;Daniel Gerber M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AC Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Katherine Bobianski TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AD Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Lori Anne Lyne M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AE Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institutionsort descending
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson W 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 201 L01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer W 08:00-08:50 Smith College
PSY 201 L02 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer W 09:00-09:50 Smith College
PSY 201 L03 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH 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 Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PSY 202 03 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Alexandra Burgess MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
MTH 220 L01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara T 01:00-02:20 Smith College
MTH 220 L02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara T 03:00-04:20 Smith College
NSC 230 L01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak T 01:00-03:50 Smith College
SOC 202 01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Tina Wildhagen TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
NSC 230 01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
STATISTC 240 01AC Intro To Statistics W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AD Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AE Intro To Statistics W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AF Intro To Statistics W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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