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.


Spring 2017 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 130 04AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 10:10AM 11:00AM 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 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 10:10AM 11:00AM 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
NUTRITN 130 02 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Kirsten Leng M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HIST 206 01 African Cities 20th Century Holly Hanson M 07:00PM-09:50PM Mount Holyoke College

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Spring 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 130 04AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 10:10AM 11:00AM 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 01BE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 02 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 02AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM 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 TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Heather Reed M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 02 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
SOCI 243 01 Drugs and Society Jerome Himmelstein MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
ANT 250 01 ANTHROPOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION Suzanne Gottschang TTh 03:00-04:50 Smith College
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
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Ernest Washington;Eun Jeung Lee W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Phoebe Walker M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HONORS 321H 01 Violence in American Culture Ventura Perez M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANT 344 01 SEM: MEDICAL ETHICS Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
HST 355 01 SEM: WOMEN & WWI-SMITH RELIEF Jennifer Hall-Witt T 01:00-04:00 Smith College
ECO 362 01 SEM: POPULATION ECONOMICS Elizabeth Savoca Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PSYCH 365 01 Psychology Of Aging Susan Whitbourne TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HPP 590S 01 SuicidePreven/MultiplePerspect Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2017 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PHIL 164 05 Medical Ethics Jonathan Dixon TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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 12:10PM 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 01AG Medical Ethics F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AJ Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics Haoying Liu TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Redman M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AA Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AB Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AC Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AD Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AE Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AF Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Kirsten Leng M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HIST 212 01 Intro Hist West Medicine John Servos MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
AMST 215 01 The Embodied Self Francis Couvares MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College

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Spring 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course #sort descending Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
SOC 202 01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Tina Wildhagen TTh 09:00-10:20 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
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 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
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ECO 220 L01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson T 01:00-02:20 Smith College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson T 03:00-04:20 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Bjorn Markeson W 09:00-10:20 Smith College
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Alka Indurkhya M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NSC 230 L01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak T 01:00-03:50 Smith College
NSC 230 01 EXPERMNTL METHODS/NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington; Narendra Pathak MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
STATISTC 240 02AB Intro To Statistics M 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AC Intro To Statistics M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AD Intro To Statistics M 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AE Intro To Statistics M 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AF Intro To Statistics M 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