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
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Melissa Brown TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 340 01 PSYCHOSOCIAL/DETERMINTS/HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AC Human Origins and Variation F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AG Human Origins and Variation F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01BA Human Origins and Variation TH 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst

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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
NURSING 398G 01 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Maud Low 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
BIOL 221 01 Developmental Biology Dominic Poccia MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience John-Paul Baird TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Michele Markstein M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 597A 01 ST-Cancer Genetics Randall Phillis TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 466 01 Hyg Food Handling David Sela TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Helene Cousin TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 310 01 General Microbiology Heather Reed;Klaus Nusslein M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330H 01 Behavioral Neuroscience-Hnrs Joseph Bergan M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 564 01 Human Physiology Eric Bittman M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Roy Vandriesche TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Lori Astheimer Best M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Timothy Hope TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 304 01 Brain,Mind&Behavior Rosemary Cowell TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 230 01 Basic Nutrition Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 335 01 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Mariana Pereira M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM 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
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
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Barbara Colombo-Adams M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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
HUMANDEV 270 03 Child Development Barbara Colombo-Adams TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM 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
HUMANDEV 270 04 Child Development Ernest Washington TU 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
CSI 0283 1 Ab/Normal Psychology M. Lourdes Mattei 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
CSI 0308 1 Div III Seminar Uditi Sen 02:30PM-05:20PM W Hampshire College

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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
NURSING 100 01AB Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:10PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AC Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AD Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AD Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM 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 164 02 Medical Ethics Benjamin Rancourt M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 391C 02 S-Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels 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 129 02 Health Care For All Nene Okunna TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 480 02 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt Kathleen Collins W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 03 Medical Ethics Justin Dealy M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology Peter Houlihan TH 8:30AM 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
PHIL 164 04 Medical Ethics Daniel McGloin TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 04 Writing In Biology Judith Goodenough W 2:30PM 4:25PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 05 Medical Ethics Hayley Webster TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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
ANTHRO 281 01AA Research Methods Anthropology F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AA Intro To Statistics W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01AB Research Methods Anthropology F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AB Intro To Statistics W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 281 01AC Research Methods Anthropology F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
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
STATISTC 240 01AG Intro To Statistics W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AJ Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
PSY 202 02 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Janet Chang TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Amir Kouzehkanani TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;M 04:15PM-05:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STATISTC 240 02 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AA Intro To Statistics M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
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 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
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

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