Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2015 courses which have been approved for one or more categories of the CHS certificate will be available soon. If you don't see a course that you believe should be listed, please notify us. We will review the course description and contact the instructor for input and permission. In general, a CHS course should have at least 30% of its content devoted to topics in human health.

Learn more about the five CHS certificate requirement categories.

Five College Culture, Health & Science Courses


See below for courses in each of the following certificate requirements

  • Category I: Biocultural Approaches
  • Category II: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission
  • Category III: Population, Health, and Disease
  • Category IV: Ethics, Policy, and Practice
  • Category V: Research Design and Analysis

Spring 2015 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

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Spring 2015 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NUTRITN 430 01 Nutrition and Metabolism Young-Cheul Kim 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
PSYC 332 01 Psych of Adolescence Elizabeth Aries TH 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
BIOLOGY 597A 01 ST-Cancer Genetics Randall Phillis M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYC 359 01 Hormones & Behavior Sarah Turgeon TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
MICROBIO 310 01 General Microbiology Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Shannon Compton M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Roy Vandriesche TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 330 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Heather Richardson M F 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Christopher Overtree TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Cory Greever M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Laura Fries;Daniel Gerber M W 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
BCH 380 01 SEM: TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY Stylianos Scordilis W 01:10-03:00 Smith College
NURSING 301 01 Pathophysiology Elizabeth Henneman TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Michael Barresi TTh 10:30-11:50; Th 04:00-04:50 Smith College
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIO 152 01 GENETICS,EVOL & MOLECULAR BIO Robert Dorit; Laura Katz TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
FOOD-SCI 797M 01 ST-TopicalProblms/FoodMicrobio Lynne McLandsborough M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 304 01 Brain,Mind&Behavior Youngbin Kwak;Rosemary Cowell TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2015 Category 3: Population, Health & Disease

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Alfred Karlson M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 03 Child Development Alfred Karlson TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
NS 0271 1 Culture, Illness, and Healing Felicity Aulino 09:00AM-10:20AM W,F Hampshire College
CSI 0266 1 Anthropology of Reproduction Pamela Stone 10:30AM-11:50AM M,W Hampshire College
NS 0360 1 Women's Global Health Elizabeth Conlisk 03:30PM-06:10PM TH Hampshire College

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Spring 2015 Category 4: Ethics, Policy & Practice

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke M 4:40PM 6:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Peter Graham M W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 494NI 01 Neglected Tropical Diseases: T Michele Klingbeil M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
COMM 397LM 01 ST-Health Literacy Cynthia Suopis W 4:00PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01AA My Body, My Health F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01AB My Body, My Health F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AB Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM 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
PUBHLTH 160 01AC My Body, My Health F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AC Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AD Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AD Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01AD My Body, My Health F 10:10AM 11:00AM 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
PUBHLTH 160 01AF My Body, My Health F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AG Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2015 Category 5: Research, Design & Analysis

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Jerome Himmelstein TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Michael Lavine TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
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 2:30PM 3:20PM 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 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AF Intro To Statistics W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AG Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AJ Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
MTH 220 02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Valerie Nazzaro MWF 01:10-02:30 Smith College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Bradford Westgate MW 11:00AM-12:15PM;F 11:00AM-11:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 123 02 Research Methods Carolyn Palmquist TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
NSC 230 02 EXPERIMENTAL METH NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington MWF 11:00-12:00; M 01:10-04:00 Smith College
STATISTC 240 02 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AA Intro To Statistics M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AB Intro To Statistics M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst

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