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.

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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.


Fall 2017 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSY 340 01 SEM: PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ESS 140 01 HEALTH BEHAVIOR Karen Riska MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIOL 104 01 Food, Fiber & Pharma Rachel Levin TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 8:30AM 9:20AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM 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
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation TH 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AF Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TH 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 333 01 Neurobiology Andre White TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience Michael Cohen TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
PSY 240 01 COLQ: HEALTH PROMOTION Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHRO 394EI 01 Evolutionary Medicine Lynnette Sievert M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PSY 354 01 SEM: ADV ABNORMAL: POSSESSIONS Randy Frost T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANTHRO 208 01 Human Ecology Thomas Leatherman M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PSY 340 01 SEM: PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PSY 215 01 COLQ: BRAIN STATES Mary Harrington MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Elsbeth Walker M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIO 202 01 CELL BIOLOGY Stylianos Scordilis MWF 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIO 306 01 IMMUNOLOGY Christine White-Ziegler MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 230 01 Basic Nutrition Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 559 01 Cellular & Molecular BiologyII TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIO 350 01 SEM: TOPICS-INFECTIOUS DISEASE Steven Williams T 03:00-04:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 352 01 Nutrition in the Life Cycle Alayne Ronnenberg M W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 572 01 Neurobiology Gerald Downes M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BCH 352 01 BIOCHEM II: BIOCHEM DYNAMICS Elizabeth Jamieson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 580 01 Medical Nutritn Therapy Alayne Ronnenberg M F 11:15AM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AD Human Performance & Nutrition TU 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Max Dilthey TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Ernest Washington W 10:10AM 11:00AM; W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AA Human Performance & Nutrition W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AB Human Performance & Nutrition TU 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AC Human Performance & Nutrition F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AD Human Performance & Nutrition F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 03 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 04 Child Development Claire Hamilton TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 05 Child Development Christine McCormick TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NS 0238 1 Sel. Topics in Public Health Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College

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Fall 2017 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HISTORY 180 01AA Western Sci&Tech I F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 01AA Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 180 01AB Western Sci&Tech I F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 01AB Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AB Medical Ethics F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 180 01AC Western Sci&Tech I F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 317 01AC Writing in Nursing Ethics M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics F 11:15AM 12:05PM 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 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AJ Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AK Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 480 02 Intellectual Disability: Cncpt Ashley Woodman M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 02 Writing in Nutrition TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Mohammed Ansari TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 129 02 Health Care For All Tai Spargo TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 02 Medical Ethics Haoying Liu TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2017 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
STATISTC 240 01AB Intro To Statistics M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AC Intro To Statistics M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AD Intro To Statistics M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AE Intro To Statistics M 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AF Intro To Statistics M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AG Intro To Statistics M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 01AJ Intro To Statistics M 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Evan Ray MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 135 02 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson MW 12:30PM-01:50PM; F 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
STATISTC 240 02 Intro To Statistics Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSY 202 02 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Katherine Clemans MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
MTH 220 02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
STATISTC 240 02AA Intro To Statistics W 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AB Intro To Statistics W 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AC Intro To Statistics W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AD Intro To Statistics W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AE Intro To Statistics W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AF Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AG Intro To Statistics W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AJ Intro To Statistics W 1:25PM 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