Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health and Science

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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 2018 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
NATSCI 191CNS25 01 FYS - "Is Food Thy Medicine?" Christina DiMarco-Crook TU 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
NATSCI 191CNS25 02 FYS - "Is Food Thy Medicine?" UMass Amherst
NS 0233 1 Anthropology Food and Nutritio Alan Goodman 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH Hampshire College
NURSING 312 01 CultrlDiversity/Health&Illness Kalpana Poudel Tandukar M 8:00AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 04 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
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 M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM 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 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Helene Cousin TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 564 01 Human Physiology Robert Zoeller TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 283 02 General Genetics Rosa Moscarella M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 523 01LL Histology TU 1:00PM 4:00PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 523 01LM Histology W 1:25PM 4:25PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 572 01 Neurobiology Elena Vazey M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Michele Markstein M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 523 01 Histology Elizabeth Connor M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
CHEM 100 01 Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara WF 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ESS 300 01 SEM: TOPC-PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Sarah Witkowski T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
KIN 270 01LW Anatomy & Physiology I TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 270 01LX Anatomy & Physiology I TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 270 01LZ Anatomy & Physiology I F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
KIN 270 01ML Anatomy & Physiology I F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LL Anatomy and Physiology II M 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LM Anatomy and Physiology II M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 272 01LN Anatomy and Physiology II TU 8:30AM 9:20AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College
NS 0233 1 Anthropology Food and Nutritio Alan Goodman 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH Hampshire College
NUTRITN 572 02 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Alayne Ronnenberg TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Phoebe Walker M W 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
SDS 390 01 TOPC: POPULATION HEALTH Benjamin Capistrant MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
SOCI 216MC 01 Sociology of Medicine Richard Moran TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AB Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AC Perspectives in Nursing TH 8:00AM 9:30AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 02 Writing in Nutrition Elizabeth Devine TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Nicole Goldstein TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PHI 209 01 PHILOS & HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Jill de Villiers TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Sophie Horowitz M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 02 Medical Ethics M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 03 Medical Ethics M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 04 Medical Ethics TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 05 Medical Ethics 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 12:05PM 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 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PHIL 164 01AJ Medical Ethics F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2018 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSY 201 L03 SDS METHOD/UNDERGRD RESRCH LAB 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 Katherine Clemans TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 202 03 INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS Lauren Duncan MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM; W 12:00PM-12:50PM Amherst College
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Elizabeth Aries MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics John Tawa MW 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Alexandra Purdue-Smithe TU TH 5:30PM 6:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Scott Chasan-Taber M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 01 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle M 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 02 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle M 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 04 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle TU 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 05 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 212 07 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
SDS 390 01 TOPC: POPULATION HEALTH Benjamin Capistrant MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
STAT 135 01 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson MW 02:00PM-03:20PM; F 02:00PM-02:50PM Amherst College
STAT 135 02 Intro to Stat Modeling Albert Kim TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM; M 09:00AM-09:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 03 Intro to Stat Modeling Albert Kim TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM; M 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 04 Intro to Stat Modeling Albert Kim TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM; M 01:00PM-01:50PM Amherst College

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