Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2016 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

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Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01BA Human Origins and Variation TH 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01BB Human Origins and Variation TH 6:30PM 7:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01BC Human Origins and Variation F 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103H 01 Human Origins and Variation Stephen King TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Jason Kamilar M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AC Human Origins and Variation F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
WOMENSST 285 01 Intro to Biology of Difference Laura Briggs M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
CSI 0102 1 Intro to Medical Anthropology Jennifer Hamilton 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Hampshire College
ANTH 245 01 Medical Anthropology Christopher Dole MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ESS 250 01 NUTRITION AND HEALTH Barbara Brehm-Curtis TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
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

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Spring 2016 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience John-Paul Baird TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
PSYCH 330H 01 Behavioral Neuroscience-Hnrs Joseph Bergan M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 02 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Heather Reed M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 304 01 Brain,Mind&Behavior Rosemary Cowell TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Michael Barresi; Nathan Derr; Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D03 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Michael Barresi F 01:40-02:30 Smith College
BIO 150 D04 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Steven Williams F 02:40-03:30 Smith College
BIO 150 D01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Nathan Derr T 04:00-04:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D02 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Nathan Derr T 03:00-03:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PSY 214 01 COLQ: DISORDERS OF LANG/COMM Peter de Villiers MWF 09:00-09:50 Smith College
PSY 230 01 COLQ: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Beth Powell TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Helene Cousin TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOL 221 01 Developmental Biology Dominic Poccia MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PUBHLTH 324 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Cristina Huebner Torres TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 580 01 Food Borne Diseases Ronald Labbe TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 283 01 General Genetics Michele Markstein M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 310 01 General Microbiology Heather Reed;Klaus Nusslein M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIO 230 01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College

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Spring 2016 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gayatri Guhanarayan W F 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
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
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Melissa Brown TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 365 01 Psychology Of Aging Susan Whitbourne TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College

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Spring 2016 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
PHIL 164 07 Medical Ethics Kimberly Soland M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 10:00AM 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
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 05 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian;Daniel Gerber;Nadia Schuessler M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01 Perspectives in Nursing Mary Ellen Burke M 4:40PM 6:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AA Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AB Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AC Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 100 01AD Perspectives in Nursing M 6:30PM 7:40PM UMass Amherst
PHI 209 01 PHILOS & HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Jill de Villiers TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
ENGL 125 01 Representing Illness Anston Bosman TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
NUTRITN 391C 01 S-Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 391C 02 S-Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
SPN 251 01 SURV IBERIAN LIT,ART,SOCIET II Reyes Lazaro TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PHIL 553 01 Topics in Phil of Science Christopher Meacham TH 1:00PM 3:30PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
STATISTC 240 01AA Intro To Statistics W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
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
STATISTC 240 02AG Intro To Statistics M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
STATISTC 240 02AJ Intro To Statistics M 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Katherine Halvorsen MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
MTH 220 L01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Katherine Halvorsen M 01:10-02:30 Smith College
MTH 220 L02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Katherine Halvorsen W 01:10-02:30 Smith College
STATISTC 501 01 Meth Applied Stats Joanna Jeneralczuk TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
SOC 203 01 QUALITATIVE METHODS Mary Scherer TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
SOC 202 01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Tina Wildhagen TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Joshua Roth TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College

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