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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

Fall 2015 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation TH 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AG Human Origins and Variation F 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANT 248 01 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Donald Joralemon TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Zhenhua Liu TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM 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 9:05AM 9:55AM 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 01AF Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle TU 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BCH 352 01 BIOCHEM II: BIOCHEM DYNAMICS David Bickar TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
CHEM 330 01 Biochemical Principles Sheila Jaswal TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
BIOL 330 01 Biochemical Principles Sheila Jaswal TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
FOOD-SCI 270 01 Biol. of Food in Human Health Yeonhwa Park TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 160 02 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NS 0158 1 Brain Mechanisms Cynthia Gill 09:00AM-10:20AM M,W Hampshire College
BIO 202 01 CELL BIOLOGY Stylianos Scordilis MTWF 08:00-08:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler W 11:00-11:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D02 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler W 01:00-01:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D03 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler W 02:00-02:50 Smith College
BIO 150 D04 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler W 03:00-03:50 Smith College
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Robert Merritt; Christine White-Ziegler TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Thomas Maresca M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 285 02 Cellular & Molecular Biology Abigail Jensen M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 559 01 Cellular & Molecular BiologyII Wei-Lih Lee TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PSY 215 01 COLQ:BRAIN STATES Mary Harrington MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 580 01 Developmental Biology Madelaine Bartlett TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSY 253 01 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY Patricia DiBartolo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 568 01 Endocrinology Robert Zoeller TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 3: Population, Health & Disease

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn John Sirard M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 524 01 Intr Hl Politcs&Plcy Michael Begay TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 290B 01 Intro to Public Health Maria Bulzacchelli TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
SOC 219 01 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY Eeva Sointu TTh 01:00-02:20 Smith College
NUTRITN 578 01 Nutr Prob Devlp Wrld Lorraine Cordeiro TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Melissa Brown TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
ENVIRSCI 342 01 Pesticides, the Envir&Pub Pol Natalia Clifton TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 630 01 Prin Of Epidemiology Elizabeth Cook TU 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 603 01 Prin Of Group Dynmcs Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Alice Fiddian-Green TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 640 01 Public Health Nutrition Lisa Troy W 1:25PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ANT 344 01 SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANTH 339 01 The Anthropology of Food Deborah Gewertz T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College

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Fall 2015 Category 4: Ethics, Policy & Practice

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
PHIL 164 01AK Medical Ethics F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
CSI 0170 1 Minding Culture M. Lourdes Mattei 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
BIO 101 01 MODERN BIO FOR CONCERNED CITIZ Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 05 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber M W 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ENVIRSCI 342 01 Pesticides, the Envir&Pub Pol Natalia Clifton TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PSYC 363 01 Psychology & the Law Allen Hart T 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine/Bioethic Rachel Fink T 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
NUTRITN 391C 01 S-Writing in Nutrition Reed Mangels TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
ANT 344 01 SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO Donald Joralemon T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
STPEC 493H 01 Senior Seminar III TH 4:00PM 6:30PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer W 1:25PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 02 Writing In Biology Judith Goodenough W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology Christiane Meyer TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst

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Fall 2015 Category 5: Research, Design & Analysis

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
MTH 220 02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara MWF 01:10-02:30 Smith College
MTH 220 L03 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
MTH 220 L04 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Amelia McNamara Th 03:00-04:50 Smith College
STOCKSCH 171 01 Plagues, Food and People: Eco Daniel Cooley TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYC 123 01 Research Methods Carolyn Palmquist TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
PSYCH 200 01 Research Methods in Psychology Katherine Binder MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 320 01 Resrch Technique Physical Anth Brigitte Holt W 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSYCH 411 01 Sem: Research To Be Announced - Mount Holyoke College
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
SOC 201 L01 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY Th 07:00-09:00 Smith College
SOC 201 L02 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY F 08:00-09:50 Smith College
SOC 201 01 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
SOC 201 L03 STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGY F 10:00-12:00 Smith College

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