Five College Consortium

INTRO TO LGBTQ HIST & CULTURES

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
105
Institution: 
Smith College
This course is an introduction to the growing field of queer American history. Over the course of the semester, we will explore the histories of same-sex desire, practice, and identity, as well as gender transgression, from the late 19th century to the present. Using a wide range of sources, including archival documents, films, work by historians, and oral histories, we will investigate how and why people with same-sex desire and non-normative gender expressions formed communities, struggled against bigotry, and organized movements for social and political change. This course will pay close attention to the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality and the ways that difference has shaped queer history. We will work in the Special Collections at Smith and Mt. Holyoke and the community-based Sexual Minorities Archive. Together we will contribute a project to the web-based archive OutHistory.org. {H} Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 25.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
11042-F17

Course Sections

INTRO TO LGBTQ HIST & CULTURES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kelly Anderson kpanders@smith.edu TTh 01:00-02:20 SEELYE 301

Dr. Seuss Museum Practicum

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Honors College
Course Number: 
398DH
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Comments: 
Students must apply through CHC PATHS to add this course Students participating in the 2-credit practica involving Cat?s Corner or the Art Discovery Center will be expected to commit to 4-hours on-site at the Springfield Museums each week, write a weekly post on the class Moodle site, attend three on-campus class meetings during the semester (introduction meeting, mid-term check-in, final presentation), and assist with special events.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Varies from 1 to 6 credits
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
38799

Course Sections

Dr. Seuss Museum Practicum
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 6.0 Elizabeth Sharpe 1:00AM 1:00AM

Indigenous Amer Epics

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
American Studies
Course Number: 
358
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as ENGL 458 and AMST 358)  [before 1800] 


This course will delve deeply into Indigenous literatures of “Turtle Island,” or North America, and will also extend to the Pacific.  The Quiché Maya Popol Vuh (Council Book), the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Great Law of Peace, the Wabanaki creation cycle, and the Hawaiian mo’olelo of Pele and her sister Hi'iaka are rooted in longstanding, complex oral narratives of emergence and transformation, which were recorded by Indigenous authors and scribes.  These texts will enable us to consider how the temporal and spatial boundaries of America are both defined and extended by colonization, and disrupted by Indigenous texts and decolonial theory.  We will close read these major epics as works of classical literature, narratives of tribal history, and living political constitutions.


 Reading each long text (in English translation) over several weeks, we will study the tribally and regionally-specific contexts of each epic narrative as well as the “intellectual trade routes” that link them together.  We will also consider the place of these epics within American literature and history and their contributions to historical and contemporary decolonization.  In exploring these narratives, we will discuss the ways in which they challenge conceptual boundaries, considering categories such as land/place, gender, sexuality, and other-than-human beings.


Open to juniors and seniors.  Limited to 15 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Brooks.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
ENGL-458-01,AMST-358-01
Schedule #: 
AMST-358-01-1718F

Course Sections

Indigenous Amer Epics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lisa Brooks lbrooks@amherst.edu TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM CHAP 204

S-HotTopics/PrgmgLangs&Systems

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
691NN
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This graduate seminar course will cover recent developments in programming languages and systems, examining the latest research papers from top programming languages and systems conferences. Topics of interest include bug detection and correction, domain-specific languages, and emerging topics like concurrency on multicore architectures.
Comments: 
Open to Graduate Computer Science students only. GRADUATE STANDING OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. PREVIOUS ENROLLMENT IN CMPSCI 630 (GRADUATE SYSTEMS) RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED. SECTION 01 = 3 CREDITS, SECTION 02 = 1 CREDIT. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cs.umass.edu/ugrad-education/courses
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
42668
Schedule #: 
42667

Course Sections

S-HotTopics/PrgmgLangs&Systems
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Arjun Guha;Rene Just TH 4:00PM 5:00PM

ADVANCED STUDIES

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
French
Course Number: 
580
Institution: 
Smith College
Arranged in consultation with the department.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. , Limited to graduate students
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
11043-F17

Course Sections

ADVANCED STUDIES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Health Economics & Policy

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
214
Institution: 
Amherst College

Health care poses many pressing questions: Why do we spend so much on health care?  Does this spending actually produce better health?  How do health care institutions function?  What is the appropriate role of government? How are we to judge the efficiency and equity of health care policy?  By applying economic analysis to health, health care, and health care markets, health economics provides insight into these questions.  In the first section of this course, we will assess the role of health care in the economy and apply economic models to the production of health and health care.  In the second section of the course, we will study the structure of health care markets and the roles of key institutions.  In the third section of the course, we will investigate the role of government and use our acquired knowledge to understand and evaluate health care policy and reform.  Throughout this analysis, we will pay careful attention to the nature of health care markets, the anatomy of market failures, and the implications for public policy.  Empirical results, current issues, and public policies will be discussed throughout the course.  In addition to technical problems and economic analyses, students will be asked to write analytical papers and participate actively in the discussion of current economic research and public policy.


Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Recommended: any one of Microeconomics (ECON 300/301), Econometrics (ECON 360/361), or Statistics (MATH 130). Limited to 35 students. Fall semester.  Professor Reyes.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
ECON-214-01-1718F

Course Sections

Health Economics & Policy
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jessica Reyes jwreyes@amherst.edu MW 12:30PM-01:50PM BEBU 107

ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Engineering
Course Number: 
290
Institution: 
Smith College
Modern civilization relies profoundly on efficient production, management and consumption of energy. Thermodynamics is the science of energy transformations involving work, heat and the properties of matter. Engineers rely on thermodynamics to assess the feasibility of their designs in a wide variety of fields including chemical processing, pollution control and abatement, power generation, materials science, engine design, construction, refrigeration and microchip processing. Course topics include first and second laws of thermodynamics, power cycles; combustion and refrigeration; phase equilibria; ideal and nonideal mixtures, conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer. Prerequisite EGR 110, CHM 111 or 118; corequisite MTH 212. Enrollment limit of 20.
Comments: 
Permission of Program. Limited to EGN majors, EGR majors
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
10555-F17

Course Sections

ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Niveen Ismail nismail@smith.edu TTh 10:30-11:50 MCCONN B05

Organic Chemistry I Lab

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
202L
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Comments: 
Coreq: CHEM-202.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
100825

Course Sections

Organic Chemistry I Lab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
07 0.0 Gary Snyder;Darren Hamilton;Kathryn McMenimen gsnyder@mtholyoke.edu;hamilton@mtholyoke.edu;kamcmeni@mtholyoke.edu TH 01:15PM-05:05PM Carr LL10

Educational Psychology

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
233
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
What do we learn? How do we learn? Why do we learn? In this course, we will study issues of learning, teaching, and motivation that are central to educational psychology. We will explore the shifting paradigms within educational psychology, multiple subject matter areas, (dis)continuities between classroom and home cultures, students' prior experiences, teachers as learners, ethnic and gender identity in the classroom, and learning in out-of-school settings. Requires a prepracticum in a community-based setting.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Variable Credit Comments: 
Prepracticum required. Many of the available placements for this course are in after-school settings (one afternoon per week)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
101077,100985
Schedule #: 
100985

Course Sections

Educational Psychology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Amy Grillo agrillo@mtholyoke.edu MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Reese 304

S-HotTopics/PrgmgLangs&Systems

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
691NN
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This graduate seminar course will cover recent developments in programming languages and systems, examining the latest research papers from top programming languages and systems conferences. Topics of interest include bug detection and correction, domain-specific languages, and emerging topics like concurrency on multicore architectures.
Comments: 
Open to Graduate Computer Science students only. GRADUATE STANDING OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. PREVIOUS ENROLLMENT IN CMPSCI 630 (GRADUATE SYSTEMS) RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED. SECTION 01 = 3 CREDITS, SECTION 02 = 1 CREDIT. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cs.umass.edu/ugrad-education/courses
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
42667
Schedule #: 
42668

Course Sections

S-HotTopics/PrgmgLangs&Systems
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 1.0 Arjun Guha;Rene Just TH 4:00PM 5:00PM