Five College Consortium

Introductory Biology I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
151
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
First semester of a full year course for majors in the life sciences. Introduction to the biochemical basis of living systems, cell biology, mitosis and meiosis, principles of genetics, developmental biology. Includes lecture and discussion sections. Required for biology majors. (Gen.Ed. BS)
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 #: 
35078

Introductory Biology I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
151
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
First semester of a full year course for majors in the life sciences. Introduction to the biochemical basis of living systems, cell biology, mitosis and meiosis, principles of genetics, developmental biology. Includes lecture and discussion sections. Required for biology majors. (Gen.Ed. BS)
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 #: 
35131

Introductory Biology I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
151
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
First semester of a full year course for majors in the life sciences. Introduction to the biochemical basis of living systems, cell biology, mitosis and meiosis, principles of genetics, developmental biology. Includes lecture and discussion sections. Required for biology majors. (Gen.Ed. BS)
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 #: 
35149

Multivariable Calculus

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
211
Institution: 
Amherst College

Elementary vector calculus; introduction to partial derivatives; multiple integrals in two and three dimensions; line integrals in the plane; Green’s theorem; the Taylor development and extrema of functions of several variables; implicit function theorems; Jacobians. Four class hours per week.


Requisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 121 or placement into MATH 211 or consent of the Department. Limited to 30 students per section. Fall and spring semesters. Professors TBA.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
MATH-211-02-1718F

Probability

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Statistics
Course Number: 
360
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as STAT 360 and MATH 360.) This course explores the nature of probability and its use in modeling real world phenomena. There are two explicit complementary goals: to explore probability theory and its use in applied settings, and to learn parallel analytic and empirical problem solving skills. The course begins with the development of an intuitive feel for probabilistic thinking, based on the simple yet subtle idea of counting. It then evolves toward the rigorous study of discrete and continuous probability spaces, independence, conditional probability, expectation, and variance. Distributions covered include the binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, normal, Gamma, Beta, multinomial, and bivariate normal. Other topics include generating functions, order statistics, and limit theorems. Four class hours per week.


Requisite: MATH 121 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Professor Wagaman.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
STAT-360-01,MATH-360-01
Schedule #: 
STAT-360-01-1718F

Creative Electronics

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Interdisciplinary Arts
Course Number: 
0116
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course will familiarize the students with some of the basic creative applications of electronics. A central element in this process will be examining and modifying common electronic devices. This approach focuses on the physical and functional aspects of electronics and encourages an understanding of application through hands-on experience rather than a study of theory. This also encourages the student to look to pre-existing devices for artistic materials rather than building everything from scratch. This will be a project-based course and most in-class time will be spent experimenting and building. Prior experience with electronics is not necessary, but the student should be comfortable using simple hand tools. Each student will be supplied with a course kit. This will include all the necessary tools as well as a variety of common and useful electrical components.
Comments: 
Arts, Design, and Media Independent Work Students are expected to spend at least six to ten hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. Lab Fee: $90
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
324509

Problem Solving/Object Prog

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
101
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Computers are used every day for an enormous variety of tasks, from playing games and chatting with friends to transferring billions of dollars, delivering radiation treatments, and controlling the electrical grid. Computer programs are an essential ingredient in allowing for this great diversity of applications. In this course, you will learn to create your own programs, based on core programming concepts and analytical problem solving approaches. You will develop programs involving graphics, animation and games using Java, a very popular modern programming language. We assume no prior study of computer science. Programming intensive.
Comments: 
Coreq: COMSC-101L.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Students must choose a lab with the same instructor as the lecture. 9 seats open to sophomores, then 18 to first-years.
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 #: 
101064

Introduction to Game Design

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Cognitive Science
Course Number: 
0144
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course provides an introduction to the history of games, terminology and principles of game design and game mechanics. We will also explore the development of analog games and game systems from inception through play-testing and prototyping. Students will learn to analyze, design, prototype and document different non-digital games using professional work flows for game development of non-digital and digital games.
Comments: 
Arts, Design, and Media Mind, Brain, and Information Independent Work As with most things, the more time you put into this course, the more you will get out of it. You should expect to spend at least seven hours per week (on average) doing activities outside of class, including assignments, reading, playing, playtesting, experimenting, and anything else related to the subject matter.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
324872

Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Nursing
Course Number: 
398I
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course focuses on providing care that positively affects health of pregnant women, newborns, parents and families. Principles of health and illness states, professional development, anticipatory guidance, parenting safety, assessment and management of individuals and families will be employed.
Comments: 
Open to School of Nursing majors only.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Varies from 2 to 18 credits
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
38580

Ideas That Change the World

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Honors College
Course Number: 
201H
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
In this seminar, students will examine texts and works of art that have profoundly shaped the world we live in. The course is divided into four units: Models of Inquiry; the Impact of Science and Technology; Social Philosophy and Civic Engagement; and Art in the World. The course is supplemented with a plenary lecture by a distinguished honors faculty speaker.
Comments: 
Open to Commonwealth Honors College Students only.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
38705