Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

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Spring 2016 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTH 245 01 Medical Anthropology Christopher Dole MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Katherine Clemans TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
SWAG 328 01 Science and Sexuality Sahar Sadjadi T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
CSI 0102 1 Intro to Medical Anthropology Jennifer Hamilton 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Hampshire College
CSI 0241 1 Renaissance Bodies Jutta Sperling 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Hampshire College
CSI 0308 1 Div III Seminar Uditi Sen 02:30PM-05:20PM W Hampshire College
NS 0108 1 Art of Life John Castorino 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH;09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Hampshire College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Amy Grillo TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 347 01 SEM: TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Elizabeth Klarich Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley MW 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ESS 250 01 NUTRITION AND HEALTH Barbara Brehm-Curtis TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
PSY 250 01 COLQ:CULT/ETHNICITY/MNTAL HLTH Nnamdi Pole; Byron Zamboanga TW 01:00-02:20 Smith College
PSY 340 01 PSYCHOSOCIAL/DETERMINTS/HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHRO 100 02 Human Nature Paulette Steeves M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AA Human Nature TH 11:30AM 12:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AB Human Nature TH 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 02AC Human Nature TH 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 221 01 Developmental Biology Dominic Poccia MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
PSYC 212 01 Behavioral Neuroscience John-Paul Baird TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
NS 0220 1 Human Physiology Cynthia Gill 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH;12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH Hampshire College
NS 0235 1 Methods in Molecular Biology John Castorino 02:30PM-05:20PM M;02:30PM-05:20PM M Hampshire College
NS 0329 1 Immunology Christopher Jarvis 09:00AM-10:20AM M,W,F Hampshire College
BIOL 303 01 Microbial Genetics Jeffrey Knight TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 359CN 01 Sem: Clinical Neuroscience Jared Schwartzer TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
BIO 150 01 CELLS,PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT Michael Barresi; Nathan Derr; Steven Williams TTh 10:30-11:50 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
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 230 01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 230 D01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 08:00-08:50 Smith College
BIO 230 D02 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 01:10-02:00 Smith College
BIO 230 D03 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Robert Dorit W 07:30-08:20 Smith College
BIO 300 01 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Richard Olivo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BIO 321 01 SEMINAR:TOPICS IN MICROBIOLOGY Robert Dorit M 07:30-09:30 Smith College
BIO 322 01 SEM: TOPICS IN CELL BIOLOGY Nathan Derr Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College

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Spring 2016 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
SOCI 243 01 Drugs and Society Jerome Himmelstein MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
CSI 0283 1 Ab/Normal Psychology M. Lourdes Mattei 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
CSI 0308 1 Div III Seminar Uditi Sen 02:30PM-05:20PM W Hampshire College
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
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
ANTHRO 271 01 Human Evolution Brigitte Holt TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105 01 Biology of Social Issues Jeffrey Podos;Gerald Downes;Elena Vazey M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs Matthew Boyer TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 101 01 Food And Health Hang Xiao;Lili He TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Ernest Washington;Eun Jeung Lee TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Barbara Colombo-Adams M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 03 Child Development Barbara Colombo-Adams TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 04 Child Development Ernest Washington TU 4:00PM 6:30PM 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

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Spring 2016 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ENGL 125 01 Representing Illness Anston Bosman TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
PHIL 223 01 Human Hlth: Rights/Wrong Jyl Gentzler MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
CSI 0276 1 What is Psychotherapy? Peter Gilford 06:00PM-09:00PM W Hampshire College
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 255 01 DYING AND DEATH Donald Joralemon TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANT 348 01 SEM: TOPICS DEVELOPMENT ANTH Elliot Fratkin T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
PHI 209 01 PHILOS & HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Jill de Villiers TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
SPN 251 01 SURV IBERIAN LIT,ART,SOCIET II Reyes Lazaro TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Ben Normark TU 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology Peter Houlihan TH 8:30AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 04 Writing In Biology Judith Goodenough W 2:30PM 4:25PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 05 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer F 1:25PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 312 06 Writing In Biology Norman Johnson TH 2:30PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
COMM 319 01 Health Communication Cynthia Suopis W 4:00PM 6:45PM 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
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Katherine Bobianski TH 4:00PM 7:00PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Megan McCarty TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Jerome Himmelstein TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM Amherst College
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH Hampshire College
NS 0265 1 Statistics Elizabeth Conlisk 02:00PM-03:20PM T,TH Hampshire College
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Joshua Roth TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 200 01 Research Methods in Psychology Katherine Binder;Cheryl Lee MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Jared Schwartzer MW 01:15PM-02:30PM;F 01:15PM-02:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Amir Kouzehkanani TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Amir Kouzehkanani TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;M 04:15PM-05:05PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 03 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Carrie Hosman MW 11:00AM-12:15PM;F 11:00AM-11:50AM Mount Holyoke College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
ECO 220 L01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 01:10-02:30 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz F 02:40-04:00 Smith College
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
NSC 230 01 EXPERIMENTAL METH NEUROSCIENCE Mary Harrington MWF 10:00-10:50; T 01:00-03:50 Smith College
PSY 201 01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
PSY 201 L01 STAT METHOD/UNDERGRAD RESEARCH David Palmer W 08:00-08:50 Smith College

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