Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEST 400-01 Senior Seminar in Health Studies
Instructor: Margaret Winchester
Course Description:
The Senior Seminar in Health Studies is an interdisciplinary, topics driven course, with specific foci dependent upon the specialization(s) of the instructor. Students will survey the relevant literatures of at least two disciplines; identify specific problems or topics; complete a research project based on secondary and/or primary sources; and offer a final presentation of interdisciplinary work (in the forms of academic papers, oral presentations, or some other creative project (including film, narrative, performance, etc.). Prerequisite: 201 and at least two other courses in Health Studies (as accepted by Health Studies Coordinator), or permission of instructor.Normally offered fall semester.
1330:T   ALTHSE 07
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 216-01 Medical Anthropology
Instructor: Kjell Enge
Course Description:
Comparative analysis of health, illness, and nutrition within environmental and socio-cultural contexts. Evolution and geographical distribution of disease, how different societies have learned to cope with illness, and the ways traditional and modern medical systems interact. Offered every other year.
0900:TR   DENNY 203
ANTH 245-04 Babies and Boomers: East Asian Populations in Transition
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-01. For much of the 20th century, East Asia was known as a region of youth. In the past few decades, however, societies in East Asia have grown markedly older. This course examines the causes and consequences of declining fertility and population aging in East Asia. It looks at the impact of this changing population composition on attitudes toward reproduction, marriage, family, and gender in the region, particularly in China and Japan. Our exploration of these issues will be guided primarily by anthropological and historical accounts. By the end of the semester, students will be required to complete a research paper related to course themes.
1330:MR   STERN 7
Courses Offered in BIOL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
BIOL 326-01 Microbiology w/Lab
Instructor: David Kushner
Course Description:
Molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry (structure and function) of bacteria, archaea, and viruses. Includes an introduction to the immune system and mechanisms of medical control of microbes. Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis are addressed via readings from the recent primary literature. Laboratory exercises include the isolation and characterization of unknown bacteria using traditional and molecular methods, and modern genomic approaches to characterizing host response to infection. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: One 200-level BIOL course. For Neuroscience majors, prerequisite is NRSC 200.
1330:W   RNORTH 1316
0830:MWF   STUART 1113
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 206-01 Babies and Boomers: East Asian Populations in Transition
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 245-04. For much of the 20th century, East Asia was known as a region of youth. In the past few decades, however, societies in East Asia have grown markedly older. This course examines the causes and consequences of declining fertility and population aging in East Asia. It looks at the impact of this changing population composition on attitudes toward reproduction, marriage, family, and gender in the region, particularly in China and Japan. Our exploration of these issues will be guided primarily by anthropological and historical accounts. By the end of the semester, students will be required to complete a research paper related to course themes.
1330:MR   STERN 7
Courses Offered in ENST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENST 350-01 Environmental Health
Instructor: Maiko Arashiro
Course Description:
This course will focus on the impact of humans on the natural environment and its consequences to human health. Interdependency of humans and the natural environment will be explored through a broad range of environmental topics including air pollution, water pollution, pesticide usage, solid waste management, and climate change. Students will learn how to assess the human health risks associated with each of the topic areas while focusing on the unique local and global challenges of protecting human health. This course includes a laboratory which will supplement lecture material while focusing on the measurements of local environmental toxicants and its applications to risk assessment. Prerequisite: 161 and 162 or CHEM 131 or permission of instructor.
1330:R   KAUF 109
1030:MWF   KAUF 187
Courses Offered in MUPS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUPS 111-02 Vocal Technique Class
Instructor: Amy Wlodarski, Elizabeth Shoenfelt
Course Description:
Personal Audition and Permission of Instructor Required No Additional Fee / May Not be Audited An introduction to vocal technique in a group setting. Course content includes voice physiology, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), one private lesson, required in class performances, student critiques, and voice concert attendance. Interested students should email Prof. James Martin to set up an audition.
1600:MW   WEISS 12
1600:M   WEISS 212
1600:W   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in PSYC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 165-01 Psychopathology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.
0900:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 165-02 Psychopathology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1030:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 175-01 Introduction to Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the field of community psychology--a field that focuses on persons-in-context and the ways that social issues, institutions, and settings impact individuals' mental health and wellbeing. In the course, we will: (a) review the historical underpinnings of community psychology; (b) examine the field's major tenets and theories, including its emphasis on understanding the role of the environment in human behavior; (c) explore the field's application to a range of clinical and social issues; and (d) emulate the field's commitment to the promotion of social change through research and action. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1130:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 320-01 Research Methods in Health Psychology
Instructor: Christine Guardino
Course Description:
Pending Faculty approval. Health psychology is the study of psychological issues in health, illness and health care. In this course, students will learn about research methods used in health psychology and, more broadly, the scientific method. Health psychologists use many different methodologies including experimental methods in lab and field, quasi-experimental methods, and observational methods. We will discuss the application of these methods to health psychology research, as well as related topics of validity, measurement, and research ethics. This course will culminate in the design and implementation of an original research project in the area of health psychology.Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: PSYC 120; PSYC 202 or PSYC 211.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
1030:MWF   KAUF 185
PSYC 465-01 Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An advanced seminar in which students read and discuss primary sources in theoretical and applied clinical psychology. The purpose of this course is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the processes of clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of psychopathology. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.
1330:TF   KAUF 187
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This is a specialized course emphasizing Spanish language and culture as they relate to health and medicine. The course goal is written and oral communication and cultural fluency as they relate to Global Health Care, Food Security, Immigration, and the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required. Prerequisite: 202 or above, or permission of instructor. This course is cross-listed as LALC 239.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in WGSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGSS 202-02 Reproductive Justice
Instructor: Kathryn Oliviero
Course Description:
How can the choice in prochoice become real for women with a range of abilities, ethnicities, economic backgrounds or gender and sexual identifications? What does it look like to not only provide affordable access to birth control and abortion, but to also create the political conditions that enable people to choose to have children in an environment where both will thrive, rather than just survive? Creating these political conditions requires reproductive justice: a global social movement strategy and human rights platform that places reproductive power in the context of the larger social, racial and economic well-being of women, communities and families (Ross 2011). This course explores the origins and applications of reproductive justice. It investigates how the reproductive lives of many people, particularly women of color, are embedded in embattled legal, social, economic, racial and national frameworks that shape their capacity to control their intimate and procreative lives. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course first maps reproductive justices origins, exploring: political philosophies of sexual and reproductive liberty; racialized and disability-based histories of eugenics, population control, and adoption; the black womens health movement; birth control and abortion law; social welfare and healthcare politics; the reproductive politics of incarceration and state violence; disability and prenatal testing; and the transnational and LGBTQ applications of assisted reproductive technologies. The course will subsequently explore how reproductive justice platforms can enable diverse people to thrive: making the decision to prevent, terminate or have a pregnancy a real choice. It will assess the conditions that enable access to quality health care, economic security, racial justice, womens equality, transgender and queer rights, environmental sustainability, disability justice, sexual autonomy, and community vitality.
1030:TR   DENNY 204