Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEST 400-01 Senior Sem in Health Studies
Instructor: James Skelton
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.
1500:TF   KAUF 185
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 100-01 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of biological anthropology. We will examine the development of evolutionary theory. We will then apply evolutionary theory to understand principles of inheritance, familial and population genetics in humans, human biological diversity and adaptations to different environments, behavioral and ecological diversity in nonhuman primates, and the analysis of the human skeleton and fossil record to understand the origin and evolution of the human family. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the DIV III lab-science distribution requirement. Offered three semesters over a two-year period.
0930:MWF   DENNY 115
1330:W   DENNY 115
Courses Offered in BIOL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
BIOL 124-01 Biology of Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Pires
Course Description:
This course explores the biological basis of animal behavior. We will use an evolutionary framework to consider why behaviors arise within animal species (including humans) and ask how neural systems shape, constrain and execute the types of behaviors that we observe in nature. Topics will include animal navigation, communication, mating systems and sociality. We will read selections from the primary research literature of behavioral biology as models of scientific thought and discourse. Laboratory and fieldwork will emphasize construction of good experimental questions, refinement of hypotheses, quantitative analysis of data and effective communication of research results. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   ALTHSE 106
1330:M   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 124-02 Biology of Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Pires
Course Description:
This course explores the biological basis of animal behavior. We will use an evolutionary framework to consider why behaviors arise within animal species (including humans) and ask how neural systems shape, constrain and execute the types of behaviors that we observe in nature. Topics will include animal navigation, communication, mating systems and sociality. We will read selections from the primary research literature of behavioral biology as models of scientific thought and discourse. Laboratory and fieldwork will emphasize construction of good experimental questions, refinement of hypotheses, quantitative analysis of data and effective communication of research results. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   ALTHSE 106
1330:T   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 125-01 Understanding Cancer w/Lab
Instructor: Michael Roberts, Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. In the year 2000, over half a million Americans died of cancer and over one million new cancer cases were diagnosed. Virtually everyone who is 18 years old or older knows someone who has battled cancer. This course explores the biology of the complex array of genetic diseases known as cancer. What is cancer, why does it occur, how is it treated, and what would it mean to our society to find a cancer cure, are just a few of the questions that will be addressed. In the laboratory, the unique characteristics of cancer cells will be investigated and treatments designed to revert these characteristics to those of normal cells will be explored. By understanding cancer, cancer research, and the promise of new cancer treatments, students should complete the course with a greater appreciation for the scientific process and the role science plays in human health. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0930:MWF   DANA 101
1330:M   JAMESR 2228
BIOL 125-02 Understanding Cancer w/Lab
Instructor: Michael Roberts, Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. In the year 2000, over half a million Americans died of cancer and over one million new cancer cases were diagnosed. Virtually everyone who is 18 years old or older knows someone who has battled cancer. This course explores the biology of the complex array of genetic diseases known as cancer. What is cancer, why does it occur, how is it treated, and what would it mean to our society to find a cancer cure, are just a few of the questions that will be addressed. In the laboratory, the unique characteristics of cancer cells will be investigated and treatments designed to revert these characteristics to those of normal cells will be explored. By understanding cancer, cancer research, and the promise of new cancer treatments, students should complete the course with a greater appreciation for the scientific process and the role science plays in human health. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0930:MWF   DANA 101
1330:T   JAMESR 2228
BIOL 126-01 Infectious Disease versus Immune Defense
Instructor: John Henson
Course Description:
Given the variety and virulence of the hundreds of pathogens we are exposed to every day, it seems miraculous that any of us survives into adulthood. This course will consider the biology of pathogens and the immunological defense systems which help counteract them. Both a human-based and comparative approach will be employed. Lecture, discussion and lab segments will emphasize the application of knowledge, the interpretation of scientific and popular information, and the demystification of disease and immunity. Students finishing this course should have a new found appreciation of the molecular, genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying disease and defense. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   DANA 101
1330:T   JAMESR 1218
BIOL 126-02 Infectious Disease versus Immune Defense
Instructor: John Henson
Course Description:
Given the variety and virulence of the hundreds of pathogens we are exposed to every day, it seems miraculous that any of us survives into adulthood. This course will consider the biology of pathogens and the immunological defense systems which help counteract them. Both a human-based and comparative approach will be employed. Lecture, discussion and lab segments will emphasize the application of knowledge, the interpretation of scientific and popular information, and the demystification of disease and immunity. Students finishing this course should have a new found appreciation of the molecular, genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying disease and defense. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   DANA 101
1330:W   JAMESR 1218
BIOL 216-01 Genetics
Instructor: Michael Roberts
Course Description:
A study of Mendelian genetics, linkage, and mutation. An introduction to basic DNA structure and function including replication, transcription, and translation. Laboratory exercises involve both classic and molecular approaches to genetic analysis utilizing prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125.
0900:TR   DANA 202
1330:M   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 216-02 Genetics
Instructor: Dana Wohlbach
Course Description:
A study of Mendelian genetics, linkage, and mutation. An introduction to basic DNA structure and function including replication, transcription, and translation. Laboratory exercises involve both classic and molecular approaches to genetic analysis utilizing prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125.
1030:TR   DANA 202
1330:T   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 326-01 Microbiology w/Lab
Instructor: David Kushner
Course Description:
0830:MWF   DANA 201
1330:W   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 333-01 Physiology w/Lab
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1030:MWF   DANA 202
1330:R   JAMESR 2206
BIOL 427-01 Virology
Instructor: David Kushner
Course Description:
An introduction to the molecular and cellular biology of viruses. Topics of study include the life cycle of viruses in general and their relationships with their hosts, including the processes of attachment to, entry into, genomic replication within, and exit from, cells. Aspects of pathogenesis, disease, the immune response to viruses, and vaccines, also will be studied. Related topics (such as prions, RNA interference, and public health issues) may be discussed. Regular reading and discussion of primary literature will complement the lectures. Three hours classroom a week. Prerequisite: One of the following: 216, 313, 316, 318, 326, 327, 380, or permission of the instructor.
0930:MWF   DANA 201
Courses Offered in ENST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENST 311-04 Cities, Environment and Health
Instructor: Gregory Howard
Course Description:
Most of the world's population now lives in urban areas. This course will address the impacts and opportunities of cities for both public health and the environment. Particular attention will be given to megacities in the developing world, addressing public health needs, environmental impacts, and possible development paths. We'll consider the consequences of different types of urban design, the history and future of health infrastructure, and the challenges of creating healthy and sustainable cities.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 110
Courses Offered in INST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 290-01 Global Health
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 290-01. This course will focus on a) historical cases of major diseases and epidemics around the world; b) look at the current burden and distribution of disease and mortality around the world and in multiple dimensions by geography, social class, race, and gender; c) try to understand the determinants of global health disparities; and d) understand the development of global health policies, and outcomes of global health interventions.
1230:MWF   DENNY 103
Courses Offered in MUPS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUPS 111-02 Vocal Technique Class
Instructor: Jennifer Blyth, Lynn Helding
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. Note: this course is the prerequisite course for Voice (2nd semester) - MUPS 114 - 30 (Private lessons). 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. Helding to set up an audition.
1600:MW   WEISS 12
1600:MW   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 290-01 Global Health
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-01. This course will focus on a) historical cases of major diseases and epidemics around the world; b) look at the current burden and distribution of disease and mortality around the world and in multiple dimensions by geography, social class, race, and gender; c) try to understand the determinants of global health disparities; and d) understand the development of global health policies, and outcomes of global health interventions.
1230:MWF   DENNY 103
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.
0900: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.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 175-02 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.
1500:MR   KAUF 179
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 the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required. Prerequisite: 116 and permission of instructor, or, 200 level placement, or 230. Offered every fall semester.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 319
Courses Offered in WGST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGST 300-01 Gender and Health
Instructor: Jennifer Musial
Course Description:
Biomedical. Social. Cultural. Psychological. Corporeal. Which of these define gendered health? This course explores how health and illness are constructed through individual experiences, socio-cultural institutions, and systemic factors. Using an intersectional approach attentive to sexuality, class, racialization, ableism, and colonialism, this course asks you to consider how gendered norms influence our understanding of health, illness, and self-care; we also interrogate how/why marginalized populations are targets for health intervention, and to what degree resistance is possible. Course topics include health governmentality, psychological, physical and invisible dis/abilites, the language of pain, the breast cancer industry, state intervention, family planning, colonial public health, food deserts, and consumption practices alongside alternative healing modalities like Yoga, Acupuncture, Meditation, Reiki, and so on. You will develop an original, well-researched essay over the course of the semester.
1500:MR   DENNY 110