Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEST 201-01 Introduction to Health Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Introduction to Health Studies is a multi-disciplinary course that explores various theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of health. In addition to providing the overall framework for the materials covered, the faculty-convener of the course will draw on speakers from Dickinson faculty who will present health studies materials relevant to their respective areas of special expertise. Faculty speakers will be drawn from a range of disciplines at the college, including American Studies, Anthropology, Biology, History, International Business and Management, Philosophy, Policy Studies, Psychology, and Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies.Normally offered spring semester.
1330:T   DENNY 212
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 225-01 Human Osteology
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course offers an intensive examination of human biological diversity as revealed through the study of human skeletal remains. We will focus on techniques used to identify skeletal remains in archaeological, paleontological, and forensic contexts, as well as examining human skeletal responses to environmental stress and human growth and development throughout the life cycle. Prerequisite: 100 or 229 or permission of the instructor. Offered every other year.
0930:MWF   DENNY 115
Courses Offered in BIOL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
BIOL 125-01 Understanding Cancer w/Lab
Instructor: Jennifer Wanat, Michael Roberts
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.
0830:MWF   DANA 202
1330:W   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 333-01 Physiology w/Lab
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
A study of physiological mechanisms in the animal kingdom, stressing the structural and functional bases of biological activities. Emphasis is on vertebrate organs and organ systems. Laboratory includes experimental physiological studies of selected 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 and NRSC 200.
1030:TR   DANA 202
1330:R   JAMESR 2206
Courses Offered in ECON
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 496-01 Political Economy of Health
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. In a world of unprecedented wealth, the average life-expectancy in some parts of the world is as low as 49 years. Almost 2 million children die each year because they lack access to clean water and adequate sanitation. 100 million women are not alive today due to unequal access to nutrition, care and economic resources. In the United States, infant mortality rates are significantly higher among African-Americans. What are the political and economic conditions which lead to these differences in well-being across and within nations? In this course, students will examine the relationships between health and political and economic conditions world populations face today. The emphasis throughout the course will be on how socioeconomic inequalities based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality and other social categories affect health and well-being outcomes.
1330:R   ALTHSE 07
Courses Offered in ENST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENST 310-01 Environmental Health
Instructor: Maiko Arashiro
Course Description:
This course will focus on the impact of the natural environment on human health. Major environmental health issues that we may discuss include air pollution and water pollution, pesticides and other industrial chemicals, climate change, and overuse of natural resources. This course includes a laboratory section which will focus on measurements of environmental toxicants and applications to risk assessment.
1330:R   KAUF 109
1030:MWF   KAUF 187
Courses Offered in INBM
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 300-06 Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective
Instructor: David Sarcone
Course Description:
Health systems around the world are facing the dual challenge of meeting increasing demand for continued improvement in population health during a period of growing resource constraints. Despite the common concerns of national health systems worldwide, no two health systems are identical. This course presents a comparative analysis of the origin, structure, operations and ongoing reforms of six distinctly different national health systems representing nation states at varying levels of development. A converged health systems framework (goals, principles, processes, structures) will be applied to national systems to understand the inter-linkages among different system components; measure health system performance; and, assess the effects of reforms on system-wide outcomes.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 201
Courses Offered in MUPS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUPS 111-02 Vocal Technique Class
Instructor: Jennifer Blyth, Jonathan Hays
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. Hays to set up an audition.
1600:MW   WEISS 12
1600:MW   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in PSYC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 125-01 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Charles Zwemer, Katherine Landis, Mary Niblock, Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 125-02 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Charles Zwemer, Katherine Landis, Mary Niblock, Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:R   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
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 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.
1030:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 475-01 Seminar in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
The practice of community psychology is typically directed toward the design and evaluation of strategies aimed at facilitating empowerment, preventing psychological disorders, and promoting social justice and change. The goal is to optimize the well-being of individuals and communities with innovative and alternative interventions designed in collaboration with affected community members and with other related disciplines inside and outside of psychology. This course is an advanced seminar that focuses in depth on special topics in the field of community psychology. Topics may include substance abuse and addiction, delinquency, stress and coping, prevention vs. intervention, social support, and program consultation and evaluation. Students will develop their understanding of topical issues by reading primary and secondary sources and participating in class discussions and applied exercises. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:W   KAUF 187
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 227-01 Spiritual Dimensions of Healing
Instructor: Daniel Cozort
Course Description:
The effect of the mind on the body, long a principle of systems of healing around the globe, is again being recognized in modern medicine. This course will be concerned with "integrative medicine" and related topics, such as ancient systems of healing, shamanism in contemporary cultures, the relationship between religious faith and recovery from illness, the appropriation of traditional healing methods by medical professionals and New Age alternative healing practitioners, yoga, meditation and health, the Holistic Medicine movement in the West, and the Positive Psychology movement in the West. Offered every two years.
1330:MR   EASTC 405
RELG 260-01 Comparative BioMedical Ethics
Instructor: Eric Cytryn
Course Description:
Advances in medical research have opened a new world of ethical questions dealing with the boundaries of life, reproduction, the allocation of scarce health care resources, and the right to refuse medical care for religious or cultural reasons. How does religion inform and respond to questions of bioethical concerns? In this course, which is comparative in perspective, we will explore how a variety of religious traditions approach the most critical issues in bioethics today.
1330:MR   DANA 202