Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEST 400-01 Senior Seminar in Health Studies
Instructor: David Sarcone
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:MR   ALTHSE 109
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 245-01 Babies and Boomers: Asian Societies in Transition
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-02.The rapid economic growth of Asia in the past several decades has led to equally rapid social transformation. This course takes the family as a lens through which to understand this social change. It explores shifts and continuities in both conceptions of family life and the composition of families themselves. The causes and effects of lowered fertility and increased longevity in Asia, particularly in China and Japan, receive special emphasis. Course materials draw from social scientific and historical accounts. In addition to normal coursework, students will be required to write a research paper on a topic related to course themes.
1500:MR   STERN 103
Courses Offered in BIOL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
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 Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   DANA 201
1330:W   JAMESR 1218
BIOL 126-02 Infectious Disease versus Immune Defense
Instructor: John Henson
Course Description:
0830:MWF   DANA 201
1330:R   JAMESR 1218
BIOL 326-01 Microbiology w/Lab
Instructor: Jennifer Wanat, Kirsten Guss
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: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131 and 132 (or 130). For Neuroscience majors, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125. Offered every other year.
0830:MWF   DANA 202
1330:F   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 333-01 Physiology w/Lab
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required
1030:MWF   DANA 202
1330:T   JAMESR 2206
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 206-02 Babies and Boomers: Asian Societies in Transition
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 245-01.The rapid economic growth of Asia in the past several decades has led to equally rapid social transformation. This course takes the family as a lens through which to understand this social change. It explores shifts and continuities in both conceptions of family life and the composition of families themselves. The causes and effects of lowered fertility and increased longevity in Asia, particularly in China and Japan, receive special emphasis. Course materials draw from social scientific and historical accounts. In addition to normal coursework, students will be required to write a research paper on a topic related to course themes.
1500:MR   STERN 103
Courses Offered in INST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 290-04 Global Health
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
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   STERN 103
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. Helding to set up an audition.
1600:MW   WEISS 12
1600:MW   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in PHIL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PHIL 220-01 Biomedical Ethics
Instructor: Susan Feldman
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 220-01.
1500:MR   EASTC 301
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 220-01 Biomedical Ethics
Instructor: Susan Feldman
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 220-01.
1500:MR   EASTC 301
Courses Offered in PSYC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
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.
1030:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 375-01 Research Methods in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
This course will emphasize gaining advanced knowledge and skills in the research methodologies of community psychology, answering the question: How does community psychology seek to scientifically understand relationships between environmental conditions and the development of health and well-being of all members of a community? Students will gain and practice skills in consultation and evaluation of programs to facilitate psychological competence and empowerment, and prevent disorder. Specifically, students will: (a) consider ways to assess and be responsive to the needs of people from marginalized populations with diverse socio-cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds; (b) become familiar with innovative programs and practices geared towards prevention and empowerment of disenfranchised groups; (c) apply learning (of theory and research strategies) to a problem in the community; and (d) develop skills in collaborating with Carlisle-area community members in identifying, designing, implementing, and interpreting community-based research. Prerequisites: 175, 201 and 202.
1330:TF   KAUF 185
1500:TF   KAUF 185
PSYC 465-01 Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Disordered Eating
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
Students read and discuss primary sources in theoretical and applied clinical psychology to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of assessment and treatment used with various psychopathological conditions. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:W   KAUF 178
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321