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Spring 2017

ANTH 230-01

Ethnographic Interviewing

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: CARN 05
  • Instructor: Dianna Shandy

Notes:

An introduction to ethnographic field interviewing learned in the context of individually run student field projects. Focuses on the anthropologist-informant field relationship and the discovery of cultural knowledge through participant observation and ethnosemantic interviewing techniques. (4 credits)


ANTH 381-01

Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: CARN 05
  • Instructor: Ron Barrett

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course examines the human determinants of infectious diseases from the Paleolithic to the present day using the combined frameworks of evolution, human ecology, critical history, and social epidemiology. We will consider the co-evolution of culture and disease: the ways that human subsistence, ecological disruptions, social inequalities, and demographic changes have created selective conditions for new infections, re-emerging infections, and antibiotic resistance. We will also address the social dynamics of current epidemics, and major controversies over biosecurity and bioterrorism. 4 credits

BIOL 117-01

Women, Health and Reproduction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Cross-listed with WGSS 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 117-02

Women, Health and Reproduction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 215
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Contact instructor regarding waitlist; cross-listed with WGSS 117-02; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 355-01

Virology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This seminar course will focus on the molecular biology of viruses, including prions and retroviral vectors. Topics will include bacterial, plant and animal viral infection and replication cycles, morphology, oncogenesis, and virus-host interactions. Viruses of epidemiologic and biotechnological importance, including new and emergent viruses, will be emphasized. Students will read current literature, lead class discussions and prepare a research proposal. (4 credits)

CLAS 294-01

Ancient Healing and Medicine

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: MAIN 001
  • Instructor: Andrew Overman

Notes: This is a course studying and recovering ancient methods, traditional techniques, and the early scientific study of medicine. The ancient and classical world was full of healings and healers. These philosopher-physicians learned from studying ancient traditions, observing nature and the elements, and experimenting with natural forms of healing. Traditions about these early physicians were saved and copied century after century, and have been handed down to us. The wisdom of these ancient scientists and healers has been rediscovered and now plays a vital role as natural and traditional medicine is being integrated into modern medicine and treatments.

ECON 381-01

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: *Students that register for ECON 381-01 must register for ECON 381-L1*

This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-02

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: CARN 05
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: *First day attendance required; students that register for ECON 381-02 must register for ECON 381-L2*

This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-L1

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-L2

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

GEOG 225-01

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Holly Barcus

Notes: *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-02

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-L1

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-L2

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-12:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-L3

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 256-01

Medical Geography: The Geography of Health and Health Care

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: This course examines the geographical dimensions of health and disease, including global and domestic public health issues. Key approaches and themes include the human ecology approach to health; epidemiological mapping and spatial analysis; environmental health, including the environmental causes of cancer; the relationship among demographic change, economic development, and population health; the political economy of non-communicable health problems, such as lead poisoning and the "obesity epidemic"; the spatial diffusion of infectious diseases; the disease ecology approach to infectious and vector-borne diseases, e.g. malaria, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease; and the challenges of "global health" in the 21st century, with special emphasis on "emerging infectious diseases," such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Avian influenza. (4 credits)

HIST 294-06

Governing the Body: Health, Eugenics, and Population Control in Global Perspective

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MAIN 111
  • Instructor: Jessica Pearson-Patel

Notes: Concerns about health and population transcend both temporal and geographic boundaries. These are problems that have preoccupied governments, colonial armies, international organizations, and individual families throughout history. While disease has affected populations from the earliest days of human civilization, doctors and politicians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries developed new and different ways of governing bodies. This course traces the dramatic shift from a concern about the transmission of infectious diseases to an overriding fear about the “quality and quantity” of families, workers, and soldiers. Using a global/comparative approach, we will explore themes such as the history of epidemic disease control, population policy and eugenics, and the creation international health organizations.

MATH 125-01

Epidemiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 101
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and health in human populations and the application of this understanding to the solution of public health problems. Topics include measurement of disease and health, the outbreak and spread of disease, reasoning about cause and effect, analysis of risk, detection and classification, and the evaluation of trade-offs. The course is designed to fulfill and extend the professional community's consensus definition of undergraduate epidemiology. In addition to the techniques of modern epidemiology, the course emphasizes the historical evolution of ideas of causation, treatment, and prevention of disease. The course is a required component of the concentration in Community and Global Health. (4 credits)

MATH 155-01

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Christina Knudson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-02

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Vittorio Addona

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-03

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Vittorio Addona

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-04

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 243
  • Instructor: Christina Knudson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-05

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 243
  • Instructor: Vittorio Addona

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 253-01

Statistical Computing and Machine Learning

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 258
  • Instructor: Daniel Kaplan

Notes: *ACTC students may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to multivariate statistical analysis. Emphasizes rationales, applications, and interpretations using advanced statistical software. Examples drawn primarily from economics, education, psychology, sociology, political science, biology and medicine. Topics may include: simple/multiple regression, one-way/two-way ANOVA, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, multivariable correlation. Additional topics may include analysis of covariance, factor analysis, cluster analysis. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-01

Research in Psychology I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 352
  • Instructor: Brooke Lea

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-L1

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Brooke Lea

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-L2

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Brooke Lea

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 252-01

Distress, Dysfunction, and Disorder: Perspectives on the DSM

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Jaine Strauss

Notes: *ACTC students may register with permission of the instructor*

This course will examine the experiences, causes, and treatments of the major forms of distress and disorder codified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, stress disorders, and personality disorders. We will critically evaluate theories and research derived from biological, genetic, psychological, interpersonal, and social-cultural perspectives. Group B course. (4 credits)

RELI 194-04

Rhetoric and Epidemic: Christianity and the AIDS Crisis

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:30 am
  • Room: MAIN 111
  • Instructor: John Anderson

Notes: When the AIDS epidemic permeated American culture in the 1980s, some Christian churches were quick to describe the disease as God’s judgement on the gay community. Yet a counter-narrative emerged from gay Christians that used theological language to affirm their own lives in the midst of immense suffering and condemnation. This course looks at religious rhetoric from the height of the 1980s AIDS epidemic in the U.S., examining how it was used to both stigmatize and resist stigma and asking how discourse and rhetoric affect the subjectivity of individuals and communities. Theoretically, Michel Foucault provides the framework for the course, and participants will read foundational works by Foucault before turning to analyze religious texts -- both written and visual -- from this period.

SOCI 269-01

Social Science Inquiry

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 204
  • Instructor: Erik Larson

Notes: Social science presents claims about the social world in a particular manner that is centered on theoretical claims (explanations) supported by evidence. This course covers the methods through which social scientists develop emprically-supported explanations. The course covers three main sets of topics: the broad methodological questions posed by philosophy of social science, how social scientists develop research design to generate relevant evidence, and methods with which social scientists analyze data. For both the research design and analysis sections, we will concentrate on quantitative research, learning how to use statistical software. (4 credits)

WGSS 117-01

Women, Health, Reproduction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major.Three lecture hours per week. (4 credits)


WGSS 117-02

Women, Health, Reproduction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 215
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Contact instructor regarding waitlist; cross-listed with BIOL 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on 2December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major.Three lecture hours per week. (4 credits)


Fall 2017

ANTH 230-01

Ethnographic Interviewing

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: CARN 05
  • Instructor: Arjun Guneratne

Notes:

An introduction to ethnographic field interviewing learned in the context of individually run student field projects. Focuses on the anthropologist-informant field relationship and the discovery of cultural knowledge through participant observation and ethnosemantic interviewing techniques. (4 credits)


BIOL 357-01

Immunology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Kristin Renkema

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

This course is an introduction to vertebrate immunity. Its evolution, cellular and molecular mechanisms, health and disease functions and therapeutic manipulations are explored through approaches including lectures, clinical case studies, extensive reading of the primary literature, problem-solving and an intensive focus on scientific writing. The course typically includes a civic engagement component where students work with health organizations and schools in the Twin Cities area. The course laboratory uses guided exercises and independent projects to focus on current immunological techniques including flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting and antibody assays. Three hours of lectures and four to six hours of laboratory per week. Junior or senior standing required. (4 credits).

BIOL 357-L1

Immunology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 277
  • Instructor: Kristin Renkema

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; ACTC student may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

This course is an introduction to vertebrate immunity. Its evolution, cellular and molecular mechanisms, health and disease functions and therapeutic manipulations are explored through approaches including lectures, clinical case studies, extensive reading of the primary literature, problem-solving and an intensive focus on scientific writing. The course typically includes a civic engagement component where students work with health organizations and schools in the Twin Cities area. The course laboratory uses guided exercises and independent projects to focus on current immunological techniques including flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting and antibody assays. Three hours of lectures and four to six hours of laboratory per week. Junior or senior standing required. (4 credits).

BIOL 358-01

Microbiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 300
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

This course is an introduction to the subdisciplines of microbiology: virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and mycology. Emphasis is given to our efforts to understand and control microbial growth processes. Additional focus will be on the effect of microbes on humans, especially as relates to disease processes. The laboratory emphasizes determinative microbiology. Three hours of lecture/discussion and four to five hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 358-L1

Microbiology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; ACTC student may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

This course is an introduction to the subdisciplines of microbiology: virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and mycology. Emphasis is given to our efforts to understand and control microbial growth processes. Additional focus will be on the effect of microbes on humans, especially as relates to disease processes. The laboratory emphasizes determinative microbiology. Three hours of lecture/discussion and four to five hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

ECON 381-01

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-02

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-L1

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

ECON 381-L2

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Gary Krueger

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. (4 Credits)

GEOG 225-01

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-L1

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-12:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 225-L2

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required.

GEOG 256-01

Medical Geography: The Geography of Health and Health Care

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course examines the geographical dimensions of health and disease, including global and domestic public health issues. Key approaches and themes include the human ecology approach to health; epidemiological mapping and spatial analysis; environmental health, including the environmental causes of cancer; the relationship among demographic change, economic development, and population health; the political economy of non-communicable health problems, such as lead poisoning and the "obesity epidemic"; the spatial diffusion of infectious diseases; the disease ecology approach to infectious and vector-borne diseases, e.g. malaria, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease; and the challenges of "global health" in the 21st century, with special emphasis on "emerging infectious diseases," such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Avian influenza. (4 credits)

INTL 282-01

Introduction to International Public Health

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 404
  • Instructor: Kata Chillag

Notes: This course introduces and explores the major health problems facing developing countries, and the main approaches to remediation. The course will place emphasis on the social, ethical, and political dimensions of international public health policies, programs, and research. The course considers the social determinants of health, and the need for public health programs to address the root causes of health inequities as well as illness itself. Different perspectives and approaches to health problems will be considered and debated, including occasional guest presentations and discussions with international public health professionals.

MATH 125-01

Epidemiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 101
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and health in human populations and the application of this understanding to the solution of public health problems. Topics include measurement of disease and health, the outbreak and spread of disease, reasoning about cause and effect, analysis of risk, detection and classification, and the evaluation of trade-offs. The course is designed to fulfill and extend the professional community's consensus definition of undergraduate epidemiology. In addition to the techniques of modern epidemiology, the course emphasizes the historical evolution of ideas of causation, treatment, and prevention of disease. The course is a required component of the concentration in Community and Global Health. (4 credits)

MATH 125-02

Epidemiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 101
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and health in human populations and the application of this understanding to the solution of public health problems. Topics include measurement of disease and health, the outbreak and spread of disease, reasoning about cause and effect, analysis of risk, detection and classification, and the evaluation of trade-offs. The course is designed to fulfill and extend the professional community's consensus definition of undergraduate epidemiology. In addition to the techniques of modern epidemiology, the course emphasizes the historical evolution of ideas of causation, treatment, and prevention of disease. The course is a required component of the concentration in Community and Global Health. (4 credits)

MATH 155-01

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Vittorio Addona

Notes: *ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-02

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 241
  • Instructor: Vittorio Addona

Notes: *ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-03

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 254
  • Instructor: Lisa Lendway

Notes: *ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


MATH 155-04

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 254
  • Instructor: Lisa Lendway

Notes: *ACTC students may register on April 28th with permission of instructor*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-01

Research in Psychology I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 304
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-L1

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 201-L2

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs to test psychological hypotheses. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. (4 credits)


PSYC 272-01

Health Psychology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 352
  • Instructor: Jaine Strauss

Notes: This course will examine multiple, interactive factors that contribute to human health; we will take a biopsychsocial perspective to understanding how best to promote and maintain health, prevent and treat illness, and adapt and thrive in the context of chronic illness. We will discuss the roles of stress, coping, immune response, social relationships, personality, and structural inequalities in the progression and prevention of disease. We will also address some ways in which behaviors (e.g. physical activity, nutrition, substance use, sleep) can contribute to wellbeing or sickness, and we will examine behavior change strategies that can help improve our own health habits. Group B course. (4 credits)

PSYC 380-01

Community Psychology and Public Health

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 300
  • Instructor: Jaine Strauss

Notes: *Permission of instructor required*

This course will examine the inter-related fields of community psychology and public health psychology. These disciplines share a commitment to the promotion of well-being within a social and cultural context. We will explore theory, research, and praxis related to ecological analysis, empowerment models, prevention and health promotion, risk and resilience, and community organizing and activism. These conceptual tools will help us understand the complex processes underlying clinical psychopathology (e.g., serious and persistent mental illness), behavioral health (e.g., smoking; obesity; substance abuse), and symptoms of structural violence (e.g., domestic violence; homelessness). Throughout the course, we will focus on the unique contributions of psychological scholarship to understanding and improving population health. All students will participate in a civic engagement experience of at least two hours a week to foster fuller understanding of the course concepts. Student led component. UP3 course. (4 credits)

Spring 2018

AMST 237-01

Environmental Justice

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Christie Manning

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 237-01: ACTC student may register on first day of class with permission of the instructor*

Poor and minority populations have historically borne the brunt of environmental inequalities in the United States, suffering disproportionately from the effects of pollution, resource depletion, dangerous jobs, limited access to common resources, and exposure to environmental hazards. Paying particular attention to the ways that race, ethnicity, class, and gender have shaped the political and economic dimensions of environmental injustices, this course draws on the work of scholars and activists to examine the long history of environmental inequities in the United States, along with more recent political movements-national and local-that seek to rectify environmental injustices.

ANTH 239-01

Medical Anthropology

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: CARN 06A
  • Instructor: Ron Barrett

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course examines issues of health, illness, and healing from a variety of anthropological perspectives. From a cross-cultural perspective, we will examine the diversity of beliefs about human health and sickness, and a variety of healing practices by which people treat them. From the perspective of critical epidemiology, we will wrestle with recurrent problems of socioeconomic inequalities, ecological disruptions, and their impact upon the differential distribution, prevention, and treatment of human diseases. Previous courses in anthropology are recommended but not required.

ANTH 241-01

Anthropology of Death and Dying

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 05
  • Instructor: Ron Barrett

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course examines the dying process and the ways that humans beings come to terms with their mortality in different societies. We will learn how people die in major illnesses and critically analyze controversial issues regarding brain death, suicide, and euthanasia. We will survey funerary traditions from a variety of cultures and compare the social, spiritual, and psychological roles that these rituals play for both the living and the dying. We will examine cultural attitudes towards death; and how the denial and awareness of human mortality can shape social practices and institutions. Finally, we will consider issues regarding the quality of life, the opportunities and challenges of caregiving, and hospice traditions around the world. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or ANTH 111

ANTH 294-02

World Healing Traditions

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 212
  • Instructor: Ron Barrett

Notes: *First day attendance required* Taught by a former registered nurse, this course examines multiple non-western healing traditions as they are currently being practiced around the world. These include textually based medical systems such as Ayurveda in Hindu societies, Unanni Tib in Islamic societies, traditional Chinese medicine, and homeopathic medicine. It also examines ritual and shamanic healing traditions in Latin America, Subsaharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. Finally, this course will compare all these systems to so-called "biomedical" systems with respect to major themes such as therapeutic efficacy, cultural pluralism, social identity, Westernization, and commercialization. Students will build on these lessons to conduct their own independent research on a non-biomedical healing practice.

ANTH 394-03

Global Public Health Ethics

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 411
  • Instructor: Kata Chillag

Notes: *Cross-listed with INTL 394-02 and PHIL 294 -04* Those engaged in global public health ­–whether as professionals or persons and communities affected by public health problems‑will encounter challenging ethical issues. Beginning with that premise, this course will address ethical issues in global public health practice, research, and policy, providing conceptual frameworks and practical tools. The course will provide an overview of public health ethics and ethical dimensions of orientations to global health, including humanitarianism, social justice, human rights, and health security. It will address prominent contemporary ethical issues in global health including those relating to research, emergency response, and community engagement. It will grapple with challenging questions about the use of limited resources, the use of restrictive public health measures like quarantine, the implications of “big data,” and relationships between donors and recipients of aid. The course will focus on a range of public health problems, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola virus disease, neglected tropical diseases, genetics, and mental health.

BIOL 117-01

Women, Health and Reproduction

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *First day attendance required; cross-listed with WGSS 117-01; ACTC students may register on Friday, December 1st with permission of instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 355-01

Virology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register Friday, December 1st with permission of instructor*

This seminar course will focus on the molecular biology of viruses, including prions and retroviral vectors. Topics will include bacterial, plant and animal viral infection and replication cycles, morphology, oncogenesis, and virus-host interactions. Viruses of epidemiologic and biotechnological importance, including new and emergent viruses, will be emphasized. Students will read current literature, lead class discussions and prepare a research proposal. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 255, BIOL 260, BIOL 265 and junior or senior standing.

BIOL 394-01

Environment, Health and Society

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Chatterjea, Phadke

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; application process required; cross-listed with ENVI 394-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register Friday, December 1st with permission of instructor* This course will explore the ways in which health is built and shaped by interactions between (human and non-human) bodies and the natural and built environment (air, water, food and shelter) through the lenses of biological responses, vulnerability of populations, social movements and the communication of science to the public. Students with backgrounds in the life sciences and environmental politics will work together to understand these challenging problems through an interdisciplinary lens.

Registration in this course is by application. Students will need to have taken either 2 of 3 introductory biology courses (Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology) OR Environmental Politics and Policy. To apply, please send an email to Professors Chatterjea and Phadke (chatterjead@macalester.edu, phadke@macalester.edu) with a list of pre-requisite courses taken and 2-3 sentences describing your interest and motivation for this course.

BIOL 394-06

Seminar on Vaccines

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 170
  • Instructor: Marcos Garcia-Ojeda

Notes: This seminar will discuss current and past issues concerning vaccines, including: a) the history of vaccines, focusing on different strategies used during the past two centuries to make them; b) the science of vaccines, including methods of attenuation of various pathogens; c) the impact of vaccines on health, both in the United States and abroad; d) the risks, both real and perceived, of vaccines; and e) the controversies surrounding vaccines, specifically that vaccines cause autism, multiple sclerosis, neurodevelopmental delays, diabetes or other chronic problems. Prerequisites: BIOL 260, BIOL 265 and junior or senior standing.

ECON 233-01

Health Economics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: CARN 305
  • Instructor: Samantha Cakir

Notes: The field of health economics applies microeconomic theory to the study of health care, drawing on concepts from public, labor, and development economics and industrial orgainzation. The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the US, representing nearly 18% of the GDP and comprising a large share of the typical household budget. The role of government regulation in healthcare is significant and unique to the industry. This class will review topics relevant to the healthcare and health insurance industries in the US, other developed countries, and developing nations including determinants of demand, pricing of healthcare services, the role of insurance and its reforms, incentives and hurdles for health technology innovations, and the role of health in economic development. We will also examine the traditional methods for evaluating healthcare services including cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis. Group E Elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 119 with grade of C- or higher

ECON 381-01

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: CARN 305
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: *Students that register for ECON 381-01 must register for ECON 381-L1*

This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. This course counts as a Group E elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 and MATH 155.  C- or higher required for all prerequisites.

ECON 381-02

Introduction to Econometrics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: CARN 305
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: *Students that register for ECON 381-02 must register for ECON 381-L2*

This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. This course counts as a Group E elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 and MATH 155.  C- or higher required for all prerequisites.

ECON 381-L1

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. This course counts as a Group E elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 and MATH 155.  C- or higher required for all prerequisites.

ECON 381-L2

Intro to Econometrics Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 309
  • Instructor: Amy Damon

Notes: This course investigates the methods economists use to test theories and conduct economic forecasts. This course will provide the student with the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate empirical work in economics and other social sciences. The primary focus of the course is on the final project that consists of a research paper that will integrate library research, economic theory, and econometric analysis. The course will take a "hands on" approach as much as possible with weekly use of the microcomputer in class. This course counts as a Group E elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 and MATH 155.  C- or higher required for all prerequisites.

EDUC 230-01

Community Youth Development in Multicultural America

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 216
  • Instructor: Tina Kruse

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Brofenbrenner's bioecological model of human development suggests the critical importance of social contexts besides the classroom in supporting the healthy development of children and youth from diverse social and economic backgrounds. This course examines the multiple systems affecting the developmental process through course readings, meetings, and assignments, grounded in a field placement of the student's choosing. Appropriate field placements will engage students in a variety of youth development capacities, including centers for research and program development, social service organizations, and agencies aimed at improving youth-oriented social policy. This course provides an opportunity to examine education more broadly defined, and to explore fields of youth development such as social work, counseling, athletics, youth leadership, and youth-centered research.

ENVI 237-01

Environmental Justice

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Christie Manning

Notes: *Cross-listed with AMST 237-01; ACTC student may register on the first day of class with permission of the instructor*

Poor and minority populations have historically borne the brunt of environmental inequalities in the United States, suffering disproportionately from the effects of pollution, resource depletion, dangerous jobs, limited access to common resources, and exposure to environmental hazards. Paying particular attention to the ways that race, ethnicity, class, and gender have shaped the political and economic dimensions of environmental injustices, this course draws on the work of scholars and activists to examine the long history of environmental inequities in the United States, along with more recent political movements-national and local-that seek to rectify environmental injustices.

ENVI 258-01

Geography of Environmental Hazards

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *Cross-listed with GEOG 258-01; first day attendance required*

The study of environmental hazards stands at a key point of intersection between the natural and social sciences. Geography, with its focus on human-environment interactions, provides key analytical tools for understanding the complex causes and uneven impacts of hazards around the world. We will explore the geophysical nature and social dimensions of disasters caused by floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires. For each of these hazard types, we apply theoretical concepts from major hazards research paradigms, including quantifying the human and economic impacts of disaster; assessing, managing, and mitigating risk; and reducing the impacts of disaster, not only through engineering works but also by reducing social vulnerability and enhancing adaptive capacity. Looking into the future, we will discuss how global-scale processes, such as climate change and globalization, might affect the frequency, intensity, and geographical distribution of environmental hazards in the decades to come.

ENVI 394-01

Environment, Health and Society

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Chatterjea, Phadke

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; application process required; cross-listed with BIOL 394-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register Friday, December 1st with permission of instructor* This course will explore the ways in which health is built and shaped by interactions between (human and non-human) bodies and the natural and built environment (air, water, food and shelter) through the lenses of biological responses, vulnerability of populations, social movements and the communication of science to the public. Students with backgrounds in the life sciences and environmental politics will work together to understand these challenging problems through an interdisciplinary lens.

Registration in this course is by application. Students will need to have taken either 2 of 3 introductory biology courses (Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology) OR Environmental Politics and Policy. To apply, please send an email to Professors Chatterjea and Phadke (chatterjead@macalester.edu, phadke@macalester.edu) with a list of pre-requisite courses taken and 2-3 sentences describing your interest and motivation for this course.

GEOG 225-01

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Holly Barcus

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience with geospatial technologies in the GIS laboratory. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

GEOG 225-L1

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience with geospatial technologies in the GIS laboratory. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

GEOG 225-L2

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-12:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course provides an introduction to cartography, visualization, and analyses of geospatial data, as well as hands-on experience with geospatial technologies in the GIS laboratory. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems. Students will create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One and one half laboratory hours per week required. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

GEOG 258-01

Geography of Environmental Hazards

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: CARN 107
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 258-01; first day attendance required*

The study of environmental hazards stands at a key point of intersection between the natural and social sciences. Geography, with its focus on human-environment interactions, provides key analytical tools for understanding the complex causes and uneven impacts of hazards around the world. We will explore the geophysical nature and social dimensions of disasters caused by floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires. For each of these hazard types, we apply theoretical concepts from major hazards research paradigms, including quantifying the human and economic impacts of disaster; assessing, managing, and mitigating risk; and reducing the impacts of disaster, not only through engineering works but also by reducing social vulnerability and enhancing adaptive capacity. Looking into the future, we will discuss how global-scale processes, such as climate change and globalization, might affect the frequency, intensity, and geographical distribution of environmental hazards in the decades to come.

GEOG 368-01

Health GIS

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: CARN 108
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

This course builds on skills learned in the introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course, focusing explicitly on geospatial techniques used for analyzing problems in public health. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on labs, and collaborative group work, students will learn to use advanced GIS tools to visualize and analyze public health issues, including: health disparities; neighborhood effects on health; spatial clustering of disease events, such as cancers; environmental health and environmental justice; infectious and vector-borne disease; and accessibility of populations to health care services. The course builds skills in spatial thinking, statistical and epidemiological reasoning, logical inference, critical use of data, geovisualization, and research project design. Students will be required to complete a final independent project on a topic of their choice. Lab section registration is required. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225

GEOG 368-L1

Health GIS Lab

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Ashley Nepp

Notes: This course builds on skills learned in the introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course, focusing explicitly on geospatial techniques used for analyzing problems in public health. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on labs, and collaborative group work, students will learn to use advanced GIS tools to visualize and analyze public health issues, including: health disparities; neighborhood effects on health; spatial clustering of disease events, such as cancers; environmental health and environmental justice; infectious and vector-borne disease; and accessibility of populations to health care services. The course builds skills in spatial thinking, statistical and epidemiological reasoning, logical inference, critical use of data, geovisualization, and research project design. Students will be required to complete a final independent project on a topic of their choice. Lab section registration is required. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225

GEOG 394-02

Adv Geospatial Analysis: A Case Study of Dengue Fever Risk on the Island of Hawaii

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: CARN 109
  • Instructor: Kelsey McDonald

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required* Building on skills learned in the Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course, this course will apply geospatial techniques and visualization to collaboratively conduct a “real world” disease risk assessment. As part of the course students will acquire, process, and employ both vector and raster data on a wide variety of topics related to the physical and social environments. Our goals are to build a risk model to identify levels of dengue fever risk across the Island of Hawaii, to attempt to validate the model using available data on case locations in a recent outbreak, to visualize our results using advanced visualization techniques, and to compare our results with those from a previous study.

GEOG 475-01

Medical Geography Seminar

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: CARN 105
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *First day attendance required*

A research seminar in which students conduct individual inquiry into problems in medical geography. Also knows as health geography, this is a growing subdiscipline in geography that stands out for its theoretical debates, methodological diversity, and engagement with other disciplines from the natural and social sciences (e.g. biology, biomedicine, ecology, epidemiology, sociology, economics, anthropology, critical theory), while always grounded in the traditions of geographical inquiry. Topics and approaches to be covered include historical paradigms in medical geographic thought; international health and development; disease ecology; emerging infectious diseases; the social determinants of health; place or neighborhood effects; environmental justice; spatial epidemiology; and critical approaches to health, the body, and power. Since this is a seminar course we will also emphasize developing your skills in scholarly research and writing, as well as learning how to evaluate and integrate insights from different disciplines. Prerequisite(s): Completion of GEOG 256 prior to registering for this seminar is highly encouraged.

HIST 294-06

Public Health in Africa from Empire to Ebola

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MAIN 010
  • Instructor: Jessica Pearson-Patel

Notes: The recent Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone has served as an important reminder of the ongoing challenges that public health problems pose in Africa today—both for local governments and institutions as well as for international organizations like the World Health Organization and Doctors without Borders. This course explores the way that questions of health have shaped the African continent from the period of European colonization in the early twentieth century to today. We will explore topics such as the development of colonial public health infrastructure, the emergence of international health and development institutions during the period of African decolonization, and the continuing challenges that independent states in Africa today face dealing with both epidemic disease and preventative care. We will focus on a wide variety of public health issues, including insect-borne diseases like malaria and sleeping sickness, AIDS, cancer, malnourishment and malnutrition, infant and maternal health care, and Ebola. This course will give students a historical as well as a contemporary perspective on public health in African society and politics. In addition to our readings of leading scholars in this field, we will engage with historical documents, literature, and film. We will also continuously engage with contemporary news coverage over the course of the semester.

HIST 350-01

Race, Gender, and Medicine

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: MAIN 002
  • Instructor: Amy Sullivan

Notes: This seminar-style class will examine the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in the history of medicine and health in the U.S. Our diverse topics for study will include the history of eugenics, sexuality, midwifery, cultural/spiritual healing methods, pandemics, race- and gender-based ailments, medical experiments (such as the birth control pill and the Tuskegee syphilis experiment), gender reassignment and sex-testing in the Olympics, and the disease vs. moral model of addiction.

INTD 411-01

Sr Seminar in Community and Global Health

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Eric Carter

Notes: *1 credit*

S/SN grading only.

INTL 282-01

Introduction to International Public Health

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: MAIN 002
  • Instructor: Kata Chillag

Notes: This course introduces and explores major health problems facing those in low- and middle- income countries and in contexts of poverty and vulnerability regardless of where they occur. The course will explore the epidemiological, social, ethical, and political dimensions of public health policies, programs, and research. The course will grapple with challenging questions about the use of limited resources, the relationships between donors and recipients of aid, and what problems and public health approaches draw more attention and why. The course considers the need for public health programs to address the root causes of health inequities as well as illness itself. Different perspectives and approaches to health problems will be considered and debated, including occasional guest presentations.

INTL 394-02

Global Public Health Ethics

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 411
  • Instructor: Kata Chillag

Notes: *Cross-listed with ANTH 394-03 and PHIL 294-04* Those engaged in global public health ­–whether as professionals or persons and communities affected by public health problems‑will encounter challenging ethical issues. Beginning with that premise, this course will address ethical issues in global public health practice, research, and policy, providing conceptual frameworks and practical tools. The course will provide an overview of public health ethics and ethical dimensions of orientations to global health, including humanitarianism, social justice, human rights, and health security. It will address prominent contemporary ethical issues in global health including those relating to research, emergency response, and community engagement. It will grapple with challenging questions about the use of limited resources, the use of restrictive public health measures like quarantine, the implications of “big data,” and relationships between donors and recipients of aid. The course will focus on a range of public health problems, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola virus disease, neglected tropical diseases, genetics, and mental health.

MATH 155-01

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 254
  • Instructor: Alicia Johnson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor; limit reflects saving six seats for first year students*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression.

MATH 155-02

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 254
  • Instructor: Alicia Johnson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor; limit reflects saving six seats for first year students*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression.

MATH 155-03

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 304
  • Instructor: Lisa Lendway

Notes: *ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor; limit reflects saving six seats for first year students*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression.

MATH 155-04

Intro to Statistical Modeling

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 304
  • Instructor: Lisa Lendway

Notes: *ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor; limit reflects saving six seats for first year students*

An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on multivariate modeling. Topics include descriptive statistics, experiment and study design, probability, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, single and multi-way analysis of variance, logistic regression.

MATH 253-01

Statistical Computing and Machine Learning

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 258
  • Instructor: Alicia Johnson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor*

Statistics as applied to "big data," including large numbers of variables.  The linear and logistic modeling techniques from Math 155 will be augmented with computer-based methods of data exploration, visualization, data mining, supervised and unsupervised clustering, and other techniques central to machine learning. The course also deals with methods of combining and organizing data from diverse sources and the high-level statistical computer programming needed to carry out sophisticated data analysis and graphical presentation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 155

MATH 253-02

Statistical Computing and Machine Learning

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 245
  • Instructor: Lisa Lendway

Notes: *ACTC students may register on December 1st with permission of instructor*

Statistics as applied to "big data," including large numbers of variables.  The linear and logistic modeling techniques from Math 155 will be augmented with computer-based methods of data exploration, visualization, data mining, supervised and unsupervised clustering, and other techniques central to machine learning. The course also deals with methods of combining and organizing data from diverse sources and the high-level statistical computer programming needed to carry out sophisticated data analysis and graphical presentation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 155

PHIL 294-04

Global Public Health Ethics

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 411
  • Instructor: Kata Chillag

Notes: *Cross-listed with ANTH 394-03 and INTL 394-02* Those engaged in global public health ­–whether as professionals or persons and communities affected by public health problems‑will encounter challenging ethical issues. Beginning with that premise, this course will address ethical issues in global public health practice, research, and policy, providing conceptual frameworks and practical tools. The course will provide an overview of public health ethics and ethical dimensions of orientations to global health, including humanitarianism, social justice, human rights, and health security. It will address prominent contemporary ethical issues in global health including those relating to research, emergency response, and community engagement. It will grapple with challenging questions about the use of limited resources, the use of restrictive public health measures like quarantine, the implications of “big data,” and relationships between donors and recipients of aid. The course will focus on a range of public health problems, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola virus disease, neglected tropical diseases, genetics, and mental health.

PSYC 201-01

Research in Psychology I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 352
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We examine how to test psychological hypotheses using various statistical analyses, and we consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research designs. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 Permission of instructor is required for first year students

PSYC 201-L1

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We examine how to test psychological hypotheses using various statistical analyses, and we consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research designs. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 Permission of instructor is required for first year students

PSYC 201-L2

Research in Psychology I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 349
  • Instructor: Steve Guglielmo

Notes: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of research in psychology, with an emphasis on statistical techniques used in psychological science. We examine how to test psychological hypotheses using various statistical analyses, and we consider the pros and cons of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research designs. The course includes a weekly laboratory component in which students develop proficiency with statistical software, writing reports in American Psychological Association style, and familiarity with experimental techniques unique to behavioral research. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 Permission of instructor is required for first year students

PSYC 252-01

Distress, Dysfunction, and Disorder: Perspectives on the DSM

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Jaine Strauss

Notes: This course examines the experiences, causes, and treatments of the major forms of distress and disorder codified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, stress disorders, and personality disorders. We critically evaluate theories and research derived from biological, genetic, psychological, interpersonal, and social-cultural perspectives. Group B course. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100

SOCI 269-01

Social Science Inquiry

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: CARN 208
  • Instructor: Terry Boychuk

Notes: Social science presents claims about the social world in a particular manner that is centered on theoretical claims (explanations) supported by evidence. This course covers the methods through which social scientists develop emprically-supported explanations. The course covers three main sets of topics: the broad methodological questions posed by philosophy of social science, how social scientists develop research design to generate relevant evidence, and methods with which social scientists analyze data. For both the research design and analysis sections, we will concentrate on quantitative research, learning how to use statistical software.

WGSS 117-01

Women, Health, Reproduction

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on Friday, December 1st with permission of instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major.  Three lecture hours per week.