Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Recommended Courses


Students are encouraged to consult with a campus advisor for the certificate to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.

Students pursuing the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice certificate are advised to review their RHRJ course choices with their certificate advisor before finalizing their course plans.

RHRJ students are required to take a total of 6 courses from the following distribution requirements.

  • one foundational course
  • one transnational/global course
  • one upper level course (300 level or above)

AND

  • 3 additional courses from any of category

The list of courses below is subject to change during the pre-registration period as additional information is available. 



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Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

Five College Interchange pre-registration for Fall 2021 is not expected to open until summer 2021. The list of courses below is incomplete and subject to change. Courses from UMass Amherst and Amherst College are listed, but courses from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College are NOT yet listed. Please click here for more information about course registration for this fall, and if you’re a part of a Five College certificate program, please contact your certificate advisor for more information.

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Spring 2021 Foundational Courses

Foundational courses have 90–100% reproductive health, rights, and justice content and introduce students to reproductive politics, including the reproductive health, rights and justice frameworks; introduce students to thinking intersectionally about reproductive issues, for example, how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and nationality intersect to shape women’s experiences of reproductive oppression, and their resistance strategies; and teach students to think systemically about reproductive issues, rather than just individually, that is, about the impact of reproductive politics not only on individuals, but also on communities, and how social, economic, legal and political conditions impact reproduction. The material may be covered through any disciplinary or interdisciplinary lens, including history, sociology, legal studies, public policy, women, gender and sexuality studies, political science, journalism, religious studies, American studies, transnational studies, etc. 

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
CSI 0217 1 Science and Religion Marlene Fried 01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH Hampshire College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:40-02:55 Smith College
SWG 271 01 REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE Carrie Baker TTh 10:55-12:10 Smith College
HISTORY 397RR 01 ST-Hist/ReproductiveRightsLaw Jennifer Nye TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 325 01 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Katharine Green F 10:00AM 11:40AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 05 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Nora Lynn Holland 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst

Spring 2021 Transnational/Global Courses

Transnational/Global courses have at least 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content with a transnational/global (i.e., non-U.S.) focus.

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HIST 345 01 Gender Sex Latin Amer Mary Hicks T 01:30PM-04:15PM Amherst College
POSC 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
SWAG 411 01 Indigenous Women Manuela Picq T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Felicity Aulino M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 240 02 Medical Anthropology Felicity Aulino M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 210JD 01 Women and Gender in Judaism Mara Benjamin M 02:30PM-03:45PM;TTH 02:15PM-04:00PM;WF 03:00PM-04:00PM Mount Holyoke College
SOC 232 01 WORLD POPULATION Leslie King MW 01:40-02:55 Smith College
SOC 237 01 GENDER & GLOBALIZATION Payal Banerjee TTh 01:40-02:55 Smith College
SWG 238 01 WOMEN, MONEY, TRANSNAT SOC MOV Elisabeth Armstrong MW 01:40-02:55 Smith College
WGSS 393G 01 S- Global Mommy Wars Miliann Kang TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst

Spring 2021 Additional Courses

Additional courses have at least 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content, as defined above.

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTH 232 01 Contested Bodies Jennifer Hamilton TTH 10:10AM-11:30AM Amherst College
BLST 347 01 Race, Sex & US Military Khary Polk TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
BLST 377 01 Bad Black Women Aneeka Henderson TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM Amherst College
ENGL 368 01 Bad Black Women Aneeka Henderson TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM Amherst College
FAMS 377 01 Women, Gender, Pop Cul Aneeka Henderson TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
LJST 221 01 Law and Waste Michaela Brangan WF 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
LJST 374 01 Rights Kristin Bumiller T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
POSC 374 01 Rights Kristin Bumiller T 02:00PM-04:30PM Amherst College
SWAG 105 01 Women, Gender, Pop Cul Aneeka Henderson TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
SWAG 200 01 Feminist Theory Jennifer Hamilton MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
SWAG 231 01 Contested Bodies Jennifer Hamilton TTH 10:10AM-11:30AM Amherst College
SWAG 329 01 Bad Black Women Aneeka Henderson TTH 01:30PM-02:50PM Amherst College
SWAG 347 01 Race, Sex & US Military Khary Polk TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Felicity Aulino M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 240 02 Medical Anthropology Felicity Aulino M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 01 Intro to Gender Studies Sarah Stefana Smith M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 02 Intro to Gender Studies Christian Gundermann M 07:00PM-08:15PM;TTH 07:00PM-08:00PM;WF 07:00PM-08:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 03 Intro to Gender Studies Jacquelyne Luce M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 04 Intro to Gender Studies Jacquelyne Luce M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 05 Intro to Gender Studies Riché Barnes M 07:00PM-08:15PM;TTH 07:00PM-08:00PM;WF 07:00PM-08:45PM Mount Holyoke College

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