Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left.
03. The Chemical Basis of Human Physiology.

Biologist Ewald Proposes a New Theory of Disease in Plague Time

December 15, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Paul Ewald, Domenic J. Paino ’55 Professor in Global Environmental Studies (Biology) at Amherst College, has recently written Plague Time: How Stealth Infections Cause Cancers, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments ($25, 282 pp., Free Press). Ewald argues that heart disease, cancer and other chronic “modern plagues” are as much the result of viruses and bacteria as of genetics and lifestyle.

3+4 Committee

The 3+4 Committee 2014-15:

We are a student-faculty liaison committee working toward increasing communication among students and faculty within the Amherst College Biology Department. Our chief role is to be an outlet for your comments, concerns, and suggestions about the Department and the classes that it offers.

What we do:

1.  Hold pre-registration information/advice sessions;
2.  Sponsor weekly lab tea breaks and other social-bonding activities among biology students and faculty;

About the Major

Biology majors at Amherst study introductory Biology, Chemistry,and Math, Statistics, and/or Physics, and then have a wide choice of upper-level Biology courses to fulfill the major. Many Biology majors choose to do a senior honors research project culminating in a thesis and graduation with departmental honors in Biology.

Amherst graduates who majored in Biology usually go on to graduate or professional school, and have careers in such fields as medicine, research, teaching, or the business world.

Spooky things

We’re currently in the middle of Family Weekend, and it’s funny because it’s also Halloween weekend, one of the main party weekends for any college. What better time for family to come visit, right? Either way, Family Weekend is always nice — the college arranges events for families that visit, the acapella groups have a joint concert (which I’ll be going to later today), and Val generally serves better food than usual.