Minor: Forensic Science
|FORSC 010 Introduction to Forensic Science||3 hours|
|CHEM 041 Forensic Chemistry||4 hours|
|FORSC 156 Photography as Documentation||3 hours|
|CRMJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice||3 hours|
|CRMJS 201 Criminal Law||3 hours|
|Forensic Science Seminars (select three 1-hour seminars)||3 hours|
A course designed to acquaint students with fundamental concepts of chemistry. The course emphasizes the role of chemistry in the science of solving crimes. Topics include forensic laboratory ethics, evidence collection and preservation, chemical evidence, drug chemistry, arson investigation, chemistry of explosions, poisons, and DNA analysis.
Three lectures per week.
One 3-hour lab per week.
A survey course providing an overall view of the criminal justice system, the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
Introduction to Forensic Science and it's application, stressing a multi-disciplinary approach and the interface of science with ethics and the legal system. Crime scene investigation, evidence collection, questioned documents, the collection and analysis of body fluids and DNA, firearms and tool marks, and crime scene reconstruction will be included.
This class is an introduction to the basic theory of digital photography and imaging as documentation. Students will learn how to use and control a digital SLR camera, flash, studio lights and other techniques to produce images. The computer and imaging software will be used to generate images for print and electronic display. Subject matter, form and content will also be emphasized in the production of images. The course also includes specific emphasis accurately describing and presenting a scene or details visually and verbally.
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