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Forensics: Science Behind CSI
CHEM 198
Summer 2011
Section: 01  

Think Crimes are REALLY solved in an hour with time for commercial breaks? Did you ever wonder what REALLY happens at a crime scene? This course will give the participants the opportunity to become criminologists by introducing concepts as important and diverse as proper documentation of a scene to evidence chain of custody to analytical, physical and chemical testing in a hands-on environment. Ethical and legal issues as well as admissibility of evidence will be discussed. Lectures will prepare students for group discussion and lab work in fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, forgery, toxicological testing and other physical testing used in today┬┐s state-of-the-art forensics labs. The course will encourage collaborative learning as students work on teams to solve crimes and report the findings of their crime scene teams. Student performance will be evaluated through lab assignments, discussion participation, a midterm test and a final team project involving the analysis of a crime scene. The only prerequisite for this course is completion of a high school level chemistry course.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CHEM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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