CHEM 281 The Science of CSI: An Introduction to Forensic Science


3 semester hours

This course gives students an introduction to the forensic sciences and an appreciation for the activities of a real forensic laboratory. This course utilizes lecture and inquiry based laboratory activities and experiments to introduce basic scientific concepts and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills in a chemical and biological context. Topics will include basic chemistry, biology, and analytical techniques; crime scene analysis; arson investigation; and fingerprint, drug, blood, and DNA analyses. No prior science background is required.

Lecture, 3 hours.

University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.




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