2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 050 - Forensic Science


Forensic science is the application of science to the collection, examination, evaluation, and interpretation of evidence. This course will examine the basic applications of biological and chemical sciences to crime scene investigation. Specific topics may include analysis of physical evidence (i.e. fingerprinting, hair analysis, fiber analysis), principles of serology and blood analysis. DNA analysis, ballistics, drug detection and toxicology, as well as chemical separation and identification techniques. Famous cases will be reviewed, such as the John F. Kennedy assassination, the deaths of celebrities such as Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith, the O.J. Simpson Trial, the case of Dr. Sam Sheppard, and the identity of Anastasia. An interactive laboratory will mirror the work of a crime lab with emphasis on collection of evidence and hands-on experience with experimental techniques used to solve crimes. Fulfills the Science Perspective.

Course Designation/Attribute: SP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year