ANT3740: Introduction to Forensic Sciences 3
This course is designed to introduce students to those scientific principles, techniques, methods, and technology that are regularly used for human identification. It will cover the latest in scientific data collection and analysis, including DNA fingerprinting, traditional fingerprinting, serology, toxicology, effects of ballistics on bodies, trace evidence, and forensic anthropology. The course will also explore methods of scientific data collection and handling, autopsies and cause-of-death determination, and processes of corpse decomposition. Throughout the course, students will engage in a variety of hands-on projects in which they will apply the scientific techniques and methods that they learn to collect and interpret data. Students will also engage in discourse that will explore how these scientific methodologies articulate with modern American social and cultural ideals, values, and norms. (A material fee of $7.20 will be assessed.)