FORENSIC SCIENCE





FOSC 6001-Survey of Advanced Forensic

Science........................................................3.00 Credits

An introductory survey of forensic sciences, including criminalistics, investigation and identification, and methods of crime laboratory analysis for crime scene investigators and security officers. The course is not required if the student has taken at least two undergraduate courses in criminalistics (FOSC 2100.01) and crime scene investigation and identification (FOSC 3000.01) or their equivalents or with Instructor's permission


FOSC 6002-Advanced Criminalistics

(w/lab)........................................................ 3.00 Credits

This advanced course is a continuation of the theories and practices of methods used in the analysis of class-type physical evidence. Laboratory report is required for credit.


FOSC 6008-Advanced DNA Technology

(w/lab).........................................................3.00 Credits

This course is an extension of a previous course (FOSC 4010.01) to include advanced technologies for DNA identification. It contains current theories and practices of DNA polymorphism, RFLP, polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing. The course begins with the conventional knowledge as well as practices of the chemistry and physical properties of DNA. Both the structures and functions of DNA are inclusive. The current use of DNA technology in court has reached such a degree of sophistication that the conventional biochemical knowledge of DNA must be recultivated in the forensic setting. Laboratory report is required for credit.

FOSC 6009-Advanced Toxicology

(w/lab).........................................................3.00 Credits

This course emphasizes the detection and quantization of drugs and inorganic toxins by using advanced theory and practice of analytical, organic and inorganic chemical analyses and instrumental methods. The course draws attention to the effects of drugs and alcohol and to the current practice of breath testing using an intoxilizer. Finally, this course examines current theories of drug abuse from toxicology, pathology and pharmacology of drugs. Laboratory report is required for credit.


FOSC 6012-Advanced Trace and Transfer Evidence/

Forensic Electron Microscopy(w/lab)....3.00 Credits

This advanced course is a continuation of two previous 300-level courses (FOSC 3010.01) and includes laboratory practices of major applications of the SEM-EDX technology in Forensic casework. Laboratory report is required for credit.


FOSC 7000 - Advanced Ballistics and Associated

T echnologies (w /lab ) ........................3.00 Credits

This course is about advanced theories and laboratory practices of ballistics as applied to various firearms and conventional missiles and related problems in shooting/war crimes. Laboratory report is required for credit