This course provides an introduction to the methods of science in the areas of chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. The student will learn fundamental principles governing chemistry including chemical elements, bonding, chemical reactions, and radioactivity. This course will also focus on the basic science principles of the Earth?s interior, plate tectonics, the driving forces of weather, the solar system, stars, and galaxies. The laboratory section of this course stresses the acquisition of skills in data gathering and manipulation in order to support conclusions.
2 hours of laboratory per week.
A research-oriented laboratory course under the personal supervision of a member of the science department faculty designed to give an advanced student exposure to problem solving in the natural sciences. Problems may be selected in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, medical and allied health sciences, or Math and Science. For most students, the course will serve as a first real exposure to how research is done in the natural sciences.
An introduction to the principles of forensic science with an emphasis on logical and scientific thinking as it applies to biological and chemical physical evidence. The laboratory portion of this course develops knowledge and skills in laboratory safety, investigative techniques and the use of scientific methodologies including observation and measurement. Topics include: the analysis of DNA, fingerprints, hair and fiber, soil, bone; microscopy; chromatography; and toxicology. Students will develop proper techniques and procedures for maintaining crime scene integrity and evidence in the laboratory.
This course is equivalent to BIO* E208 & CJS* E285. Students can only receive credit for either BIO*E208, SCI* E285, CJS* E285. 4 credits. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.