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College Catalogs

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

 
 
    Housatonic Community College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

BIO* E208 - Forensic Science with Laboratory (4 credits)


Code(s): SCI, SCKX, SCRX
Prerequisite(s): CJS* E101  (CJ majors only), BIO* E105  or BIO* E121  and Eligible for ENG* E101  or ENG* E101W  
 
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. Course Outline: BIO 208  

4 credits. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. This course is equivalent to CJS* E285  & SCI* E285 . Students can only receive credit for either BIO*E208, SCI* E285 , CJS* E285 .