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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Forensic Science (FRNSC)

FRNSC 100 (GN) Introduction to Forensic Science (3) Introduction forensic science.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

FRNSC 200 (GN) Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation (3) This course offers an exploration of the science, management, and investigative techniques for the field of crime scene investigation.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

FRNSC 210 Essential Practices of Forensic Science (3) Practices of forensic science including documentation, microscopy, communication of results, and integration of concepts from other sciences, mathematics, and statistics.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: FRNSC 100 andCHEM 110 andCHEM 111  

FRNSC 294 Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

FRNSC 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

FRNSC 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

FRNSC 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2005
 

FRNSC 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

FRNSC 400 Courtroom Proceedings and Testimony (1) Introduction to courtroom proceedings and testimony as they related to forensic science.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: FRNSC 411 andFRNSC 413  

FRNSC 410 A Scientific Approach to Crime Scene Investigation (2) Principles of crime scene investigation with empahsis on scientific philosophy, concepts, and procedures.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: FRNSC majorFRNSC 210, STAT 250 orSTAT 200  

FRNSC 411 Criminalistics: Trace and Impression Evidence (3) Laboratory-based examination of forensic evidence; microscopy, classification and identification.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: FRNSC majorFRNSC 210, STAT 250 orSTAT 200 andPHYS 251 orPHYS 212  

FRNSC 413 Criminalistics: Biology (3) Laboratory-based examination of forensic evidence; biological fluid identification, hair microscopy.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: FRNSC majorFRNSC 210 andBIOL 230W orMICRO 202 orB M B 251 orBIOL 240W  

FRNSC 415W Laboratory in Crime Scene Investigation (2) Laboratory course covering crime scene investigation with emphasis on scientific philosophy, concepts, procedures, problem solving, and hands-on activities.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: FRNSC 410  

FRNSC 421W Forensic Molecular Biology (4) Concepts and application of serology of molecular biology techniques to analyze biological evidence collected at crime scenes.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B M B 442, B M B 400, B M B 401 andFRNSC 413 prerequisite or concurrentFRNSC 400  

FRNSC 427W (CHEM 427W) Forensic Chemistry (4) Analytical and instrumental methods used in the forensic sciences with special emphasis on the analysis and characterization of trace evidence.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 213, CHEM 227 andFRNSC 411 orCHEM 431W  

FRNSC 475 Forensic Science Seminar (1) Presentation and discussion of special issues in forensic science; extension and application of background knowledge to unusual topics and cases.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:FRNSC 485W  

FRNSC 485W Coalescence of Forensic Science Concepts. (4) Advanced concepts in criminalistics as they apply to criminal and civil investigations.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: FRNSC 411, FRNSC 413, FRNSC 415W   Concurrent: FRNSC 421W FRNSC 427W

FRNSC 494 Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

FRNSC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

FRNSC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

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