Forensic Anthropology (FOAN)

FOAN 232 Survey of Forensic Science2 Credits

Exploration of the relationship between science and society by noting the history and nature of the forensic scientist in aiding to resolve various legal issues and the role of the expert witness. Includes an overview of death investigation, scene investigation, and current forensic techniques.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and MATH 110.

Corequisites: FOAN 232L.

FOAN 232L Survey of Forensic Science Laboratory1 Credit

Exploration of basic forensic science techniques and laboratory practices. Topics include basic evidence handling, fingerprint development and comparison, blood spatter, anthropology, entomology, and ballistics.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and MATH 110.

Corequisites: FOAN 232.

FOAN 296 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FOAN 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FOAN 475 Human Remains Detection and Recovery for Medico-Legal Investigations3 Credits

Archaeological techniques applied to detection and recovery of recent human remains. Includes practical experience of approximately 6 hours on an announced date.

Prerequisites: BIOL 410, or experience in law enforcement or a coroner's office and permission of instructor.

FOAN 480 Professional Issues in Forensic Science3 Credits

Exploration of professional issues specific for forensic science practitioners. Topics include problems seen with forensic practitioners and in forensic science facilities, the organizations of scientific area committees (OSACs), admissibility of forensic evidence, courtroom testimony, and report writing. Ethical dilemmas are presented and discussion centers on their resolution. Standards of ethics codified by professional forensic organizations are presented.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 280/CRMJ 280L or FOAN 232/FOAN 232L; and junior or senior standing.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

FOAN 499 Internship1-6 Credits

Opportunities to apply theoretical principles in a structured research or organizational environment. Required clock hours dependent upon credit hours.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, BIOL 410, permission of instructor, Hepatitis B vaccinations, and a TB skin test before and after class.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.