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    Hunter College
  Dec 16, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 15000 (STEM) - CSI: HUNTER (Forensic Biology)

Hunter Core
Life and Physical Sciences (LPS); Scientific World (SW)
GER 2/E with lab

An introductory laboratory course for non-biology majors. This lecture/laboratory course will cover the techniques used by forensic scientists to analyze a crime scene, and the biological concepts behind them. Through the topics that are covered, students will learn how biological evidence like fingerprints, hair, blood, and DNA are collected, analyzed, and presented as evidence to solve crimes.
Required for this course is a 10 minutes PowerPoint presentation in groups in four students. In order to prepare for the presentation, a two page outline from each student is expected. In addition, a group assignment of less than 5 pages long will be assigned as preparation of the presentation. This assignment helps students prepare for a “crime scene” that will be designed by the group using the topics and materials provided in class. Further research for this project is encouraged using library materials or the WWW to provide supplemental information, ideas and images. The laboratory component of the course requires that students record their data, observations, and answer discussion questions (in a short answer format). The completion of their laboratory manual will constitute part of the laboratory grade.
6 hrs
4.5 cr.
fall only