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Forensic Science - CSI Providence

Course Description

This integrated course will focus on critical thinking and lab skills, as well as problem-solving techniques, to learn more about the fascinating field of forensics. We will learn how investigators gather crucial evidence at the scene of a crime and how forensic scientists carefully analyze it.

Evidence such as fingerprints, hair, fiber, impressions, and blood can all be used to help reconstruct events leading up to a crime. We will investigate how skulls and bones can also provide clues that would be used by a team of forensic anthropologists and medical artists in their attempt to create a biological profile for identification purposes.

The forensic science field includes a wide range of specialized occupations, and we will familiarize ourselves with the many opportunities that exist throughout the course. Our final project will be a complicated crime scene in which students will need to apply all of the skills they have learned during the course in order to solve.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the history and development of forensic science
• Evaluate what constitutes appropriate and admissible evidence in a criminal investigation
• Categorize the various types of evidence usually found at the scene of a crime and describe generally accepted methods of collection
• Demonstrate critical thinking skills within the context of evaluating the complexity of evidence issues

On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $50

Prerequisites

Students should be proficient in math and have some basic biology/chemistry experience including basic lab skills.

Sections

Two Sections Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 01, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Robert Schmidt
Course Number: 10008

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Robert Schmidt
Course Number: 10009