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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

BIOL 361 - Forensic DNA Analysis


THIS COURSE IS OFFERED RESIDENTIALLY ONLY

An introductory course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the general principles and methodologies used in forensic DNA profiling (or typing). Topics covered include the historical development of DNA profiling methods, alternative procedures employed in forensic laboratories, current DNA typing techniques, and the ongoing development of new forensic DNA typing methods. Students will learn to present forensic DNA evidence in a mock trial. The mock trial, complete with a judge, a counsel for the prosecution and for the defense, and a jury, challenges the students both scientifically and legally in a simulated courtroom setting.

Prerequisites:
CJUS 200, BIOL 225 or CHEM 122

Credits: 3



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