Courses: Spring 2021
Previously Taught Courses
FORENSIC 1320: Intro to Crime Scene Investigation
This course delves into various types of technology, techniques and equipment used in crime laboratories, and various types of technology, techniques and equipment used by crime scene technicians at a crime scene. Course also provides an overview for the career of crime scene technicians.
FORENSIC 2750: Issues in Forensic Investigation - Forensic Anthropology
This course is a broad introduction to the field of forensic anthropology, which includes forensic archaeology (search, recovery, and interpretation of outdoor scenes) and forensic osteology (laboratory analysis of human remains). Lectures, readings, and hands-on activities will be used to present the history, key theoretical issues, and methods of each topic area. The interactions between forensic anthropology, law enforcement, the medicolegal system, and related forensic specialties will be emphasized. Students who successfully complete this course will have a solid foundation for advanced coursework and hands-on training in the investigation of outdoor scenes and human remains.
FORENSIC 3310: Outdoor Scene Processing
This course focuses on the identification, documentation, recovery, and interpretation of outdoor scenes containing human remains. The roles and responsibilities of law enforcement and forensic professionals, as well as specialized considerations for different scene types, will be addressed. Topics include, but are not limited to, outdoor searches, surface scatters, water recoveries, burials, mass disasters, plane crashes, and fatal fires. Lectures, readings, discussions, and hands-on activities will cover the theory and practical skills needed to successfully function as a member of a team at such scenes. Students who successfully complete this course will have a solid foundation for advanced hands-on training and professional application of these skills in real-world settings.
Forensic Anthropology [Online]
Introductory North American Archaeology [Online]
Senior Seminar (Research Design)
Directed Master's Thesis Prep - Research Design
Supervised Master's Thesis Research
Case Report Writing
Sex Estimation Methods (Independent Study)
Mixed (Undergrad & Graduate)
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory Experience
Fragmentary Human Osteology & Lab
Human Skeletal Biological Profile & Lab
Applied Forensic Osteology
Human Growth & Development