Current Courses: Spring 2022

Previously Taught Courses

Undergraduate Only

Intro to Crime Scene Investigation

Outdoor Scene Processing

Forensic Anthropology [In-Person & Online]

Medicolegal Investigation

Discover Anthropology

Introductory North American Archaeology [Online]

Senior Seminar (Research Design)

Graduate Only

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 Osteology

Human Skeletal Biological Profile & Lab

Applied Forensic Osteology

Forensic Anthropology 

Human Growth & Development

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 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 3800: Research Methods in Forensic Investigation

An introduction to research methods in forensic investigation, with application to applied research. The course provides a basic conceptual framework for the understanding and interpreting of forensic investigation research to include learning how to conduct extensive literature reviews related to past and present FI techniques, applications, processes, and procedures, and then to problem-solve best practices for future crime scene investigations.