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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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FOR 120 - Forensic Microscopy

Semester Hours: 4
Spring
This introductory course in forensic microscopy is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills in basic forensic science laboratory methodology and techniques. It is an integrated laboratory-lecture course that introduces students to polarized light and stereomicroscopy, and to the techniques and methods employed in the documentation, collection, examination, identification, individualization, and comparison of trace evidential materials. Topics include trace evidence collection, preparation techniques, polarized light microscopy theory and practice, stereomicroscopy theory and practice, as well as the established rationale and methodologies used by forensic scientists in the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) accredited laboratories. 



Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
BIO 12; FOR 100 and 101; PHYS 12A, 12B. No liberal arts credit. Lab fees additional.





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