92647

SCI 116

 FORENSIC SCIENCE

Susan Mechanic-Meyers

M 8:30 10:30 am

Wed 8:30 11:30 am

HEG 201/ROSE 205

HEG 201/ROSE 205

LS

SCI

 

Forensic science is the study and application of science to matters of criminal and civil law. This course will emphasize complex reasoning, observation skills, and critical thinking.  Forensic Science involves many areas of science, including chemistry, anatomy, microscopy, molecular biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Topics in forensics such as: evidence collection, DNA analysis, blood spatter, impressions, fingerprinting ballistics and toolmarks and trace evidence analysis will be addressed in this class. Students will also incorporate the use of technology, practical laboratory skills, mathematics and social psychology, and use these skills and knowledge around the theme of solving hypothetical crimes, as well as analyzing actual crimes. Class size18

 

92648

SCI 118

 GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH: SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS SHAPING HEALTH AND DISEASE

Joan Combellick

T 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Th 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

HEG 201/ROSE 205

HEG 201/ROSE 205

LS

SCI

This class explores how forces (such as public policy, corporate profit, the media, philanthropy, religion, human migration, and climate change), shape the health of populations in the U.S. and globally.  Students will synthesize scientific information, formulate evidence-based opinions, and engage in discussions about controversial issues in public health.  Lab sessions will provide students with the opportunity to collect data on campus, use global databases, analyze graphic information, and learn about ethical research practices in regard to vulnerable populations.  This class encourages and supports students to engage in civil discourse aimed at promoting better understanding of complex global public health issues, disparities, and challenges.   Class size: 18