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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
Minor Requirements
Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Forensic Science
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
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Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Social Work 910
Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Forensic Science 412 Courses  


50:412:327 Forensic Science Theory and Policy (3) This course aims to introduce the theoretical framework of forensic science from both an academic and practitioner viewpoint. Students will be familiarized with a range of forensic techniques, forensic terminology, and forensic procedures and protocols. We will examine the strengths and weaknesses of a number of common forensic techniques as well as the pitfalls of relying too heavily on forensic evidence. Finally, we will consider a number of related disciplines and issues, such as evidence admissibility, the CSI effect, human rights, forensic regulation, standards, and quality control to gain a broader understanding of forensics' modern role and future development within criminal justice.
50:412:328 Forensic Science Methods and Techniques (3) Students will be introduced to a range of forensic techniques that cut across the physical and life sciences. Each lecture will cover a different type of forensic method including the basic science underlying each technique, as well as its practical application to criminal investigations.
50:412:329 Forensic Science Methods and Techniques Lab (1) Students will perform a range of forensic examinations and analyses in a laboratory setting. Methods are derived from the physical and biological sciences. Corequisite: 50:412:328.
50:412:427 Forensic Pattern Evidence (3) This course introduces students to the recovery and analysis of pattern evidence, which includes fingerprints, footwear, tool and tire marks, blood spatter, and ballistics. Prerequisites: 120:328 and 329 or 160:327 and 328 or 202:328 and 329 or 412:328 and 329.
50:412:429 Forensic Trace Evidence (3) This course introduces students to the recovery and analysis of trace evidence, which includes hair, fibers, glass, paint, pollen, soil, and other residues. Principles and techniques are derived from both the biological and physical sciences. Prerequisites: 120:328 and 329 or 160:327 and 328 or 202:328 and 329 or 412:328 and 329.
50:412:450/451 Independent Study (3) This course provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to study and/or conduct research under the supervision of a forensic science faculty member.
50:412:490 International Perspectives of Forensic Science (3) This course aims to introduce the history and evolution of forensic science, significant cases, and the framework of international standards within forensic science. Students will learn how forensic science is practiced in the U.K., the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. and U.K. systems, and how the discipline is changing in each country. The course includes a trip to the U.K. during which students will visit court in session, forensic laboratories, museums with forensic significance, and academic institutions at the forefront of forensic research.
50:412:495/496 Special Topics in Forensic Science (3,3) This course aims to provide students with instruction in a specialist area of forensic science.
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