CHEM 1107 – Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Designed to provide students with insights into forensic science from a fundamental, chemical perspective. Explores the challenges and methodologies of forensic chemistry and addresses some misrepresentations of forensics by television dramas. Topics covered include drug analysis, arson investigation, questioned document analysis, serology, DNA evidence, fiber analyses, and weapon impressions. 
4.000 Credit hours 
4.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Lecture 

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department 

Course Attributes: 
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science 

Restrictions: 
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:      
      Undergraduate 

 


 

CHEM 2341 – Forensic Chemistry 1

Provides students with insights into forensic science from a fundamental, chemical perspective. Explores the challenges and methodologies of forensic chemistry and addresses some misrepresentations of forensics by television dramas. Topics covered include drug analysis, arson investigation, questioned document analysis, serology, DNA evidence, fiber analyses, and weapon impressions. Prereq. (a) CHEM 1220 or (b) CHEM 1214 and CHEM 2321 or (c) CHEM 1151 and CHEM 2321. Coreq. CHEM 2342.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Undergraduate

Corequisites:
CHEM 2342

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level CHEM 1220 Minimum Grade of D- or (Undergraduate level CHEM 1214 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level CHEM 2321 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level CHEM 1151 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level CHEM 2321 Minimum Grade of D-)

 


 

CHEM 2342 – Lab for CHEM 2341

Accompanies CHEM 2341. In the laboratory, a crime scene is staged. Students must determine what evidence is useful and what instrumentation to use. Instructional guidance is provided, but the methodologies are developed by the students, who need to rely on the lessons presented in lecture to “solve the case.” An important aspect of this process is for the students to learn details of evidence collection. Forensic samples are often contaminated and standard protocols are not always available. After a brief class discussion, students perform whatever experiments on the evidence they deem necessary to try to determine the events of the crime. Coreq. CHEM 2341.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science