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GLS 235 Forensic Geology

4 Credit(s) SR

Forensic Geology offers a “hands-on” approach that applies geoforensic and related scientific skills to solving crimes. Students will learn how scientific inquiry is applied in forensic investigations through a series of class and laboratory exercises, and by analyzing details from actual criminal cases. Topics covered focus on ,but are not limited to, the use of geologic material and techniques to solve crimes, such as rocks and minerals, soil, fossils, isotopes, maps, and satellite imagery. The importance of developing critical thinking skills are emphasized throughout the course. Two two-hour sessions of integrated lecture and related activities per week plus two hours of work outside of classroom.

Co-requisite or Prerequisite:  GLS100 or permission of Department Chairperson.