2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BL 351 - Forensic Entomology with Lab

(5.00 cr.)

Forensic entomology is the application of basic and applied principles of insect biology and the collection of entomological data in such a manner that it can be used as evidence in criminal investigations to aid in resolving legal issues that are either criminal or civil in nature. Lectures explore the use of insects in the science of forensic entomology and its impact on death scene investigation, neglect, or abuse; contamination of food products and other marketable goods; and subsequent litigation. Laboratories focus on techniques associated with death scene investigation, particularly in the collection and identification of arthropods found on a corpse. Some field trips may be associated with the laboratory portion of the course.

Prerequisite: BL 118 , BL 119 , BL 121 , BL 126 .
Recommended Prerequisite: BL 201 , BL 202 , BL 250 .
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
Years Typically Offered: Annually

Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS

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