BIOL3833Forensic Biology3 ch (3C)
Death is inevitable for all organisms; yet we are fascinated by death because, for most of us, it remains a mystery. This course will give students a foundation in the diverse field of forensic biology by examining the anatomical, physiological and biochemical basis of selected causes of death (forensic pathology), and investigating the processes and factors influencing human decomposition in a variety of conditions and environments (forensic taphonomy). It will also provide an introduction to other forensic sciences related to anthropology, ecology, entomology, and toxicology.

Prerequisite: Any two of the following: BIOL (1711 or 1719), (1782 or 1789 or 2792), (2003 or 2113), (2023 or 2033), 2063, 2073, (2721 or 2761 or 2769), ANTH 2504, 2505, 3523, or permission of the instructor.