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Fees: $15

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General Description: This lab-based course explores the scientific basis of forensics. Forensics is the application of science to solving crimes. This is a rich, cross-disciplinary class that utilizes the scientific method and knowledge from diverse fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology to collect and analyze evidence, re-create the crime scene, and determine the perpetrator. In this course, you will study a number of sub-fields within forensics in order to examine a wide variety of crimes.  This is a class that will cover mature themes such as murder, and as such will required the student to examine images and scenarios that could be considered graphic. Please keep in mind the mature nature of the course when signing up.

This course fulfills college prep requirements as outlined by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) as a lab-based science course.    

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Equipment to be provided by Student: lab notebook, writing utensil

The Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include: