FORS 433 Forensic Entomology

This course will focus on the medico legal aspects of forensic entomology, including the arthropod-mediated fate of corpses. Coverage will include life history, ecology, behavior, and other aspects of those insects that scavenge on carrion and how they affect the interpretation of a potential crime scene. Also covered will be practical aspects of the job of a forensic entomologist. Students will present a topic of their choice after a preliminary set of lectures.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206, BIOL 347, CJUS 300, and FORS 201, or permission of the instructor