In conjunction with Parkland Community College's Pathways program and the Department of Anthropology, classes held at the IGB for ANTH 247 introduce students to the laboratory practices, molecular biology and DNA analysis skills commonly used by forensic DNA scientists. A hands-on, interactive approach is used that incorporates many of the same tools used by professional forensic DNA scientists.
The course involves complex lab work and explores the social, legal, and ethical implications of DNA as evidence, ending with a mock crime to solve with the collecting and analysis of evidence and the submission of a case report for the crime.
Initial course registration reserved for Parkland Students. Course taught by Dr. Cris Hughes and Dr. Ripan Malhi of the Department of Anthropology.