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Forensic Science (4)

The Forensic Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong interdisciplinary forensic science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering forensic-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry, biology, math and physics others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology and an ability to apply scientific knowledge to solve real-life problems.
Forensic Science

French (4)

You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

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Faculty Bios

gralewski001 webTim Gralewski received a Master of Fine Art degree with a concentration in printmaking from Eastern Michigan University. He currently teaches graphic design and printmaking at Marygrove College.

marylou MG 4907Mary Lou Greene, Chair of the Department, holds an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and has many awards, grants, and scholarships to her credit as well as being represented in several private art collections. Greene teaches foundations, printmaking, special topics, arts and activism, and art history and is the Director of the Institute for Arts Infused Education. Greene regularly exhibits and presents workshops/lectures on a national level and has published several papers and articles on the arts and research in the arts. 

hagedorn001 webChristine Hagedorn received a BFA in printmaking from Wayne State University and an MFA in sculpture from Eastern Michigan University. Hagedorn currently shows with the Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI; the G. R. N'Namdi in Detroit, MI; and the B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville, KY. She has taught Introduction to Studio, Materials and Crafts, and 3D Design.

jim lutomski webJames Lutomski has a BFA in sculpture and an MFA in ceramics from Wayne State University and has taught at Marygrove for over 30 years. Acting as a glaze consultant, Lutomski has led numerous national and international workshops. He is currently developing a book on Cone 6 ceramic glazes and clay surfaces.

Pate001 webMichelle Pate LLPC, ATR-BC holds an MA in community counseling and is a board certified art therapist from Wayne State University. Pate is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College. She teaches Introduction to Art Therapy and currently works with autistic children as well as individuals in a day treatment eating disorder clinic.

roumen MG 4989Roumen Boudev holds an MFA in painting from the National Academy of Arts–Sofia, Bulgaria. An award–winning artist with several recognitions from the U.S., Europe and Asia, Boudev is the 1st Prize winner of the 40th Annual Michigan Exhibition -2013. Boudev has 25 individual exhibitions in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and privately held artwork in 26 countries. Boudev teaches painting, drawing and art history courses.

Forensic Science Overview

Studying Forensic Science at Marygrove College will prepare you for a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, such as crime scene investigation, drug chemistry, forensic DNA analysis, toxicology and trace evidence examination. Recent graduates have found employment in both the public and private sector. Forensic science majors also often pursue advanced work in graduate schools, as well as medical schools, across the United States and abroad. The forensic science program at Marygrove College will expose you to a wide variety of crime scene investigation skills and analytical techniques in forensic biology and forensic chemistry, providing you with a strong foundation from which to launch a career in forensic science.

Criminologist • Doctor • Educator • Field Technician • Government Agent • Laboratory Technician • Lawyer • Odontologist • Pathologist • Forensic Anthropologist Writer

Other careers: Engineer, Toxicologist, Behavior Scientist, Questioned Document Expert, Crime Scene Technician, Forensic Entomologist, Forensic DNA Expert, Medical Examiner, Trace Evidence Expert, Forensic Computer Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Forensic Nurse

The Forensic Science program is an interdisciplinary group major consisting of coursework in forensic science, criminal justice, biology, chemistry. No minor is required.

A forensic science major may choose to concentrate in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry. Students who have an interest in Forensic Science but do not have enough time to complete the major may wish to consider a minor in Forensic Science. A minor provides you with the knowledge and skills to complement your major area while expanding career options.

Program Offering
The B.S. in Forensic Science program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit by examination
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 120 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the forensic Science major or minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement
All forensic science majors must take ISC 312 as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.S. in forensic Science.

Internship/Cooperative Education
It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through FSC 388, FSC 488, and/or FSC 491.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society
Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society. It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926. Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States; Marygrove College hosts the Beta Upsilon chapter. The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics. Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The Natural Sciences Department Award is given to the outstanding graduating science major. Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

French Overview

Potential Careers:
Teacher, Translator • Study Abroad Advisor • Bilingual Assistant • Customer Representative • Court & School Mediator • Foreign Service Worker • Technical or Media Writer • Editor • Proofreader • Court Reporter • Research Analyst • Consultant • Health Care Representative/Patient Advocate • Personal Banker • Manager • Linguist

You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

You will be interested in a French Translation Certificate if you have advanced French proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certificate exam. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.

A French minor consists of 20 total credit hours. By completing a minor in French, you will:

  • Gain broad knowledge pertaining to the history and culture of France as well as French Canada, Francophone Africa, and the Caribbean.
  • Achieve competence in the four areas of language learning and acquisition: writing, reading, understanding, and speaking.
  • Gain an understanding of topics such as the literature, history, popular culture, art, and social issues of the French-speaking world.
  • Apply what you have learned in the classroom by living in a French-speaking country, interning in a French-speaking environment, or taking part in a similar immersion experience.

The Translation Certificate Program
This program is a five-course sequence taught online that will provide you with training to translate from French into English. You will also gain some familiarity with oral interpretation, and you will have the opportunity to complete an internship.

You can seek admission to the Translation Certificate program if you have completed at least third-year college French classes, or if you have native or near-native reading and writing proficiency in French and English. A placement exam and an interview with the Program Director is also required to complete the admission process.

Translation workshops are open to all qualified students, including native and heritage speakers. Enrollment in a degree program is not necessary for these classes.


  1. FRE 150 and FRE 151 can be used to fulfill general education requirements. Credit earned for FRE 150 and 151 cannot be applied toward a French minor.
  2. Advanced Placement and CLEP credit in French can be applied toward the elective hours needed to complete a minor. You can receive up to 12 hours of credit. A language proficiency exam is required to be placed in courses FRE 250 and above; this is administered by the Program Director.
  3. If you are placed into FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition, you must still complete the 20 credits required for a minor in French; you will not receive credit for FRE 250 or FRE 251.
  4. French 300- and 400-level courses are taught online.
  5. First-hand Language Experience. You will find that you will get the most out of your language program if you take every opportunity to speak French and to immerse yourself in French-speaking cultures. You can earn French credit while studying overseas through Marygrove’s Study Abroad program. Work and volunteer abroad opportunities, summer jobs, and work/study placements can also put you in touch with French speaking people. To earn a French minor, you are encouraged to participate in an approved study abroad program in a French-speaking country, or approved equivalent.


Fine Arts Minor

The fine arts minor consists of 24 hours of coursework selected from three of the following areas: art, art history, music, dance, and theater. If a student is majoring in any one of the listed arts areas, none of those major classes may be counted toward the fine arts minor. Students wishing a fine arts minor should consult an advisor in the music department.

French Course Descriptions

FRE 150 Elementary French I 3 hours
Term 1 and 2. General Education option
Introduction to the French language and culture using the four skills approach – understanding, speaking, reading, and writing – with an emphasis on communication.

FRE 151 Elementary French II 3 hours
Prerequisites: FRE 150 or placement. Term 2. General Education option
Continued development of basic grammar as well as oral and written communicative skills. Further exploration of French and Francophone cultures.

FRE 250 Intermediate French I4 hours
Prerequisites: FRE 151 or placement. Term 1
Continued development of language skills, especially of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for oral use. Further practice with reading and writing. Greater appreciation for Francophone culture.

FRE 251 Intermediate French II 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 250 or placement. Term 2
Continued development of language skills and multicultural competence. More advanced grammar, conversation, and composition. Reading of a variety of short texts.

FRE 310 Business French - online 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies
Practical guide to acquiring oral and written linguistic competence in French in a variety of business and work situations. Conducted in French.

FRE 320 Conversational French 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies
Development of oral language skills at the intermediate/ advanced level. Conducted in French.

FRE 325 Francophone Culture & Civilization - online 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies
European literature, expressive arts, and cultural values. Cultural impact of European colonialism. Conducted in French.

FRE 335 Caribbean Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies.
Expressive arts and cultural values of the Caribbean, focusing on the African Diaspora. Conducted in French.

FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and   Language Acquisition- online 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or placement. Term Varies.
Strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in language acquisition. First half of the course will prepare the student for field-based experience. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons. Student must take Oral Proficiency Interview after this course.

FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition - online 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 251 or placement. Term 1.
Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation based on a variety of cultural and literary selections from the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

FRE 351 Introduction to Francophone Literature- online 4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2
Representative readings of Francophone literature, with an emphasis on twentieth-century authors. Conversation and composition, and advanced grammar review, conducted in French.

FRE 400 Principles of Translation - online 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1
Introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. Survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices. Course taught in English. Taught online.

FRE 401 Translation Workshop I - online 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1
Translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. Includes an overview of the French language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems. Also introduces the interpretation process. Taught online.

FRE 402 Translation Workshop II - online 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2
Continuation of Translation Workshop I. Also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts from French into English and practice tests from the American Translators Association. Taught online.

FRE 403 Business Translation Workshop - online 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2
Translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions. Taught online.

FRE 404 Introduction to Interpretation 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the Modern Languages Department. Term: varies
An overview of subjects and techniques in interpretation with an emphasis on classroom practice. Focus on expanding student’s range of expression in order to build vocabulary. Topics covered include: Conference, legal, and medical interpreting.

FRE 488 Cooperative Field Experience 4 hours
Prerequisites: For translation, FRE 400, 401, 402, and 403; for other bilingual field experience, FRE 350. Term varies
Opportunity for supervised field experience and preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRE 491 Independent Study - online 1-4 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 350. Term varies
Enrichment of a regular course or research project.

Forensic Science Course Descriptions

FSC 140  Introduction to Forensic Science 4 hours
Prerequisites: completion of developmental and foundational courses. Term: Fall Fee: yes
Forensic science is the application of science to the law and encompasses various scientific disciplines. This course will introduce various methodologies and applications used in the forensic context. Topics discussed include organic and inorganic chemical analyses of physical evidence, principles of serology and DNA analysis, ballistics, arson, fingerprint analysis, drug analysis, and document examination. Laboratory included.

FSC 220 Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Analysis 4 hours
Prerequisite: FSC 140; Term: Winter Fee: yes
This course is designed to provide students with the basic theoretical and philosophical understanding of the investigatory process as well as fundamental investigation techniques such as crime scene analysis, collection, preservation, and testing of evidence, modus operandi, use of technology, types of evidence, and the science of criminalistics. Analysis of problems encountered in interviewing, interrogating, evidence collection, and admissibility will be examined. Application of investigation theories to the administration of justice will also be developed. Laboratory included.

FSC 385 Forensic Biology 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, FSC 140; FSC 220. Term: Fall (odd); Fee: yes.
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles governing the application of biology and biological statistics to solve crimes. Topics include: evidence collection, documentation, examination and preservation; serology; microscopy; analysis of hair, tissue and skeletal remains; entomological evidence; extraction and quantification of human and non-human DNA; generation of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA profiles; statistical analysis of DNA evidence. Laboratory included.

FSC 388 Cooperative Field Experience  1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, forensic science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

FSC 410 Special Topics 3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior status in the major; Term: TBA
Selected topics and issues in biology as chosen by the instructor.

FSC 440  Forensic  Chemistry 4 hours
Prerequisite: CHM 241; FSC 140, FSC 220 Term: Fall (even); Fee: yes.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the chemical aspects of forensic science as it applies to criminal investigation and laboratory preparation. This course looks at the instrumentation and chemistry associated with crimes. We will look at how the instrumentation is used, what type of evidence it can process, how to read the results and the properties of the chemical evidence. This course will also study the general principles and fundamentals of forensic toxicology, poisons, action, toxicity, postmortem characteristics, samples required for toxicological analysis and methods of collection, methods of preservation and analysis. Chemical, toxicological and pathological characteristics of commonly abused drugs, including the following: ethanol, barbiturates, narcotics, stimulants, and hallucinogens. Details of the methods employed for analysis, such as color test, Chromatography (GC, GLC, HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), GC-MS. Laboratory course.

FSC 488 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing; forensic science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

FSC 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; biology major or minor; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

ISC 312 Junior Seminar 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term Fall, Winter
Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS. Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work. In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports. The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one. A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity. This is the program’s writing intensive course.

ISC 496A Science Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 312; Senior standing in major. Term: Fall, Winter
This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project. Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B. Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

ISC 496B Science Senior Seminar: 2 hours Laboratory Research
Prerequisites: ISC 496A; Senior standing in major; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member. The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.

French Minor

Required Courses for non-teacher (20 credit hours)
Students must complete each of the following courses with a grade of C or better.

FRE 250 Intermediate French I *
FRE 251 Intermediate French II *
FRE 325 Francophone Culture & Civilization - online
FRE 335 Caribbean Studies
FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition - online
FRE 351 Introduction to Francophone Literature - online

*  These courses are counted as electives toward Teacher Certification

Required Courses for teacher candidates (20 credit hours)
Students must complete each of the following courses with a grade of C or better.

FRE 325 Francophone Culture & Civilization** – online
FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition** – online
FRE 351 Introduction to Francophone Literature** – online
FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and Language Acquisition ** – online

** These courses are mandatory for Teacher Certification.

Students must complete five additional credit hours, with a grade of C or better, from among the following courses:

FRE 310 Business French – online
FRE 320 Conversational French
FRE 401 Translation Workshop I – online
FRE 402 Translation Workshop II – online
FRE 403 Business Translation Workshop – online
FRE 488 Cooperative Field Experience
FRE 491 Independent Study – online

Students seeking Teacher Certification are required to complete FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and Language Acquisition as well as an Oral Proficiency Interview before they take their state certification exam.

French Translator Certificiation

Required Courses
Students must complete each of the following courses with a grade of B or better.

FRE 400 Principles of Translation
FRE 401 Translation Workshop I
FRE 402 Translation Workshop II
FRE 403 Business Translation Workshop
FRE 488 Cooperative Field Experience

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