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INTD1061

Elements of Murder

The Elements of Murder
In this course we will study a combination of history, chemistry, factual crime, and fictional crime surrounding the darker side of some of the elements. Mercury, arsenic, antimony, lead, thallium have notorious reputations for causing accidental death and as instruments of murder. Readings will include The Elements of Murder, by John Emsley; Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved by Russell Martin; The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie, and Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. We will spend some time in the lab investigating the properties of these elements. (One year high school chemistry) 8 hrs. lect./disc./lab
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
WTR

Sections

Winter 2014

INTD1061A-W14 Lecture (Larrabee)
INTD1061T-W14 Lab (Larrabee)
INTD1061Z-W14 Screening (Larrabee)

Winter 2010

INTD1061A-W10 Lecture (Larrabee)
INTD1061T-W10 Discussion (Larrabee)
INTD1061Z-W10 Lab (Larrabee)

Winter 2007

INTD1061A-W07 Lecture (Larrabee)
INTD1061T-W07 Discussion (Larrabee)
INTD1061Z-W07 Lab (Larrabee)