Nov 21, 2018  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts
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ANTH 321 - Forensic Anthropology

4 credits
Forensic anthropology is a specialized field concerned with the application of the techniques of physical anthropology and human osteology to matters dealing with the law and the medico-legal professions. This course will provide students grounding in the specialist skills of a forensic anthropologist, including the identification and recovery of human remains, calculating the death interval, building a biological profile and identifying the cause and manner of death. The role of the forensic anthropologist in mass disasters, military service, and investigation of war crimes and other human rights violations will also be discussed. Labs will apply knowledge in practical scenarios such as identifying animal versus human remains, field search and recovery methods, determining age at death, sex, stature, ancestry, and identifying any antemortem conditions that may contribute towards a positive identification. Students will also learn how to identify any trauma or other pathological Priority given to anthropology and biological anthropology majors, anthropology and archeology minors, juniors, and seniors.
Prerequisite: ANTH 103 .



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