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ANTH 4220 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online, 1st Block, 1st Block Online, 2nd Block
Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
Description: This upper division course is an introduction to forensic anthropology, a subdiscipline of physical anthropology concerned with the identification of human skeletal remains in medico-legal contexts. Topics covered in this course include a survey of the history of the field and the techniques used to determine age, sex, and physical characteristics of an individual from skeletonized remains, as well as methods used for positive identification, estimating time since death, and determining cause and manner of death.  Special attention will be given to Human Osteology as it is relevant in forensic contexts.  This course is offered in lower division format (ANTH 2220 ) and upper division format (ANTH 4220).  Students must choose either the upper division course or the lower division course and will not receive credits for taking both courses.
Suggested Requisite(s): ANTH 3250 - Human Osteology .



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