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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3305 - Forensic Anthropology (3)

When Offered: Fall. Alternate years
This course provides students with a broad overview of the field of forensic anthropology - its history, theory, method, and practice. Forensic anthropology is the application of anthropological science to medico-legal questions. This discipline is important for legal and humanitarian reasons and the curriculum will cover case studies that illustrate the ethical and human rights implications of its application. The course will also cover the history of the discipline, practical aspects of identification (sex, ethnicity, age, stature, body mass, and other identifying characteristics in the human skeleton), and forensic anthropological perspectives on pathology and trauma. Students will complete lab assignments and case reports designed to lead to basic proficiency in forensic anthropology.