2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCIS 1960 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

This course provides a broad overview of forensic anthropology-an applied field of biological anthropology. Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical/biological anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. Forensic anthropologists work to determine age, sex, ancestry, stature and unique features from the skeleton. While proficiency in forensic methods will not be the focus of this course, general identification techniques will be addressed. A combination of readings from the assigned textbook and articles assigned by the instructor will form the basis of class lecture and discussion.

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied