May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ANTH-210 Forensic Anthropology

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080. 
This course is designed to explore the application of physical anthropological techniques to medical and legal investigations. This class combines lecture and laboratory formats to aid students in exploring the relationship of the skeleton to biological features the information that can be garnered from a skeleton to aid in the identification of unknown individuals and the usefulness of forensic anthropology to crime investigations.

Course Outcomes
1. Understand the goals and use of forensic anthropological methods in medico-legal investigations 2. Demonstrate knowledge of human skeletal biology and the variability present in human populations 3. Identify the 206 bones of the human skeleton 4. Determine the age, sex, ancestry and stature of a skeleton through the appropriate application of studies 5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze skeletal pathologies and injuries 6. Use anthropometric equipment and be familiar with measurement techniques 7. Understand the process of proper identification and facial reconstruction 8. Recognize the proper precautions and procedures for handling and recording skeletal human remains