ANTH 237 : Forensic Anthropology

Transcript title

Forensic Anthropology



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

ANTH 234.

Course Description

This course teaches the basic analysis of human remains for the medico-legal profession, and will cover the history of the discipline, the human skeleton, determining postmortem interval, trauma evaluation, and individual identification. It will also cover the investigation of crime scenes, the role of the forensic anthropologist, and case studies from a number of various situations.

Course learning outcomes

1. Comprehension of basic anatomical terminology, specifically the names, features, location, architecture and general characteristics of the bones of the human skeleton.
2. An appreciation for the various disciplines associated with forensic anthropology including archaeology, anatomy and physiology, biology, criminal law, entomology, and geology among others.
3. An understanding of crime scene methods, means of analysis, age, gender, and ancestry skeletal identification.
4. A basic grasp on the effect on bones of cultural and environmental factors.
5. Ability to comprehend the role of forensic anthropology in the medicolegal community.

General education/Related instruction lists

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