Forensic Anthropology

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
ANT
Course Number: 
325
General Education Requirements: 
Q
N
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Fall

Forensic anthropology is the application of physical anthropology to medical or legal issues, such as crimes. This course introduces students to the basic methods of forensic anthropology, including how age, sex, race, and height of an individual can be determined from their bones. Recognition of skeletal anomalies can also reveal past health conditions and the cause and manner of death. Students gain experience in applying these methods by working with real and synthetic human bones. Special attention is given to the accuracy of each method and how to develop a biological profile that would stand up in a court of law. Prerequisite: ANT 205, MTH 090 or Math Placement, or completion of 115 or higher.