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2021-2022 Catalog 
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ANTH& 236 - Forensic Anthropology

Credits: 5
Covers the application of physical anthropology to medico-legal death investigation. Introduces the science of skeletal biology, the associated concepts of human variation, and their applications within a forensic context.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Obtain a basic understanding of the human skeleton including individual bone recognition, the differentiation between human and nonhuman skeletal elements, and the derivation of a biological profile from human skeletal remains.
  2. Practice critical thinking in exploring the information available from skeletal remains and the way in which such information contributes to forensic investigation.  This includes an understanding of scientific certainty, or less formally, what one is comfortable testifying to in a court of law.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify the holistic perspective.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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