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CRC19: Courses

ANTH 303 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ANTH 301 or BIOL 100 or BIOL 102, and eligibility for ENGWR 300 or equivalent skills as demonstrated by the assessment process

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course provides an overview of forensic anthropology, which is an applied field of biological anthropology. Forensic anthropologists answer questions of medicolegal significance by applying techniques designed for the analysis of human skeletal remains. This course will focus on the introductory techniques used for human skeletal identification and trauma analysis. This identification will provide understanding of the broader aspects of applied anthropology and its role working with law enforcement agencies, human rights issues as well as ethical considerations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DESCRIBE THE SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND THEORIES USED BY ANTHROPOLOGISTS WITHIN A FORENSIC CONTEXT (SLO 1)