May 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
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ANT 401 - Forensic Anthropology

[3 credit(s)]
This course provides students with an introduction to the forensic sciences. Readings emphasize the diverse roles that forensic evidence plays in local, regional, national and international law enforcement and judicial applications. Introductory topics include forensic chemistry, pathology, dentistry, DNA fingerprinting, botany, palynology, entomology, geology, engineering, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, and forensic anthropology and archaeology. Special topics include the determination of age, sex, ancestry, and stature from human skeletal remains along with identification of skeletal trauma, features of individuation, and applications of craniofacial reconstruction. Additional topics focus on standard death scene and crime scene methods of evidence collection used in the study of criminalistics.


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