2013-2015 Graduate Catalog 
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2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FORS 6652 - Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is one of the largest disciplines within the forensic sciences. A classical forensic anthropologist is called when bones or highly decomposed remains are discovered. The role of the anthropologist is to determine if the remains are, first and foremost, human and of legal importance. If the remains are of legal significance, they are then examined to determine several key points which can be used by law enforcement for identification. This course will take the student through the process of decomposition from fresh to skeletonized remains and the process of individualization of those remains. At the end of the course, the student will also have an in-depth knowledge of skeletal anatomy. Laboratory fee;
3 credit hours.