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FORS 368 Forensics Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is a science applied to law which focuses on the identification of remains, human or non-human, that are beyond recognition due to decompositional changes and are more or less skeletonized. Osteology is the study of bone. The student studies basic human skeletal anatomy involving the axial and appendicular skeleton. The student uses that knowledge in osteology to determine sex, age, stature, and ancestry of unknown individuals. The student is then able to apply knowledge to casework and have a general understanding of forensic anthropology laboratory practices.

Course ID: FORS 368

Semester Hours: 3

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