SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2022 1:51:50 AMANTHRO 19 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 19Title:  FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY  
Full Title:  Forensic Anthropology
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students in this class will be introduced to the field of forensic anthropology and the role that forensic anthropologists play in crime scene investigation. Throughout the course, students will master the techniques used to assess age, sex, trauma, pathology, and cause of death from the human skeleton within a medico-legal context.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 1Course Completion of ANTHRO 1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students in this class will be introduced to the field of forensic anthropology and the role that forensic anthropologists play in crime scene investigation. Throughout the course, students will master the techniques used to assess age, sex, trauma, pathology, and cause of death from the human skeleton within a medico-legal context.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 1Course Completion of ANTHRO 1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2017
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 2017
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5BBiological SciencesFall 2017
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2017Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2017Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Utilize anthropological methods to estimate an individual's sex, age, trauma, pathology, and cause of death from their skeletal remains.
2. Demonstrate familiarity with the role and responsibilities of forensic anthropologists in the investigative process.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Identify the major bones of the body.
2. Estimate sex using the human skeleton.
3. Assess age-at-death of an individual using skeletal and dental markers.
4. Recognize common skeletal pathologies and trauma.
5. Differentiate among pre-, peri-, and post-mortem skeletal injuries.
6. Discuss the relevance of forensic anthropology to crime scene investigations.

Topics and Scope
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I. Human Osteology
II. Human Odontology
III. Sex Determination Techniques
IV. Age Assessment Techniques
V. Pathology
VI. Trauma and Injury
VII. Cause of Death
VIII. Minimum and Maximum Number of Individuals
IX. Logistics of Crime Scene Analysis
X. Role of Forensic Anthropologist in Medico-legal Contexts
XI. Review of Well-known Forensic Anthropology Case Studies
XII. Ethical Considerations in Forensic Anthropology

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (15-50 pages per week)
2. Writing assignments (1500-3000 word count) include occasional short-answer and essay responses based on homework reading
3. Weekly exersises such as:
     A. Problem-solving reports
     B. Skills demonstrations
4.  Quizzes or exams (2-4), which can include:
    A. Multiple choice
    B. True/false
    C. Matching items
    D. Short answer
    E. Essays
    F. Identification of three-dimensional specimens

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 15%
Short answer and essay responses to assigned homework readings and questions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Skills demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (5th). Byers, Steven N. Routledge. 2017 (classic).
Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice (2nd). Christensen, Angi M.; Passalaqua, Nicholas V. and Bartelink, Eric J. Elsevier Academic Press. 2019.
The Human Bone Manual. White, Tim D. and Folkens, Pieter A. Elsevier Academic Press. 2005 (classic).

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