Course Description

Murder, mass disasters, missing persons and fire are all contexts in which human remains are found and require the expertise of the forensic anthropologist. The skeleton retains valuable evidence that can be revealed through careful scientific examination. Learn how a forensic anthropologist, through the analysis of skeletal remains, determines the sex, age, race, height, personal habits, lifestyles and sometimes, cause of death. We will unravel the mysteries of forensics, and how forensic information is used in solving crimes.

Course Details

By completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define the role of a forensic anthropologist in human identification
  • Describe the human skeleton and skeletal biology
  • Describe methods used by forensic anthropologists
  • Apply the techniques of a forensic anthropologist


There is a 10% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2866) or in person to receive this discount.


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