Forensic Anthropology (FOAN)

FOAN 180 Survey of Physical Anthropology-GTSS33 Credits

Exploration of biological evolution and variation in humans, mankind's place in nature, origin, and antiquity as represented in the fossil record; recent studies of non-human primates; the beginnings of culture; application of physical anthropology in forensic science.

Corequisites: FOAN 180L.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

FOAN 180L Survey of Physical Anthropology Laboratory-GTSS31 Credit

Lab component required for FOAN 180.

Corequisites: FOAN 180.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

FOAN 232 Survey of Forensic Science2 Credits

Exploration of the relationship between science and society by noting the history and nature of the forensic scientist in aiding to resolve various legal issues and the role of the expert witness. Includes an overview of death investigation, scene investigation, and current forensic techniques.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and MATH 110.

Corequisites: FOAN 232L.

FOAN 232L Survey of Forensic Science Laboratory1 Credit

Exploration of basic forensic science techniques and laboratory practices. Topics include basic evidence handling, fingerprint development and comparison, blood spatter, anthropology, entomology, and ballistics.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and MATH 110.

Corequisites: FOAN 232.

FOAN 280 Crime Scene Processing2 Credits

Introduction to crime scene processing as rooted in the scientific method. Discussion of the documentation, recognition, collection, and preservation of evidence. Evidence development techniques used in the field will also be discussed, as well as the collection and preservation of evidence. The course includes an introduction to crime scene photography.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or higher and MATH 110 or higher.

Corequisites: FOAN 280L.

FOAN 280L Crime Scene Processing Laboratory1 Credit

Application of skills in the documentation, recognition, collection, and preservation of evidence. Evidence development techniques used in the field will also be discussed. An introduction to crime scene photography.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or higher and MATH 110 or higher.

Corequisites: FOAN 280.

FOAN 296 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FOAN 350 Forensic Anthropology3 Credits

Introduction to forensic anthropology. Development of skills associated with analyzing skeletal remains, including estimating the sex, age, ancestry, and stature of the unknown individual from the skeleton. This course gives the student an overview of techniques to complete an osteological profile.

Prerequisites: FOAN 232 or FOAN 180.

FOAN 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FOAN 475 Human Remains Detection and Recovery for Medico-Legal Investigations3 Credits

Archaeological techniques applied to detection and recovery of recent human remains. Includes practical experience of approximately 6 hours on an announced date.

Prerequisites: BIOL 410, or experience in law enforcement or a coroner's office and permission of instructor.

FOAN 480 Professional Issues in Forensic Science3 Credits

Exploration of professional issues specific for forensic science practitioners. Topics include problems seen with forensic practitioners and in forensic science facilities, the organizations of scientific area committees (OSACs), admissibility of forensic evidence, courtroom testimony, and report writing. Ethical dilemmas are presented and discussion centers on their resolution. Standards of ethics codified by professional forensic organizations are presented.

Prerequisites: FOAN 280/FOAN 280L, and junior or senior standing.

FOAN 499 Internship1-6 Credits

Opportunities to apply theoretical principles in a structured research or organizational environment. Required clock hours dependent upon credit hours.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, BIOL 410, permission of instructor, Hepatitis B vaccinations, and a TB skin test before and after class. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit hours.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.