Courses

Dead Men Do Tell Tales:
Introduction to Forensic Science

Anthropology 156-281 [syllabus]
Chemistry 224-281
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 246-281
Criminal Justice 266-281


This course will apply a multidisciplinary perspective to the study of forensic science and criminal investigation. Lectures from archaeologists, chemists, biologists, geographers, criminologists, physical anthropologists and practitioners of forensic science will explore the many ways that physical evidence is collected, analyzed and evaluated. This course is the gateway course to all three Forensic Science certificate programs.

Primate Populations
Anthropology 156-401 [syllabus]

This course will examine field studies of non-human primates. To fully understand primates we will discuss taxonomy and phylogenetics, distribution, anatomy, genetics and behavior. We will frame our discussions around current theories of animal behavior including reproductive ecology, sociobiology and life history.

Human Variation and Evolution
Anthropology 156-301 [syllabus]

Theory, mechanisms, and processes of biological evolution applied to problems of the primate and human fossil record and contemporary human populations.

Physical Anthropology - Core Course
Anthropology 156 - 801 [syllabus]

This survey course reviews biological principles essential to an understanding of evolution. The course details problems, theories and facts central to physical anthropology and human evolution and includes primatology, paleontology, human genetics, population genetics and human biological variation.

Contact Information:

Department of Anthropology
Sabin Hall, Room 125B
PO Box 413
UW-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: (414) 229-4613
Fax: (414) 229-5848
e-mail: trudy@uwm.edu