ANTH 697 (02) - Special Topics

SpcTop/DEI Forensic Anthro

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Online Course Delivery Method: Hybrid / Blended
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16719
Occasional or experimental offerings. May be repeated for different topics. Operates on a seminar format.
Section Comments: Special Topics/DEI in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 411 or ANTH 412 or ANTH 415
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): ANTH 697W
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Instructors: Samantha McCrane

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm MORR B02
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This course critically examines the role of forensic anthropologists and bioarchaeologists in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We will review the history of these fields and how typological research has helped to promulgate discrimination, as well as highlight key contributions by minority researchers. We will also read recent peer-reviewed publications introducing ongoing DEI debates and engage in active discussions on the theoretical and practical implications of these perspectives. Additionally, we will consider how objective science really is, the value of diversity on innovation and productivity, and what responsibility practitioners and students have in promoting antiracism, diversity, and decolonizing research strategies.