Program Details

Osteoarchaeology will focus on the burial practices of the Ancient Maya through incorporation of archaeological sites visits within Belize. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology examines human skeletal remains, the processes of decomposition, and the pr
Location:
San Ignacio, Belize
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Forensic Anthropology Program offers two dynamic field intensive courses: Osteoarchaeology and Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. The Osteoarchaeaology course examines Ancient Maya skeletal remains from archaeological contexts around Belize. The Introduction to Forensic Anthropology course will look at forensic anthropology within the context of a developing nation. This course is designed ONLY to introduce students to the profession of forensic anthropology.

Osteoarchaeology will focus on the burial practices of the Ancient Maya through incorporation of archaeological sites visits within Belize. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology examines human skeletal remains, the processes of decomposition, and the proper retrieval of human skeletal remains from a crime scene. The theories and methods behind forensic anthropology will be discussed and practiced throughout the course.

All program fees include tuition up to 7 credit hours, orientation, lab and field fees, round trip airport transfers on group arrival and departure days, housing in double occupancy, weekday breakfasts, some lunches, access to 24/7 support services and ground transportation to and from field sites.
Setting Description:
Galen University is located in English speaking, western Belize, Central America. The small campus is sub-tropical, multi-cultural and multi-lingual. Students live in a family run resort in San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The program allows free time for students to explore other sites and attractions in the country.
Cost:
Academic Year 2013-2014 Rates $3,810

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