Annalisa Alvrus, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Anthropology

Cultural Science

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Please email me at annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu to set up an online appointment to meet!

Profile

I'm a Florida native, who ended up in another sunny place (Arizona) after getting a job at MCC subsequent to finishing grad school at ASU. My hobbies including reading, hiking, and tending my plants and cats. I love the subject I teach, so work is never a chore!

Classes Taught

Summer 2020

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17063
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu
This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Fall 2020

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33533
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Open

22 of 28
Seats Available

Notes: Class 33533 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu
This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Additional Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASM275 Forensic Anthropology 4 Credits
Survey of the role of forensic anthropologists, from the crime scene to the courtroom. Course focuses on how skeletal analysis can aid in medicolegal investigations, especially by identifying aspects of the life history of unknown individuals and by reconstructing events that took place at crime scenes. Covers both the legal aspects of forensic practice and the underlying biological basis for evidence obtained from skeletal remains. Examines applications of forensic anthropology in mass disasters, human rights investigations, and the deciphering of historic cases. Lab activities designed to illustrate techniques and principles central to the discipline. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB], Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35605
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
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Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

Special Class Meeting Information
Location Start End Days Times
SC 298/25/2020 12/18/2020 Tu 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
SC 308/24/2020 12/18/2020 Tu 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Notes: Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted remotely, these could include on your own time activities or live online meetings held on specific days and times. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 35605 Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

35606
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
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Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

Special Class Meeting Information
Location Start End Days Times
SC 298/27/2020 12/18/2020 Th 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
SC 308/24/2020 12/18/2020 Th 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Notes: Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted remotely, these could include on your own time activities or live online meetings held on specific days and times. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 35606 Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

38584
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P114
RDM P P108
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
Fr
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 38584 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

B.A. in Anthropology (summa cum laude), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1991)

M.A. in Bioarchaeology, Arizona State University (1996)

Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, Arizona State University (2006)

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