Annalisa Alvrus, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Anthropology

Cultural Science

480-461-7913

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

I am available to meet by appointment at other times/days.

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

Spring 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
27309
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 03/06/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 27309 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.

ASM104 Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution 4 Credits
Study of human evolution and variation; including fossil hominids and their tools, primate anatomy and behavior, human genetics, and the environment and human biology. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB], Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36534
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 36534 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.

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
27395
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
Tu
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Class Started

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 27395 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

25350
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
Th
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Class Started

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 25350 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
Honors Program Only

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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