2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jan 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

CLAS 260 - Greek and Latin Roots in Medical Terminology

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A linguistic introduction to the vast amount of scientific and medical vocabulary that is derived from ancient Greek and Latin. The systematic study of Greek and Latin word elements (prefixes, suffixes, roots and combined forms) from which medical and scientific vocabularies are constructed trains students to not only recognize elements in a wide range of medical terms in current use, but also to master techniques that can be used to decipher and interpret new terminology as it is created. The course is designed to develop semantic skills useful for advanced work in health and wellness professions, medicine, and many of the biological sciences. Students will also be introduced to aspects of the history of medicine and the role of classical languages and cultures in its development. Previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required. Pre- or corequisite: HUM 124. Spring.