Scientific Terminology (CLAS 101.3)

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CLAS 101 02 January 2018 Lewis Stiles
CLAS 101 02 January 2017 Lewis Stiles


Students learn most of the hundreds of words parts, derived from Greek and Latin, which are found in the polysyllabic English vocabularies used in contemporary sciences and the grammatical principles that govern their use. They then learn to apply this knowledge in decoding and understanding the tens of thousands of complex English words made from them and the concepts they entail. Students will also learn about the changes such word parts have undergone over two millennia, and the linguistic principles governing those changes.


Students with credit for CLAS 107.3 may not take this course for credit.

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