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CLAS225 Scientific/Medical Terminology

This course examines Greek and Latin word elements in a variety of scientific language contexts, including medicine, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also considers ways to use technical dictionaries and Greek and Latin roots of the English language to understand and use scientific terminology. In this course you will become more conscious of words and their history and will increase your English vocabulary by studying how words are formed, by learning Latin and Greek elements in English words, and by improving your ability to use a dictionary effectively.

This is an experimental course designed to supplement CLAS224 Word Elements, but CLAS 224 is not a prerequisite for CLAS225. This course fulfills no general education requirement at Monmouth College, but does satisfy requirements for a major or minor in Classics.

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