CLAS224 Word Elements
Fall Semester 2003-2004, Department
of Classics, Monmouth College
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The aim of this course is to make you more conscious of words and their history and to
increase your English vocabulary by studying how words are formed, by learning Latin and
Greek elements in English words, and by improving dictionary usage. This course fulfills
no general education requirement at Monmouth College, but does satisfy requirements for a
major or minor in Classics.
This course expects a great deal of student effort and participation on a daily basis.
You will only get out of this course as much as you put into it. Assignments for this
course cannot be put off until the night before a quiz or exam. There is a great deal of
required memorization which can only be done well on a daily basis. You are expected to
keep up regularly with class assignments and to volunteer and participate in class
Classes generally meet three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
until 2:50 P.M. While daily attendance is not always recorded, persistent absence from class
will inevitably affect performance of course requirements. In exceptional cases, the
instructor may place an individual student on "no-cut" status.
Special films and videos may be required extra-class activities. Attendance at
convocations, public lectures, and other college functions may be assigned by the
instructor. In addition students are also expected to study the "Word for the
Day" which appears on the Classics bulletin board in Wallace Hall. Questions relating
to all this material may appear on quizzes and tests. Whenever possible, course handouts,
including this syllabus, will be available in electronic form on the Classics Dept.
A word on plagiarism:
Plagiarism is copying someone else's work without giving credit. Such
copying--from a book, another classmate's paper, or any other source--is dishonest. Any
student submitting plagiarized work will receive a failing grade for that assignment. If
two papers with identical or nearly-identical work are submitted by different students,
both papers will receive a failing grade.
This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that
written or verbal notice is given in class.
This material has been published on the web by Prof.
Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth
College. If you have any questions, you can
contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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