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U244-205 Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms

In this course, as we study the Greek and Latin origins of medical terminology, we hope to steer between the two extremes of an excessively abstract study of word origins and a too-narrow, memorize-the-word-lists approach. While it is true that technical terminologies confront the student with a daunting number of words to know, it is equally true that a proper methodology for analyzing and understanding new terms can reduce an otherwise onerous task to a dynamic word assimilation process. And that is the object of this course, with its dual emphasis on reflective study and an active practice of word analysis and explication.

Course Syllabus

Course Information
PrerequisitesHigh school graduation or consent of adviser
Credits3 undergraduate credits
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Delivery MethodOnline
Course Start DateDate payment received
Course End Date1 year after start date
Registration DeadlineNone
Course Tuition*$981
Administrative Fee$75 (nonrefundable)
Total Tuition and Fees$1056 (not including materials)
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Course Materials
Bioscientific Terminology : Words from Latin and Greek Stems
(ISBN: 9780816503056)

Medical and Biological Terminologies: Classical Origins
(ISBN: 9780806130293)

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