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U244-205 Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms

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.

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Course Information
PrerequisitesNone; Appropriate for advanced high school and first-year or higher college students
Credits3 undergraduate credits
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Delivery MethodOnline
Course Start DateDate payment received
Course End Date6 months 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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