Aug 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CLA 224 - Medical Etymology


This course explains the Greek and Latin roots of the language of medical science, and encourages mastery of these elements as essential to understanding medical language.  In addition to etymological study, the course will investigate word origins in their cultural and mythological contexts.  Students will learn to become morphological surgeons, dissecting the layered and sometimes cumbersome language of the body and its treatments.

Counts toward the major in Classical Languages and Literature, the major in Classical Studies, and the minor in Classical Studies.
Counts as an elective in the Public Health interdisciplinary minor.

Prerequisites & Notes
Students at all levels welcome. (Not offered in 2021-2022)