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CLAS 205 D: Bioscientific Vocabulary Building From Latin and Greek

Meeting Time: 
MWF 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
LOW 219
SLN: 
12576
Instructor:
Kaitlyn Boulding
Kaitlyn Boulding

Syllabus Description:

Classics 205, a popular 3 credit course option for all students, is especially useful for those whose main interests are in STEM subjects or who intend to enter the medical field. This is your chance to master scientific and technical vocabulary through study of the Latin and Greek roots used to create the majority of scientific terms. No previous knowledge of Latin or Greek is required.  

Course Aims:

The primary goal of this course is to improve your understanding of technical vocabulary used in the biological sciences. You will learn to assess the meaning of words by breaking them down into component parts that derive from Latin and ancient Greek. By the end of the quarter, you will have expanded both technical and non-technical vocabulary and will be at ease when reading highly specific or rare medical or scientific terminology. 

Required Text:

  • Donald M. Ayers, Bioscientific Terminology: Words from Latin and Greek Stems (The University of Arizona Press).

Reference Text:

  • The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is available free online on the UW Libraries website.

Schedule

 

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Week 1 (9/29 – 9/31)

 

Introduction

Lessons 1 and 2

Week 2 (10/1 – 10/5)

Lessons 3 and 4

Lessons 5 and 6

Quiz 1 (1-8)

Lesson 7 and 8

Week 3 (10/8 – 10/12)

Lesson 9

No Class

Review for Test 1

 

Week 4 (10/15 – 10/19)

Test 1 (1-9)

Lessons 10 and 11

Lessons 12 and 13

Week 5 (10/22 – 10/26)

Quiz 2 (10-15)

Lessons 14 and 15

Lessons 16 and 17

Lesson 18 and 19

Week 6 (10/29 – 11/1)

Lessons 20

Review for Test 2

Test 2 (10 – 20)

 

Week 7 (11/5 – 11/9)

Lessons 21 and 22

Lessons 23 and 24

Quiz 3 (22 – 26);

Lessons 25 and 26

Week 8 (11/12 – 11/16)

No Classes – Veteran’s Day Observed

Lessons 27, 28, and 19

Quiz 4 (27-31)

Lesson 30 and 31

Week 9 (11/19 – 11/23)

Review for Test 3

Test 3 (21-31)

 

No Classes – Thanksgiving

Week 10 (11/26 – 11/30)

Lesson 32

Lessons 33 and 34

Quiz 5 (32 – 36);

Lessons 35 and 36

Week 11 (12/3-12/7)

Lessons 37 and 38

 

Lessons 39 and 40

Final Exam Review

Catalog Description: 
Designed to help the student master the scientific vocabulary of his or her particular field by a study of the Latin and Greek roots that are used to create the majority of scientific terms. No auditors. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:03pm
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