Winter 2020; asynchronous course; prerecorded lectures posted T/Th mornings
Class will be conducted entirely online this quarter. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings I will upload pre-recorded lectures and any related worksheets and answer keys.
Emma Buechner (she/her)
- William J. Dominik, Words and Ideas (Bolchazy Carducci).
The aims of the class are twofold. First, we will seek to improve and increase English vocabulary through a study of the Latin and Greek elements in English, with emphasis on words in current literary and scientific use. The Latin and Greek word roots learned in this course will help you better understand how many English words have evolved and prepare you to continue expanding your English vocabulary well after the class is over. Second, we will examine the ever-changing relationship between language and ideas in order to better understand the continuing impact of classical Greece and Rome on modern culture. This course aims to give you a sense of the stories, words, and ideas that we have adopted from the ancient Greeks and Romans and to help you identify classical influence when you encounter it.