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CLAS 101 F: Latin and Greek in Current Use

Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
to be arranged
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
10755
Instructor:
Anna sitting in front of the Parthenon
Anna Muh

Syllabus Description:

Welcome to Classics 101!

Sappho fresco, Pompeii

Syllabus is HERE.

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Instructor: Anna Muh (she/her/hers), amuh@uw.edu

Office Hours: by appointment only, on Zoom.

 

Classics 101 has for many years been a popular 2-credit course option for students throughout UW.  The course is designed 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 elements 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.  More than that, the course examines the ever-changing relationship between language and ideas in order to better understand the continuing impact of classical Greece and Rome on modern culture.  Classics 101 gives you a sense of the words, ideas, and stories that we have adopted from the ancient Greeks and Romans, and helps you identify classical influence when you encounter it.  Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required.

The required textbook is Dominik’s Words and Ideas.

This course counts for the following General Education requirement:  A&H

Please note that this course is offered online in asynchronous format

Catalog Description: 
Designed 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. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits: 
2.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 8, 2024 - 10:26pm
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