This course will provide an overview of the principles of identifying the etymologies in the English language, particularly the Greek and Roman roots of English words. The course will present the fundamentals of word creation, the basic principles of Greek and Latin needed to identify English roots, and a basic history of the English language.
Congratulations! You are taking one of a dozen courses in the CUNY system chosen to be part of the Futures Initiative. This is an honor, one that will come with many exciting opportunities for you. There are no additional assignments, no add-on course work for this course. However, one difference is that much of what we do this semester will be public.
In our course, you will be learning the content and methods of this subject. You will also be developing study and learning skills, communication, collaboration, time management, and project management skills. These will serve you throughout your college career, in the workplace, and even in everyday life. We will be doing some group work, guided by research principles that have been designed to ensure your success in the classroom and beyond.
Learning Outcomes — By the end of the semester, it is expected that you will learn to:
Read a dictionary entry
1. Use etymological information and clues to understand words
2. Make educated and reasoned estimations when guessing the meanings of unfamiliar words
3. “Work backwards” and argue the meaning on an unknown word in a given context
Identify the principles of word formation and language study
4. Analyze language as a means of creating culture
5. Trace the formation of the English language, particularly those words with Latin and Greek roots
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.