CLAS 2233 NT

Scientific Terminology

The Greek and Latin origins of the technical vocabulary of modern science. For biology and pre-med students, but of obvious interest to students of all sciences. An examination of the Greek and Latin root words in scientific terminology and their combination and modification in English.

Instructor: Dr Katherine Liong
Prerequisites:
 30h of university courses or permission of the professor
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


In this course, you'll build skills that will facilitate future study in areas of particular interest to you. No previous experience of Greek or Latin, or of anatomy or physiology, is required.

Topics include:

  • Basic meanings of modern terms
  • How these terms were created
  • Rules which govern the formation of new terms

Through the course, you'll gain an understanding of the components of scientific terminology, and acquire basic scientific literacy.