LING 202 Explorations in English Etymology




This course is an introduction to the origin and structure of English words: the study of etymology. Through an analysis of English vocabulary, we will learn about the history of the English language as well as learn how linguistic analysis works. Students will learn how to distinguish native words from borrowed words, and with borrowed words, learn to recognize the Latin, Greek and French origins of English words.

Course Notes

LING 202 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

LING 100 and 102 are highly recommended.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

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