The department of Classics offers the following courses in Languages for Specific Purposes

Classics Courses for Specific Purposes

CLCS 234 - Medical and Scientific Terminology from Greek and Latin Roots

Ninety to ninety-five percent of scientific-technical vocabulary and medical terminology come from Latin and Greek roots and affixes. This course will enable students in scientific and medical disciplines to develop a foundational core of Greek and Latin roots and affixes from which they will be able to decipher and easily commit to memory the core terminology in the various sciences and medicine.

CLCS 385 - Science, Medicine, and Magic in the Ancient West

Study of the development of the idea of rationality in the West through the examination of the evolution of Greek and Roman sciences, with emphasis on medicine and astronomy.

For more information or questions about Classics for Specific Purposes courses, please contact Elizabeth Mercier (

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