Structure of English Words
This course presents an introduction to the structure of English words of classical origin, including most common base forms and rules by which alternate forms are derived.
What you can learn.
- Identify structural elements of English words and how they combine into the vocabulary of English
- Understand the historical development of the English vocabulary
- Analyze complex words, including scientific and technical words
About this course:This course presents an introduction to the structure of English words of classical origin, including most common base forms and rules by which alternate forms are derived. Students may expect to achieve substantial enrichment of their vocabulary while learning about etymology, semantic change, and abstract rules of English word formation. Instruction offers an introduction to the structure of English words by comparing them with words of other languages. Special attention is given to the learned and academic vocabulary in English, mainly originating in Greek, Latin, and French. This course is especially suited for students interested in improving their knowledge of English academic words. Transferable for UC credit.
Fall 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Fulfills in part the General Education requirement of the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam.
Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 2, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.