Syllabus


Classics 22: Etymology 9:05-9:55 MWF; 413 Waterman
Z. Philip Ambrose: Office Hours: 1:30-2:30 MWF
481 Main St./ Room 304; Tel: 656-0649; email: Philip.Ambrose@uvm.edu
Webpage: http://www.uvm.edu/~classics/

Required Texts: Ambrose, Gilleland, Schlunk English Etymology, Part I Greek, Part II Latin.

Date Lecture HOMEWORK (* = Do not hand in)

M 1/13 Intro: the Greek Alphabet

W 1/15 Lesson 1 (Greek) Ex. 1.a, cols. 1-3

F 1/17 Lesson 2 Ex. 2.1 (Be careful of diphthongs &
breathing marks.)
M 1/20 Martin Luther King Holiday, NO CLASS

W 1/22 Lesson 3 *Ex. 3.3 (Beware!)

F 1/24 Review: QUIZ on Greek Alphabet

M 1/27 Lesson 4 Ex. 4.1

W 1/29 Lesson 5 Ex. 5.1, cols. 1-2; 5.2 (omit d)

F 1/31 Lesson 6 Ex. 6.4, cols. 3-4; 6.5 (omit f)

M 2/3 Lesson 7 (omit Gk. digits) Ex. 7.3, cols. 1,2, & 4

W 2/5 Lesson 8 *Ex. 8.1; 8.3

F 2/7 Review Review

M 2/10 HOUR TEST ONE (LESSONS 1-8)

W 2/12 Lesson 9 *Ex. 9.1, cols. 1-2

F 2/14 Lesson 10 Ex. 10.1, cols. 1,3, & 4; 10.2, c-i

M 2/17 President's Day Holiday, NO CLASS

W 2/19 Lesson 11 Ex. 11.1, cols. 1-4

F 2/21 NO CLASS

M 2/24 Lesson 12 First Project Due
Ex. 12.1, cols. 1 & 3; 12.3 (omit c)

W 2/26 Lesson 13 Ex. 13.1

F 2/28 Lesson 14 *Ex. 14.2, cols. 2-4; 14.2, c-h

M 3/3 Lesson 15 *Ex. 15.1, cols. 1-2; 15.2

W 3/5 Lesson 16 *Ex. 16.1; 16.2, a-i

F 3/7 Lesson 17 Review Review

M 3/10 HOUR TEST TWO (LESSONS 1-17, emphasis on 9-17)

W 3/12 Lesson 1 (Latin) *Ex. 1

F 3/15 Lesson 2 *Ex. 2.1

M 3/17-F 3/21 Spring Recess

M 3/24 Lesson 3 Second Project Due
*Ex. 3.3, cols. 1-2

W 3/26 Lesson 4 Ex. 4.1, cols. 1-3

F 3/28 Lesson 5 Ex. 5.3, cols. 1,3, & 4

M 3/31 Lesson 6 Ex. 6.4, cols. 1-3

W 4/2 Lesson 7 Ex. 7.2, e-l

F 4/4 Lesson 8 *Ex. 8.1

M 4/7 HOUR TEST THREE (LESSONS 1-8, plus review of Greek 1-17)

W 4/9 Lesson 9 *Ex. 9.3, a-k

F 4/11 LATIN DAY, NO CLASS: volunteer for extra credit! Patrick Gym 9:00-12:30

M 4/14 Lesson 10 *Ex. 10.1, cols. 1-3

W 4/16 Lesson 11 Ex. 11.5, c-p

F 4/18 Lesson 12 Third Project Due
*Ex. 12.2

M 4/21 Lesson 13 Ex. 13.2 & 3, cols. 1-2 (Be careful!)

W 4/23 Lesson 14 Ex. 14.5, cols. 3-4

F 4/25 Lesson 15 *Ex. 15.4

M 4/28 Lesson 16 Review

W 4/30 Lesson 17 Review


FINAL HOUR TEST: Friday, May 2, 2003, at 8:00 A.M. in 413 Waterman.
(Greek 1-16, Latin 1-15; emphasis on Latin 9-15)

There are four hour tests. They are cumulative (part of each test will contain material from sections of the textbook covered in earlier hour tests), unequally weighted as follows:

Hour Test One = 15%; Hour Test Two = 20%; Hour Test Three = 25%; Hour Test Four = 25% Project 1 = 5%; Project 2 = 5%; Project 3 = 5%

Homework will be graded S+, S, S-, or U. A semester of largely S+ homework will add up to 2 points to the final average. A semester of S- or U homework will detract up to 2 points. As in any language class attendance is necessary and expected. More than three unexcused absences will reduce your course grade. Late homework papers cannot be accepted. A missed examination will count as 0 (zero) unless a valid excuse is provided at least a day in advance. Makeup examinations must be arranged for in advance of a missed examination.

Note: There are many resources online that you will want to use regularly, especially
http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm . You can reach this by going to the UVM Home Page, then to Academics, then to Libraries, then to Find Facts and More, then to Online Reference Tools, then Dictionaries and Thesauri, then to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. When you get to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, enter the word you want to study and discover its etymology. You should look up not only all the words in your homework assignments but also every word given as an example in your textbook. You are responsible on hour tests for all the words in the textbooks.

Three course projects:
1) Do a complete etymological analysis of your full name and the full name of one friend.
2) Do an etymological analysis of five technical terms derived from Greek or Latin in the
field of your major.
3) Do an etymological analysis of ten words in a foreign language you have studied.

Please note my office hours. If you cannot meet them, feel free to make an appointment to see me at another time. I am very willing to help you with the material of this course. Since it is a course requiring much memory and since people memorize and learn in different ways, it is important to choose a strategy for memorization that suits you best. I am also happy to help you with the three course projects. I will send emails to the entire class from time to time. Be sure to check your email! I will also answer promptly your emails to me.