Independent Learning: Classics

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Classics Courses

Our distance learning program in Classics offers you the flexibility and convenience of taking a Classics class at “your pace, your place” from experienced, highly qualified, and caring instructors.

Classics courses are a requirement of many degree programs and are a popular elective. The flexible pace of our distance education history courses allows you to fully absorb the material and enjoy the experience. Geography courses may earn up to 3 university-level credits (seek pre-approval from your department or institute). Classes are available online.


Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms (Online, 3 Credits)

Develop skills for understanding the specialized vocabulary used by healthcare professionals.

Provides a methodology for analyzing and understanding medical terms. Skill-building exercises in each unit provide practice: breaking down a term into its parts (prefixes, stems and suffixes), supplying the meaning of each part, defining the term, and explaining its etymology.  Course units cover vocabulary in a range of areas, including: bones, breathing, muscles, nerves, sex, sight, sound, and the vascular and alimentary systems.

Classical Mythology (Online, 3 Credits)

Study the myths and legends of Greece and Rome and their importance for the history of Western artistic, psychologica,l and imaginative experience.

Follows the history of classical myth from its earliest roots in Mesopotamian myth and Greek political and cultural history through its later reworking in Roman myth.  Designed especially for students investigating classical myth for the first time. Readings include The Iliad and The Odyssey.

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Classics Facilitator:

Matt Hogan