Etymology | Guerin Catholic High School


Grades 10-12
1 credit
Prerequisite: none

Etymology provides instruction in the derivation of English words and word families from their Latin and Greek roots. It also provides a study of the connotative and denotative meaning of words in a variety of contexts. Students study the origins and meanings of English words, including roots, prefixes, suffixes, and reasons for language change. This course introduces students to tools and resources for etymological study and encourages them to be curious about the English language.