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Courses of study

apprenticeship

noun

employment as an apprentice

articles

noun

the final part of the education of a professional person, for example a lawyer, during which they work for a company

class

noun

a series of classes in a particular subject

concentration

noun

a major at a college or university

correspondence course

noun

an educational course that you take at home, receiving your work and sending it back by mail or by e-mail

course

noun

a series of classes or lectures in an academic subject or a practical skill

crash course

noun

a course of study in which you are taught a lot about a subject in a short time

day school

noun

an educational course that lasts one day

doctoral

adjective

related to studying for a doctorate

ed.

abbreviation

education: used in the names of some courses of study involving education

elective

adjective

an elective class or course in school or college is one that you choose to take, rather than one that you must take

elective

noun

a course or class that you choose to do, rather than one that you must do

evening class

noun

a series of classes for adults in a particular subject that they go to in the evening

extension

noun

a set of courses provided by a college for people who are not able to go to classes at the college itself or are not able to go during the normal class times

foundation course

noun

in the U.K., a course at a university or college that covers a range of subjects at a basic level and prepares students for a longer, more advanced course

honors

noun

used about courses in college or high school that are more difficult than the regular courses

major

noun

a student’s main subject at a college or university

minor

noun

a university or college subject or area of study that is less important and involves less work than a student’s main subject

modular

adjective

a modular course of study is divided into separate sections called modules

MOOC

noun

massive open online course: a course of study offered over the Internet which is free and has a very large number of participants

night school

noun

classes in the evening for people who work during the day

PGCE

noun

Postgraduate Certificate of Education: in the U.K., a course of study that you do after getting a university degree so that you can teach in a state school

prerequisite

noun

a course that you must take before you are allowed to take another particular course

program

noun

a course of study in a college or university

refresher course

noun

a short course of study in which you learn about new developments in a subject that you studied before, or improve your knowledge of it

sandwich course

noun

an educational course in which students have practical experience of the subject between periods of study

summer school

noun

a course of study held at a school, college, or university during the summer vacation

track

noun

a course of study that students of one level or ability all take together

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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