correspondence course


Definition of correspondence course

: a course offered by a correspondence school

Examples of correspondence course in a Sentence

She took a correspondence course in world religions.
Recent Examples on the Web The coursework for that program costs $5,355, and requires a series of online classes, a correspondence course, three one-week sessions in person, plus a final project mentored by a current building biologist. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Something in the Air," 14 May 2020 Prisoners were restricted to correspondence courses until a law passed in 2014 allowing in-person classes. USA TODAY, "No girls, parties, cellphones: California's prison inmates are getting bachelor's degrees," 12 July 2019 While imprisoned, Mnangagwa took correspondence courses. Andrew Meldrum, Fox News, "Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' faces tough challenges as president," 3 Aug. 2018 Higgins signed up for a correspondence course in naval architecture, shifting his work from timber to boats. The Washington Post,, "D-Day: How New Orleans technology helped win the battle and World War II," 6 June 2018 Higgins signed up for a correspondence course in naval architecture, shifting his work from timber to boats. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "D-Day: How American and British technology helped win the battle and World War II," 6 June 2018 There’s Saturday morning yoga, Thursday night art class, correspondence courses in geography, history and other subjects. Peter Rowe,, "Echo Yard, where normal prison rules no longer apply," 8 Apr. 2018 If more than half of a program’s course offerings are via correspondence or more than half of regular students are enrolled in correspondence courses, a school can lose eligibility to participate in the Title IV student-aid programs. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Online School Should Repay $712 Million in Federal Funding, Watchdog Says," 21 Sep. 2017 Carlotta was not deterred, completing 11th grade by taking correspondence courses. Lina Mai, Time, "'I Had a Right to Be at Central': Remembering Little Rock's Integration Battle," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of correspondence course

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Correspondence course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of correspondence course

: a class in which students receive lessons and assignments in the mail or by e-mail and then return completed assignments in order to receive a grade

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