correspondence course

noun

: a course offered by a correspondence school

Example Sentences

She took a correspondence course in world religions.
Recent Examples on the Web In high school, Kingsolver took a correspondence course in philosophy, read Hume, Kant and Tolstoy when her peers were making out in cars, and won a piano scholarship to DePauw University in Indiana. Penelope Green, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2022 Hadley’s Braille correspondence course taught a new Braille letter every two weeks. Sameer Doshi, Good Housekeeping, 27 Oct. 2022 The twins decide to enroll in a writing correspondence course, which is both their salvation and their downfall. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 Students must pass chemistry, microbiology, and algebra tests through a college correspondence course, before passing a state exam. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2022 During his time in the Navy, Cosby earns his high school diploma through a correspondence course. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 24 June 2020 To learn the basics of photography, Biren enrolled in a correspondence course and took a job at a mom-and-pop camera store. Sasha Archibald, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2021 During his ten years in prison, Hector Guadalupe trained fellow inmates and eventually became certified as a personal trainer through a correspondence course. Karen Iorio Adelson, Curbed, 29 Mar. 2021 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, 14 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of correspondence course was in 1902

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“Correspondence course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correspondence%20course. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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