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 Over the next decade, this man, who studied engineering by correspondence course, was responsible for the nine exquisite bridges that spanned the L.A. River in the years before it was paved. Patt Morrisoncolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 Throughout their life together, one or both of them taught creative writing, gave lectures and readings, operated a correspondence course for would-be poets, edited poetry magazines and anthologies, judged contests, and wrote and sold their own poetry, sometimes for joint book projects. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Nov. 2021 That must have been one hell of a correspondence course. Patt Morrisoncolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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