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 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 Prisoners were restricted to correspondence courses until a law passed in 2014 allowing in-person classes. USA TODAY, 12 July 2019 While imprisoned, Mnangagwa took correspondence courses. Andrew Meldrum, Fox News, 3 Aug. 2018 Higgins signed up for a correspondence course in naval architecture, shifting his work from timber to boats. The Washington Post,, 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, 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of correspondence course

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of correspondence course was in 1902

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“Correspondence course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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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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