course·​work ˈkȯrs-ˌwərk How to pronounce coursework (audio)
: work that is assigned or performed as part of a course of study
The rigorous program combines coursework in … engineering and seminar classes in the ethical, legal, regulatory, communication, and business aspects of the biotechnology industry with over a thousand hours of research.Angela Trepanier
Colleges and universities often offer discounted tuition for those 55 and older to partake in most coursework within their catalog (ranging from physical education to Eastern philosophy).Dr. Andrew Weil
When Brandenn was four, his parents started him on the Perkins County elementary-school coursework, and within two years he'd finished the fourth-grade curriculum.Eric Konigsberg

Examples of coursework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtual labs, adaptive simulations and interactive games are emerging to further engage students in their coursework. Gaurav Tewari, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The undergraduate program offers coursework in topics including machine learning, computing algorithms, data analytics, and advanced robotics. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Senate Bill 3 made inclusion of those topics in coursework impermissible. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 To qualify for the CMA program, candidates must complete specific coursework in accounting and finance. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 That coursework looks something like this: A 15-page intake form that helps Nobile assess clients’ level of self-love, four books to read including Signs by Laureline Jackson and The Four Agreements, and an eight-page document on everything from the art of bantering to core alignments. Hillary Hoffower, Fortune, 27 Jan. 2024 Similarly, look at college programs that offer coursework that matches your goals. Harriette Cole, The Mercury News, 6 Jan. 2024 Simpkins takes in-person art classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and finds her general coursework easy. Melissa Noel, Essence, 24 Jan. 2024 Most online courses tend to be self-paced, which means that your materials and coursework are accessible at any time. Nafeesah Allen, Parents, 21 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coursework was in 1890

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“Coursework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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