course·​work | \ ˈkȯrs-ˌwərk How to pronounce coursework (audio) \

Definition of coursework

: 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

First Known Use of coursework

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Coursework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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