survey course


sur·​vey course ˈsər-ˌvā- How to pronounce survey course (audio)
: a course treating briefly the chief topics of a broad field of knowledge

Examples of survey course in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, prepare to take notes on a veritable survey course on navigational and constitutional law. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Taken in sequentially, Lepore’s essays constitute a dizzying, entertaining and urgent survey course on contemporary American life. Jonathan Russell Clark, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Teaching the survey course would benefit the faculty as well. Wight Martindale Jr., WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 In a grand survey course, Mansfield introduces students to ancient political philosophers, medieval political philosophers, and modern ones. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 3 Oct. 2022 Speaking with Calbi can feel like taking a survey course in rock and pop history. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 4 Dec. 2021 Co-authored with Katie Parla and out Nov. 19, his book provides a survey course in evaluating ingredients. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 In his latest book, Yergin provides an engaging survey course on the lifeblood of modern civilization – where the world has been and where it is likely headed. David Holahan, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2020 Starting next year, Yale will, controversially, offer four thematic survey courses covering art across the globe. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 6 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of survey course was in 1916

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“Survey course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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