survey course

sur·​vey course | \ ˈsər-ˌvā- How to pronounce survey course (audio) \

Definition of survey course

: a course treating briefly the chief topics of a broad field of knowledge

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Over the decades, thousands of students took his his Old Testament survey courses. al, 10 Mar. 2020 Running through Nier: Automata’s various endings (there are 16!) is like taking a survey course in philosophy. Matthew Gault, Time, 9 Mar. 2020 The article begins, Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one course. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 27 Jan. 2020 One fine day the open windows of the lecture hall in which the slight, bespectacled professor was conducting a survey course in American diplomatic history admitted the sound of screeching automobile tires. James Grant, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of survey course

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Survey course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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