Meaning of COURSE in English

COURSE

I.

noun

1 complete series of lessons or lectures

ADJECTIVE

▪ computer , psychology , Spanish , etc.

▪ crash , intensive

▪ short

▪ two-day , two-week , etc.

▪ advanced , beginners' , intermediate , introductory

▪ college-level , graduate-level (both AmE )

▪ day ( BrE ), evening ( esp. BrE ), night ( AmE )

▪ elective ( AmE )

Psychology is offered as an elective ~.

▪ required ( AmE )

Students take required ~s in music theory and performance.

▪ refresher , remedial

He enrolled in a remedial mathematics ~.

▪ induction ( BrE )

▪ training

▪ correspondence , online , Web-based

▪ external ( BrE )

▪ in-house ( esp. BrE )

VERB + COURSE

▪ attend , do , take

He took a crash ~ in Spanish.

▪ enrol on ( BrE ), join ( esp. BrE ), sign up for

▪ teach

▪ offer , run

The school runs ~s all year round.

▪ design , develop

We have designed the ~ for students at all levels of ability.

▪ complete , finish

She has completed a ~ in first aid.

▪ pass

▪ fail , flunk ( informal , esp. AmE )

COURSE + VERB

▪ run

The ~ runs from January till March.

▪ consist of sth , cover sth , focus on sth , include sth

The ~ consists of both lectures and practical workshops.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

a ~ in art history

▪ ~ on

a ~ on the development of capitalism

2 ( esp. BrE ) period of study at a college/university

ADJECTIVE

▪ full-time , part-time

▪ one-year , two-year , etc.

▪ access ( BrE ), foundation ( BrE )

▪ graduate , postgraduate , undergraduate

▪ degree , diploma , honours/honors

a joint-honours ~ in French and Russian ( BrE )

▪ mathematics , physics , psychology , etc.

▪ academic

▪ vocational

▪ sandwich ( BrE )

VERB + COURSE

▪ offer , run

the only university in the UK to offer ~s in computer games technology

▪ complete , finish

▪ drop out of

3 route/direction

VERB + COURSE

▪ alter , change , reverse ( esp. AmE )

The boat altered ~ during the storm.

▪ chart , plot , set

We set ~ for Vancouver Island.

▪ navigate , steer

▪ follow

The path follows the ~ of the river.

▪ resume

The plane resumed its original ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ off ~

We're a long way off ~.

▪ on ~

We're on ~ for our destination.

PHRASES

▪ on a collision ~

The two planes were on a collision ~.

▪ be blown off ~

The boat was blown off ~.

4 way of acting

ADJECTIVE

▪ best , better

▪ prudent

Taking action without knowing all the facts would not be a prudent ~.

VERB + COURSE

▪ adopt , choose , follow , pursue , steer , take

She shrewdly steered a middle ~ between the two factions.

It was the best ~ of action to take in the circumstances.

COURSE + VERB

▪ be open to sb

It was the only ~ open to him.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of action

5 development of sth over a period of time

ADJECTIVE

▪ natural , normal , usual

It's best to let things follow their natural ~.

VERB + COURSE

▪ change

an event that changed the ~ of his life

▪ reverse ( esp. AmE )

The dollar fell sharply for two days, and then reversed ~.

▪ affect , decide , determine , dictate , influence , shape

War has determined the ~ of much of human history.

▪ follow , run , take

Her career followed a similar ~ to her sister's.

We could do nothing but let the disease run its ~.

▪ resume

Prices resumed their upward ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ during the ~ of

during the ~ of the war

▪ in the ~ of

In the ~ of time, I began to understand.

PHRASES

▪ the ~ of history

This was an event that changed the ~ of history.

▪ in due ~ (= at the appropriate time; eventually)

▪ in the normal ~ of events , in the ordinary ~ of events

In the normal ~ of events, you should get a reply by Monday.

▪ let nature take its ~

When the dog responded so badly to the treatment, we decided to let nature take its ~ (= stop treating it and let it die naturally) .

6 part of a meal

ADJECTIVE

▪ main

▪ first , second , etc.

PREPOSITION

▪ for a/the ~

We had chicken for our main ~.

7 in a sport/a race

ADJECTIVE

▪ golf

▪ nine-hole

▪ obstacle , race (usually racecourse ) ( BrE ) ( racetrack in AmE )

VERB + COURSE

▪ complete

Only ten yachts completed the ~.

▪ build , design

8 series of medical treatments

VERB + COURSE

▪ give sb , put sb on

She's been put on a ~ of injections.

▪ prescribe (sb)

▪ take

▪ complete , finish

If you are prescribed antibiotics, it's important to finish the ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of antibiotics

II.

verb

Course is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ adrenalin , ↑ blood

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .