What Is a College Course?
A College Course is a class offered by a college or university. College Courses are usually part of a program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree. Read on for more specifics about College Courses.
College Course Formats
College Courses are offered by colleges or universities. On-campus courses are usually in a lecture format where students attend a talk on a specific subject presented by a professor or instructor. Some College Courses, especially those dealing with science, include a laboratory component where students partake in hands-on experiences. Other courses might be taught in smaller groups allowing for discussion and interaction between students and the instructor.
Online College Courses
More and more College Courses are available online. Online courses might include video lecture or presentations, interactive presentations, animation, text or recommended readings. Students might have some interaction with instructors and fellow students through email, online chat sessions or discussion boards.
Subjects of College Courses
College Courses are available on almost any subject. However, different institutions may offer narrower choices. Colleges and universities offer degrees in specific areas that courses offerings fit within or complement as electives.
Where to Take College Courses
College Courses are offered through community colleges, state universities, online institutions, private colleges or junior colleges. Students looking for College Courses can contact their local institution for a catalog of the courses available. Students can search the Internet using a tool, such as the National Center for Education Statistic's College Navigator, www.nces.ed.gov, to locate an institution offering a specific program of interest.