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    Default intellectual course

    "I think you will find this course as not a vocational course--not primarily a vocational course--but an intellectual course about how things really work."
    what does intellectual course mean? what the difference between intellectual course and vocational course?
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    Default Re: intellectual course

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    "I think you will find this course as not a vocational course--not primarily a vocational course--but an intellectual course about how things really work."
    What does intellectual course mean? What is the difference between an intellectual course and a vocational course?
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    This is a strange use of 'find ... as'. If people find it vocational, that's what they do (no 'as'). They might 'see it as <adjective>' and find out their perception is mistaken. They may also 'treat it as' something; but that would not fit this context: for example 'England will treat this as a warm-up match'.

    So this course description would be clearer if it had said "I think you will find this course to be not a vocational course"; or (better, I think) '... you will find that this is not a vocational course'.

    Now - to answer the question! An intellectual course is one that involves and requires use of the intellect; a vocational course involves practical training in a skill required for a career.

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