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    a university course - a vocabulary problem

    How much different are the following phrases:
    a course of study,
    a course of studies,
    a university course?
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    Re: a university course - a vocabulary problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ania4 View Post
    How much different are the following phrases:
    a course of study, - 1
    a course of studies, -2
    a university course? -3
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    1 A time spent studying anywhere
    2 A time spent studying at any educational institution, and often a series of them
    3 A time spent studying at a university

    Of course, there's lots of overlap. For example, I have studied at the Open University (which specializes in 'distance learning' - using TV, DVDs, online tutorials, and the Internet). Depending on my communication needs at the time, I might use any of these three expressions.

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    Re: a university course - a vocabulary problem

    Your reply is really useful. Thank you very much. Now I know that I should have asked my question in a different way.

    What does a person chooses when they go to university and decide if they want to study law, medicine or architecture? What do you call these general university "subjects"?
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    Last edited by 4ania4; 20-Dec-2010 at 00:08.

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    Re: a university course - a vocabulary problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ania4 View Post
    Your reply is really useful. Thank you very much. Now I know that I should have asked my question in a different way.

    What does a person chooses when they go to university and decide if they want to study law, medicine or architecture? Are law, medicine and architecture courses? If yes, which from the above?

    Thank you for your help.
    If you're already at a university, there's no need to mention a university course: what you do is 'choose a course [to study]'. You might describe this - once you've chosen - as 'choosing a course of study'.

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