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An academic course has different purposes for different students. Some courses can be short, introductory explanations of a certain field while others can be more in depth. Courses may be taught online or in a classroom across multiple weeks or months.

What is a course in general studies? "General" varies depending on the institution. A school focusing on fine arts will have mostly artistic topics in a general studies course, while at a tech school this course may be mostly scientific. A general studies course can also be an introduction to a field, such as a course focusing on logic and the Socratic method as a precursor to studying philosophy. Other courses may serve to bridge a gap between two fields.

The skills you gain taking a course in general studies vary from course to course, but some include organization, reading comprehension and communication. Organization helps you be efficient, while reading comprehension and communication are useful when applying for a job or signing a contract.

The cost of a single course usually depends on the school you attend. Costs can also vary depending on the length of the general studies course and whether it is online or in a classroom.

Because general studies courses are so diverse, the job opportunities associated with this course also have a lot of variation. As part of a degree or certificate, this course could lead to entry-level positions in industry, sales, finance, education or art. Some job titles you can search for include sales associate, bank teller, teaching assistant and baker, depending on the degree or certificate you pursue.

Courses in general studies are available all over the world at many different schools. Some campuses offer online courses and distance learning opportunities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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54 Results in General Studies

Toronto School of Management

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Gold Learning Partner status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which has over 5,000 members and ... [+]

ACCA Part Time Course

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Gold Learning Partner status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which has over 5,000 members and students in Canada. The Gold Learning Partner approval gives us recognition as an ACCA Learning provider in Canada. In order to be recognized, institutions must meet ACCA’s high-performance standards including the evaluation of our student feedback, tutors, student reviews, facilities, mock exams and much more.

This course teaches ACCA differently, giving you more study hours and adding value to the core modules. You will benefit from:

More quality hours Highly experienced tutors Free ACCA paper re-sit* 24/7 online support Route to a BSc ... [-]
Canada Toronto
November 2019
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
Royal University Center Maria Cristina

The Illusionist Program offered by the Royal University Center Escorial-María Cristina is a recognition of illusionism as one of the Fine Arts. ... [+]

Learn magician magic in each of their specialties

The Illusionist Program offered by the Royal University Center Escorial-María Cristina is a recognition of illusionism as one of the Fine Arts.

Recipients

Holders of the Superior Degree in Illusionism of RCU Escorial-María Cristina or with the right to it.

As an exception, the course may be admitted, although without access to the title of Illusionist Grand Master, to students who have attended as listeners to the three courses of the Superior Degree in Illusionism.

The duration is one academic year. Nine weekends, one per month.

Study plans

The subjects are distributed in the following nine blocks

Block 1: Illusionism and TheaterBlock 2: Admiistrative / Business Aspects of the ActivityBlock 3: Social Applications of Illusionism: Therapeutic MagicBlock 4: MastersBlock 5: Master Class of Wizards World ChampionsBlock 6: Related ArtsBlock 7: Great Wizards of the PastBlock 8: Special Theory TeachersBlock 9: Spanish Magicians of Recognized PrestigeTeaching staff responsible for teaching... [-]
Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish (Spain)
Part-time
8 months
Campus
California State University, East Bay

The Visiting Student Program is designed to allow international students who meet the required standards in English proficiency to experience one or two semesters of univ ... [+]

Education and learning comes in various forms. Through the Visiting Student Program at California State University, East Bay, you can experience the California lifestyle, U.S. culture, diverse people, and academics in one of the most exciting and unique locations in the world, the San Francisco Bay Area. Stay for a summer, a semester, or longer. Regardless of the time, you’ll embark on an experience of a lifetime.

The San Francisco Bay Area

The beautiful, scenic, multicultural San Francisco Bay Area offers all the amenities of a major metropolitan setting and serves as a great base from which to explore all of Northern California. The campus is just 30 to 40 minutes away from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, and Silicon Valley. Cal State East Bay’s spectacular hilltop Hayward campus is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, giving the comfort and security of a family community.... [-]

USA Hayward
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Full-time
9 - 16 weeks
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

For a semester or full academic year, you choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside other college students while taking ... [+]

For a semester or full academic year, you choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside other college students while taking new and innovative classes that you wouldn't find at your home university.

Take advantage of this study-abroad opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

Outside of class, spend your free time exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, networking with your classmates and professors, participating in student groups, receiving guidance from your peer mentor, and immersing yourself in this vibrant, multicultural environment. You'll also receive academic advising and graduate school admissions support as part of your experience.... [-]

USA Berkeley
January 2020
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Short Courses in Science ... [+]

Best Courses in General Studies 2019/2020. Short Courses in Science Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Details Certificate in Cyber Security Available on request R20000 Grade 12 2 years Industry experience in Cyber Security science@uj.ac.za Higher Certificate in Information Technology 1 year Full-time (minimum) 2 years Part-time R32000 Grade 12 science@uj.ac.za Advanced Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R6000 Degree/diploma and preferably teachers teaching Geography at FET level. Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Basic Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R5500 Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R10000 Diploma or Degree in Science, Humanities or Education science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 1: Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies. science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 2: Remote Sensing and Image Processing 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information System, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies science@uj.ac.za Semi-Thin Wax Sections for Histology 40 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field science@uj.ac.za Functional Ecology of Rivers and Wetlands 200 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate fiel d science@uj.ac.za Introductory Geology 3 months part-time R4000 *Currently employed Mineral Identification personnel with experience science@uj.ac.za ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Academy of York

This NQF aligned and SABPP accredited will take a closer look at facilitating growth and skills development within the workplace. Students who successfully complete this ... [+]

Overview

Accreditation: SABPP & NQF Aligned

This NQF aligned and SABPP accredited will take a closer look at facilitating growth and skills development within the workplace. Students who successfully complete this course will earn 30 NQF credits.

Section 1: Outcomes based on Education and Training Section 2: Developing the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) Section 3: Quality Assurance in Training

Academy of York students will receive continuous information and support, over and above the prescribed course material, to assist students to achieve in their studies. Students will have 6 months to complete this SABPP accredited and NQF aligned short course

Assessment and Award ... [-]
South Africa Randburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Leysin American School

Get ready to learn. Get ready to push yourself. Get ready to have fun. And get ready for high school. The LAS middle school provides a solid background in core academics ... [+]

Get ready for Middle School!

Get ready to learn. Get ready to push yourself. Get ready to have fun. And get ready for high school.

The LAS middle school provides a solid background in core academics and the freedom to explore individual talents in a variety of 5-week courses. We mix traditional and innovative education to mold interested – and interesting – young people.

The goal of the Middle School is to give students a strong base on which to build their success in later grades through the LAS values of academic challenge, balanced program, community harmony, and international understanding.

A Self-Contained Program

The Middle School is largely a self-contained program where students interact mostly with other grade 7 and 8 students and their faculty. Students enjoy scheduled activities, as well as special programs for the weekends. Middle School cultural trips will only be for students in grades 7 and 8.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
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Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
Campus
MasterPrep International

The GMAT ® (Graduate Management Admission Test) is required for admission to MBA and other post-graduate programs at the most important universities and business schools. ... [+]

The GMAT ® (Graduate Management Admission Test) is required for admission to MBA and other post-graduate programs at the most important universities and business schools.

The GMAT assesses the examinee with 4 different sections: Analytical Writing Assignment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Section, Verbal Section.

ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT

This section requires the writing of an essay that is later scanned and scored to evaluate the reasonableness of the assumptions and conclusions that the essay offers.

INTEGRATED REASONING

This section tests the ability to assess information and data coming from different sources, such as charts, tables, emails, etc.... [-]

Italy Milan Rome Naples Switzerland Zürich  + 2 More
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
Crandall University

The Oxford Programme is designed to be an unforgettable educational experience. We want our students to go beyond the comforts of home and learn a little more about their ... [+]

The years spent studying toward your undergraduate degree are said to be among the most exciting of your life; but who says they can’t be even better?

What if you could spend one semester as an associate student at Oxford University? What if during your stay you lived with a friendly British family in a small, safe, and very picturesque town just a few train stops from Oxford?

What if your classes were taught by local experts in their fields, and what if those same classes sometimes left the classroom to study on-site at museums, theatres, gardens, the U.K. Parliament, and other related sites? What if you could do your class research in one of the world’s greatest libraries?... [-]

Canada Moncton
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
American College of Norway

This seminar will focus on selected bioethical, economic, environmental and/or political topics as they relate to the sciences, while emphasizing global perspectives and ... [+]

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full-time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

This seminar will focus on selected bioethical, economic, environmental and/or political topics as they relate to the sciences, while emphasizing global perspectives and social responsibility.

Students will examine the origins, evolution and current trends through multiple modes of information including text, video, podcasts, and other resources.

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Norway Moss
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IES Abroad

Our program offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in St. Catherine’s College, one of the 38 self-governing colleges that together make up the University of Oxford ... [+]

Overview

Imagine yourself sitting in class, listening to your professor lecturing about Shakespeare’s plays or Winston Churchill’s policies. But you’re not at your home university—you’re learning in England, where these famous figures lived. This is your chance to study at one of the most renowned universities in the world: the University of Oxford.

Our program offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in St. Catherine’s College, one of the 38 self-governing colleges that together make up the University of Oxford. In 2013, the University of Oxford ranked as the 4th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

Enjoy studying at one of the oldest universities in the world—teaching existed here in some form as early as 1096. Today, Oxford has a total student population of more than 21,000, with more than 140 nationalities represented in its student body, and is a renowned seat of learning and tradition. The student body at the University of Oxford is diverse, as well as its professors—about 40% of the University’s academic staff are citizens of countries other than the United Kingdom.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
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Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

As a student in this program, you will enjoy a variety of courses in small classrooms which will enable you hands-on learning both in class and through field trips. BGU o ... [+]

As a student in this program, you will enjoy a variety of courses in small classrooms which will enable you hands-on learning both in class and through field trips. BGU offers a vibrant campus life in Beer Sheva, a diverse, convenient and friendly student-oriented city. With Israeli students, international students from countries all around the world, helpful staff, and trips throughout Israel– a significant experience is awaiting you.The program is geared towards college/university students pursuing their bachelors or master's degree. We also cater to high school graduates who are interested in a gap year experience.

Application deadlines:

Fall / Full Year – May 1stSpring – November 1st... [-]

Israel Be'er Sheva
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Campus
Collegium Civitas

Internships are the best way to gain hands-on experience in your area of study. For almost two decades Collegium Civitas has been building a network of internships placem ... [+]

Overview

Internships are the best way to gain hands-on experience in your area of study. For almost two decades Collegium Civitas has been building a network of internships placements consisting of several dozen of leading organizations in Warsaw. Among them there are national and international, nongovernmental and state, as well as, media, business and cultural institutions.

An internship program is one of these institutions will give you the perfect opportunity to expand and diversify your work experience, which you can later include in your professional portfolio and resume. As a result, you will increase your competitive chances to meet the high demands of the labour market. Internships are supervised by the internship coordinator coordinator at Collegium Civitas. Optional academic credit can be awarded based on satisfactory completion of work and academic expectations, including a regular journal and final paper.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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Full-time
Campus
Cal Poly English Language Institute

The Academic Studies Program (A.S.P.) at the Cal Poly English Language Institute provides qualified international students the opportunity to enroll in credit classes at ... [+]

What is the Cal Poly Pomona Academic Studies Program?

The Academic Studies Program (A.S.P.) at the Cal Poly English Language Institute provides qualified international students the opportunity to enroll in credit classes at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP). In addition, the A.S.P. offers students a variety of classes and support services designed to enhance student success in these credit classes. Students may enter the program at different stages based on official transcripts and official English proficiency scores (iBT TOEFL, IELTS, and/or iTEP) submitted with the A.S.P. application. At each stage of the program, students may enroll in a combination of credit classes and non-credit contact-hour classes in order to maintain a full-course of study.... [-]

USA Pomona
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

Want to go to the tip of the Earth? You might explore the Antarctic with its glaciers, the botanic wonderland of the Juan Fernandez Islands, or Easter Island with its fam ... [+]

Want to go to the tip of the Earth? You might explore the Antarctic with its glaciers, the botanic wonderland of the Juan Fernandez Islands, or Easter Island with its famous giant statues, the Moai.

Glance

Scholarships available

385 - Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund 368 - YFU Community Grant 384 - YFU Financial Aid Fund

Age Requirement

Spring departure: January 1, 2000 - January 1, 2003. Fall departure: August 1, 2000 - August 1, 2003. University: August 1, 1994 - August 1, 2000.

Students who do not meet this age requirement or who will graduate from high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus