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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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55 Results in General Studies

Toronto School of Management

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Silver Learning Partner status by ACCA. The Silver Learning Partner approval gives us recognition as an ACCA Learning Provid ... [+]

Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Silver Learning Partner status by ACCA. The Silver Learning Partner approval gives us recognition as an ACCA Learning Provider in Canada. The Silver Learning Partner program has been designed as a pathway to Gold Approved Learning Partner. Enjoy 5% early bird discount if you pay your tuition fees in full.

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

Our Campus is a licensed computer based examination (CBE) centre for ACCA global body. Students have the option to take on demand CBE for papers AB, MA, FA and LW.... [-]

Canada Toronto
March 2019
Full-time
55 weeks
Campus
Drew University

Study Abroad with English is a long-term program that combines Academic English language study with the chance to experience undergraduate courses at Drew University. Thi ... [+]

Study Abroad with English is a long-term program that combines Academic English language study with the chance to experience undergraduate courses at Drew University. This unique program allows students to earn college credits in their field of interest without having to enroll in a long-term degree program.

With prior approval from a student's home university, the academic courses studied at Drew can earn credits toward an undergraduate degree in his or her home country. Earned credits may also be applied to a degree program at Drew pending admission.

The length of the Study Abroad program will vary depending on a student's needs. The program can be customized for different levels of English and for specific academic interests.... [-]

USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Manhattan Prep: GMAT, GRE, LSAT Test Prep

From live in-person and online GRE classes to online lessons you can do at your own pace, we have the perfect GRE prep for you. ... [+]

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Available both in-person and online, Manhattan Prep GRE Private Tutoring is a flexible option that gives you personalized 1-on-1 instruction with one of our world-class GRE instructors. It’s a great way to supplement your existing studies or make it your all-in way to prep for test day. IDEAL FOR:Students looking for 1-on-1 study tailored to their skill-level.

1-on-1 personalized instruction Available in-person and online Ideal for study tailored to your skill-level Live GRE Course ... [-]
USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
The College At Brockport State University Of New York

Delta College takes its name from the ancient Greek symbol for change because it provides an unconventional education that equips students with the knowledge and skills t ... [+]

Delta College takes its name from the ancient Greek symbol for change because it provides an unconventional education that equips students with the knowledge and skills to be the agents of change in an ever-changing world.

GRADUATE IN 3 YEARS!

Interested in saving time and money?! Who wouldn't be? Joining Delta College could save you as much as $20,000! Delta College began in the 1970's as a time-shortened degree option and continues to maintain that identity for a variety of majors. A student with one of the following majors can graduate in as little as three years (or 99 credits instead of the traditional 120 credits) as long as they have completed the Delta requirements and their major requirements.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
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
January 2020
Campus
Magoosh

We're the Shortest Distance Between You and an Acceptance Letter! Improve your GMAT® score by at least 50 points. Learn it the easy way. ... [+]

We're the Shortest Distance Between You and an Acceptance Letter

Improve your GMAT® score by at least 50 points.

Learn it the easy way.

Study anywhere, anytime on desktop or mobile Email assistance whenever you get stuck Fully supported on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS Digestible lessons that cover every concept, pitfall, and shortcut on the exam Customizable practices that simulate real test questions Smart feedback and progress tracking to turn your weaknesses into strengths Unbeatable price in test prep: ¼ the price of competitors Most ambitious score improvement guarantee: improve your score by 50 points We make it simple to learn everything you need to know 300 lessons 1,250 questions Full-length tests Prep with only the most trusted materials ... [-]
USA Berkeley
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ca’ Foscari International College is an honours university college funded by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) so as to provide talented high-ac ... [+]

If you are enrolled in Ca' Foscari International College you live on the island of San Servolo, an international residential campus located in the Venice lagoon. The two main strengths of the College are its international outlook and its multidisciplinary approach.

Along with the standard courses offered within their degree programme, students engage in a wide variety of cultural activities and interdisciplinary lectures and workshops aimed at providing theoretical knowledge and specific expertise.The College’s cultural programme is in English, and students are encouraged into adopting an international outlook not only by the environment they live in but also through periods of study and internships carried out abroad.Thanks to the diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds of both its students and its teachers,the College is a lively community and creates a stimulating environment for high-achieving students to excel in study and in research.Every year the College selects students enrolling in their first year of undergraduate or graduate studies at Ca’ Foscari University, and offers successful applicants a partial or total reduction of their fees.Students who maintain a standard of excellence in both their regular studies and their cultural programme receive the College Diploma. The Diploma certifies their specialist academic education, one which is formed of a multiplicity of high quality interdisciplinary activities, workshops and lectures that encourage students to be curious, and to approach their studies and the workforce a step above and with an open mind.... [-]

Italy Venice
October 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 
Campus
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Integrative study is an approach to answering questions, solving problems and addressing contemporary social issues from multiple perspectives. ... [+]

Integrative Studies

Integrative studies is an approach to answering questions, solving problems and addressing contemporary social issues from multiple perspectives.

Program Overview

Integrative studies students develop the intellectual tools needed to build bridges across academic disciplines and apply their skills, innovations, and knowledge in various academic and practical settings. In core classes, students develop portfolio artifacts that showcase their individual skills, interests, and talents. This portfolio and the applied learning experience provide each student with valuable resources for flexible, individualized career planning and development.

Integrative Studies as a Concentration ... [-]
USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
CEFAM French-American Business School

The CEFAM Study Abroad program provides students with an opportunity to live in France for a year, a semester, or a month while pursuing their college education. At CEFAM ... [+]

The Program

The CEFAM Study Abroad program provides students with an opportunity to live in France for a year, a semester, or a month while pursuing their college education.

At CEFAM, all courses are taught in English by professors with advanced educational degrees and considerable experience in their particular professional area. CEFAM students benefit from a close working environment and high professor-student contact ratio to ensure optimal conditions for a business education in an international setting.

Upon students’ arrival in Lyon, CEFAM organizes an orientation session which covers various topics including CEFAM’s academic rules, health insurance, accommodation, the semester’s calendar and cultural adjustment. The orientation session is followed by a welcome dinner with CEFAM staff members and students.... [-]

France Lyon
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

While in Quito, directly enroll at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and take the majority of your courses at the University alongside local students. Because ... [+]

Overview

Quito is perfect for the adventurous soul. With its surrounding mountains, you’re always just a climb away from a breathtaking view of the valley and from a bird’s-eye view of the Spanish colonial architecture that makes the city famous. Plus, Quito is a great base for trips to the rainforests and marine habitats that make Ecuador famous around the world. We invite you to Ecuador to improve your Spanish while enjoying all that this amazing country has to offer.

While in Quito, directly enroll at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and take the majority of your courses at the University alongside local students. Because USFQ offers nearly 1,500 courses each semester in a wide variety of disciplines, students with almost any academic interest can find exciting and challenging enrollment options.... [-]

Ecuador Quito
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Short Courses in Science ... [+]

Best Courses in General Studies 2019. 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
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
FutureLearn

Get an introduction to science-based skills through simple, exciting, hands-on physics, chemistry and biology experiments. ... [+]

Get to grips with science, by carrying out fun experiments at home

On this practical course, you will start thinking like a scientist, by carrying out experiments at home.

You will extract the DNA from fruit, observe osmosis in action, see how different liquids behave when frozen, and bake a potato to destruction.

As you carry out these experiments, you will develop scientific skills including observation, record-keeping, data analysis and experiment control.

The course was produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education. You may also enjoy Basic Science: Understanding Numbers.

What topics will you cover?

Evaporation during heating, quantified by weight

... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
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
Leysin American School

Grade 9 and 10 students begin their high school education with course grades counting toward their final diploma. The weekly timetable reflects the demanding preparatory ... [+]

Grade 9 and 10 students begin their high school education with course grades counting toward their final diploma.

Developing Responsibility

The weekly timetable reflects the demanding preparatory years curriculum. Optional excursions and activities are organized for the weekend, as with all LAS students. Winter term includes ski or snowboard lessons on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Preparatory students take 6 core subjects. In addition, Grade 9 includes the study of Health & PE, while Grade 10 adds Academic Literacy as the 7th subject. Grade 10 students are also given the option to participate in the Model United Nations activity.

Grade 9 and 10 students are given age-appropriate independence and will be expected to act responsibly. For example, they will have study hall in their rooms, under the supervision of dorm heads. In Grade 10, students will begin meeting with the university counselors in preparation for life after LAS.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
August 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
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
May 2019
Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus