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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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57 Results in General Studies

Bucksmore Education

Students on the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) study two challenging university-level subjects in small classes with no more than six students taught by passionate and kn ... [+]

Overview

Students on the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) study two challenging university-level subjects in small classes with no more than six students taught by passionate and knowledgeable tutors. Based on the Oxford and Cambridge University teaching method and taking place in the universities’ colleges, the ASP is designed to provide students with a well-rounded educational and cultural experience. Due to the challenging nature of the course, the Advanced Studies Program is available to native or advanced level students from around the world.

Included with Cambridge & Oxford Advanced Studies Program Full-board accommodation in a Cambridge or Oxford University College 20 subjects to choose from to study in depth Maximum class size of 6 1:1 session with your tutor 6 Workshops and 10 Master Classes to choose from Insurance Airport transfers Entrances to attractions on excursions Full activity programme ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
June 2019
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
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 ... [+]

ACCA Part Time Course

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 (C.B.E.) center for ACCA global body. Students have the option to take on demand CBE for papers AB, MA, FA, and LW.... [-]

Canada Toronto
May 2019
Part-time
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
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
Part-time
8 months
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. ... [+]

GRE - Pursue higher education

Pick your best GRE prep

No matter how you like to learn or how much time you have before test day, we have plenty of prep options to get you ready.

Private GRE Tutoring

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
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
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
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
9 - 16 weeks
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
IES Abroad

Our study abroad programs in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious University of New South Wales with access to a vast array of course o ... [+]

Overview

Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate (warm summers and mild winters), world-renowned beaches (think: Bondi, Manly, and Coogee), and iconic spots around the city (the Rocks, Harbour Bridge, and the Royal Botanical Gardens).

Our study abroad programs in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious University of New South Wales with access to a vast array of course offerings across hundreds of disciplines.

Sydney will also be your classroom. Enjoy the city’s robust music scene with a performance at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House. Visit one of the many museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see some of the country’s great works of art. Soak in the beauty of Sydney’s landscape by walking the path from Coogee to Bondi Beach—or, better yet, climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge. Field trips to iconic destinations like the Blue Mountains, Royal National Park, and the Great Barrier Reef round our your study abroad experience.... [-]

Australia Sydney
February 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
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
University of Johannesburg

Short Courses in Science ... [+]

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 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
John Academy

You will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. You will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our Personal Developm ... [+]

Why Should You Choose one of our Personal Development Courses? Lifetime access to our Personal Development courses No hidden fees or exam charges Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials Full Tutor support Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Improve your chance of gaining professional skills Who is this Course for?

As there is no experience and qualification required for our Personal Development courses, they are available for all students from any academic backgrounds.

Requirements

Our Personal Development courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the courses with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.... [-]

Full-time
Part-time
Online
Youth for Understanding USA

Latvia may be a small spot on the world map, but the hospitality, history, culture, adventure, and people will take up a big part of your heart if you choose this Baltic ... [+]

Latvia may be a small spot on the world map, but the hospitality, history, culture, adventure, and people will take up a big part of your heart if you choose this Baltic country as your YFU destination.

Glance

Scholarships Available

385 - Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund 378 - The Grand Forks Scheels Scholarship 368 - YFU Community Grant 384 - YFU Financial Aid Fund

Age Requirement

Special interest Programs: July 1, 2000 - July 1, 2003. Russian Language Program: September 1, 2000 - August 1, 2003.

Students who do not meet this age requirement or 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
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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