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honors course

noun
1.
a course in a university or college consisting largely of independent research terminating in a dissertation or a comprehensive examination, and earning for the student who passes it a degree with distinction.
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  • It was an independent research honors course in the philosophy department.
  • Attendance is a crucial aspect of this honors course.
  • He went onto a private high school and took the heaviest allowable course load, including every possible honors course.
  • In terms of the depth of understanding, the honors course has higher expectations for students to be successful.
  • Unlike dual-credit courses, however, completion of an honors course does not result in college credit.

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