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Course may refer to:

Directions or navigation[edit]

  • Course (navigation), the path of travel
  • Course (orienteering), a series of control points visited by orienteers during a competition, marked with red/white flags in the terrain, and corresponding purple symbols on the map


  • Course (education), a unit of instruction in one subject, lasting one academic term
  • Course of study, or academic major, a programme of education leading to a degree or diploma


  • Course (food), a set of one or more food items served at once during a meal. The main ingredient is often meat or fish. It most often follows an appetizer, soup, or salad.
  • Main course, the primary dish in a meal consisting of several courses.


  • Courses and rules, in show jumping, an equitation or equestrian obstacle course
  • Coursing, the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs
  • Golf course, an area of land designated for the play of golf
  • La Course by Le Tour de France ("La Course"), a women's professional road course bicycle race that accompanies Le Tour (Tour de France)
  • Obstacle course, a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate for sport
  • Race course, for the racing of people, animals, and vehicles

Other uses[edit]

  • Course (architecture), a continuous horizontal layer of similarly sized building material, in a wall
  • Course (medicine), a regime of medical drugs, or the speed of evolution of a disease
  • Course (music), a pair or more of adjacent strings tuned to unison or an octave and played together to give a single note, in a stringed instrument
  • Course (sail), the principal sail on a mast of a sailing vessel
  • String course, a continuous narrow horizontal course or moulding which projects slightly from the surface of a wall
  • The Course, a Dutch dance music group
  • Watercourse, the channel that a flowing body of water follows

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