courseload

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

course +‎ load

Noun[edit]

courseload (plural courseloads)

  1. The workload involved in an academic course.
    • 2009 August 18, Susan Dominus, “Connecting Anxious Parents and Educators, at $450 an Hour”, New York Times:
      A Type-A ——— make that A-plus —— overachiever, even by New York standards, she skated competitively as a kid, finished M.I.T. in three and a half years, and tested out of a chunk of her courseload at Columbia Business School.
  2. The number and difficulty of courses taken in an academic setting.