The term 'course' derives from the Latin word cursus, which can be translated into Spanish as "race" . It is a word that refers to period of time established annually for the teaching of classes in an educational institution . For example: "Last year I passed four subjects", “The current course will end near Christmas”, “I never faced students as difficult as in this course”.
The study on a matter , structured as a unit, is also identified with the course name: “Miguel signed up for a photography course”, “The boss recommended that I enroll in a graphic design course to expand my field of action within the company”, “Tomorrow I can't go to the court since I have to attend the English course”.
Another use of the concept is linked to group of students who attend the same grade or are in the same academic level : “This week I will go with my classmates to the museum”, "I think I know that girl ... she is my sister's classmate", “The director just assigned me another course: I already have the full day”.
It is also worth mentioning that the term refers to the direction that a circumstance has or the line that runs through a river or a means of transport.
The so-called water courses are those that are formed by water current that advances through the same channel. A course can be composed of torrents and streams that act as tributaries of a River which, in turn, flows into the sea . The characteristics of the water courses are determined by the way in which they are fed and the particularities of their bed (ie, layout, width, etc.). It is important to note that the bed usually changes almost constantly due to erosion and floods. It is also worth mentioning that there are three types of water courses: high course, medium course and low course, and that according to the flow rate and speed with which the aquifer mass moves, it will be determined to which of these denominations it belongs.
On the other hand, it is known as the course of a disease to the different phases of the patient's process, that is, to the evolution of the patient. Scientists know each of these stages by the symptoms that the patient, in this way as they change they can know the point of the process in which the disease is. For example, the course of a normal and current wound can be divided into the following phases: First stage (Inflammatory process, vasodilation process, leucite infiltration, neocapillary formation), Second stage (appearance of fibroblasts) and Third stage (appearance of collagen and complete healing).
Some phrases may carry this term but mean different things, here are some examples:
* Let things take their course: Do not get more bloodied for something and let the circumstances show the way, without worrying too much about things that seem not to have a solution apparent.
* Take the course or the reins of your life: Make decisions about existence and choose the path suitable for our life. It is usually used to tell someone, who has been defeated by different events, to stop "doing nonsense" and "put the batteries" with respect to the path you want to follow.
* Give way to something: Initiate. It is usually used to refer to start of a procedure that can take some time. Also to talk about the opening of a place, course or other similar event.