Which verb should be used with "(college) course"?

The students are attending a course but what is the lecturer doing? "Giving" and...?

Sincerely, N.G.

  • The professor is (lecturing,teaching, delivering, haranguing) the course. – anonymous Nov 20 '15 at 4:48

In your case of the students are attending the course. On the other hand, the professor is...

(According to Thesaurus.com)




  1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.

  2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering.



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but what is the lecturer doing?

He is presenting the course.

An alternative is delivering, but it's not as good, imho.

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This is a question about collocations.

According to this excellent resource on collocations, the noun "course" collocates with the verbs teach, offer, and run from the perspective of a professor.

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Consider, conduct. Ngram

: to lead from a position of command : conduct a siege; conduct a class M-W

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