Eg. a master's/doctoral thesis on the effects of global warming
dissertation n. 论文
Eg. He wrote his dissertation on an obscure 16th-century poet.
course n. 课程
Eg. compulsory/required/mandatory course; elective course, optional course;
foundation course， introductory course， intermediate level course， advanced course
elective n. 选修科目
Eg. She took three electives last term.
option n. 选修科目
Eg. She is taking French as an option next year
assignment n. 功课，任务
Eg. I have a lot of reading assignments to complete before the end of term.
presentation n. (国外学生在课堂上所做的)演讲
Eg. The speaker gave an interesting presentation on urban transport.
field work 野外考察 实地考察
Eg.Offered by most departments for academic credit, field work enables students to examine the way the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact.
attendance n. 出勤， 上课
Eg. Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
skip/miss classes 缺课， 旷课
Eg. He skipped chemistry class three times last month
tuition fees 学费
Eg. Many students will not have to pay tuition fees if their financial situation is below a certain level.
course syllabus 课程大纲
Eg. Course syllabus lists the course objectives, required reading assignments, examination dates, and other course requirements such as attendance