Now what can I say rather than saying: of course?
Well, I can say absolutely, certainly, definitely, positively, surely, undoubtedly. But if I did that, this Sunday blog post would quickly become coarse. Which, of course, would make my blog of ordinary or inferior quality or value. You know, coarse.
Now let's assume that you are still reading my blog...
A course is a series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, typically leading to a qualification. Like a certificate. A class is a course of instruction.
Course is the broadest term for the study of a subject. It could be used to refer to a certificate or an entire degree program, but is most appropriately applied to a specific subject such as First Year English Literature.
Class is more specific and is most properly applied to a section of a course taught by one instructor to one group of students at a certain scheduled time.
Lesson is the most specific and implies a particular unit of instruction, such as would be delivered by a particular instructor to a particular class on a given day. Like "I learned my lesson" today because I read Tom's blog. Yeah, like that.
Land the plane Tom, land the plane......
A good education is (was?) the foundation to a better future. So, you would (physically) GO TO COLLEGE, to get yourself that good education, to get yourself that good life you heard about. The path to a good life was through education - and a college degree was your proof that you DESERVE that good life. But you had to GO to college, and maybe borrow money to do it. As in, pack up your stuff, and live in a closet (aka dorm room) for a few years. Time (years) and (big) money, all was a smart investment to get that good life. Go get 'em college boy! I just had a flashback to Bullwinkle attending Wossamotta U back in the 60's.
The Cloud University.
As of today, the world is indeed Powered By Zoom. I don't know if classic college education will ever go back to where we were pre-COVID. The student loan crisis, and the fact that the ROI (return on investment) of a classic on-campus college education is now suspect has me thinking that the days of packing up the car and physically "going to college" might be, well, it might now be... corse. (Google it).