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pro·pae·deu·tic

propaedeutic

 
pronunciation:
pro pih du tihk [or] pro pih dyu tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: pertaining to or serving as an introduction to a field of study, esp. in the arts or sciences.
Chemistry 101 is a propaedeutic course that covers the fundamental concepts.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: instruction designed as a preliminary to more advanced study.