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elective

(Selective), adjective alternative, bestowed by ballot, by vote, choosing, cooptive, disjunctive, on approval, open to choice
Associated concepts: elective franchise, elective office

elective

(Voluntary), adjective appointive, gratuitous, not required, optional, spontaneous
See also: adoptive, alternative, discretionary, disjunctive, spontaneous, voluntary
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UCSC Extension's certificate programs are a series of core courses and electives.
The diverse mix of courses HBS offers in entrepreneurial management comprises nearly a fifth of our elective enrollments.
DAU training events that are determined to be electives will be identified using the ACQTAS registration protocols.
Other resident-led electives include classes in needlepoint, quilting, crocheting, yoga-- even Hawaiian hula dancing.
ROP offers elective credits in vocational fields, including printing, banking, drafting, floristry, cosmetology and retailing.
To receive an AAS degree, officers must earn 96 credits in 3 categories - 24 credits in general requirements, 17 credits in major course requirements, and 55 credits in electives.
The communication department also offers electives in strategic oral communication based on persuasion principles and a class that focuses on communicating with the media during crisis situations.
As students, teachers and district administrators strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, a greater selection of electives becomes more and more important.
For all three career fields where an elective requirement exists, employees must show successful completion of these electives prior to achieving certification.
The school magnet allows students to take electives in performing arts and technology.