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Elective Course


in the USSR, an optional course of study that may be taken by students of higher educational institutions, specialized secondary schools, or vocational-technical schools. Students in the higher grades of general-educational schools may also take elective courses. Elective courses broaden and deepen the students’ theoretical knowledge and applied skills, develop their abilities, and satisfy their personal interests.

Elective courses deal with current scientific, technological, and cultural issues and with individual topics in which students have become interested during the study of a particular field. A list of recommended elective courses is usually included in a school’s curriculum. Decisions on which courses the list will include are made by councils of institutions of higher education and of departments, as well as by councils of teachers in specialized secondary, vocational-technical, and general-educational schools in accordance with the interests of the students.

Elective courses also include practical training courses, seminars, and laboratory classes. In secondary schools, elective courses are taught by faculty members of higher educational institutions, staff members of research institutions, and specialists in aspects of culture and the national economy.


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The standard unit of credit is the same as for any elective course.
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THE Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) has decided to introduce an elective course called ' Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India' for classes XI and XII in the current academic session.
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After its month-long run at Columbia, the elective course will have a second trial in the fall at the University of Iowa, and the Association will work to get other schools around the nation to offer it.
And Yale now offers an elective course featuring issues and public policy management components.
This year, the phrase has been removed, though the one-credit elective course continues to be offered.
The study trip abroad is an elective course designed to familiarize students with a justice system other than that which obtains in the United States.