elective course

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elective course a course that the student can select from among alternatives
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Quotations

  • Barry Crimmins
    Barry Crimmins
    “We have a presidential election coming up. And I think the big problem, of course, is that someone will win.”

Usage

In literature:

There are now eleven full courses of electives open to students.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
The election of the President is of course the most important.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The units designate the amount of credit given for both prescribed and elected courses.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The course of study, aside from a course designed to fit young men for college, was largely elective.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
This Parliament being elected, falls, of course, on the discussion of this very Instrument of government.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
The method by which she was elected, however, is suggestive of the future course of the movement in India.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
He would be elected, of course.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
And when his seat became vacant in due course, he did not seek re-election.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
There were a couple of pretty tight elections which, of course, I followed fairly closely.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
The Crown recommends the person to be named Provost, and the Fellows as a matter of course elect him.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
We must elect a Committee, of course, and officers.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
Of course, Mr. Hall took great interest in the approaching election.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
This, of course, decreases their interest in the election.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
There are, of course, no elections.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
These officers are elected by the people (white people, of course).
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
With the true trimming instinct, he elected to take a middle course; he divided his army, and sought to meet both dangers at the same time.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
So, of course, I was elected to that first-aid business right away.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
And the senate, of course, goes ahead and elects the council.
"Evil Out of Onzar" by Mark Ganes
Of course I wish that Mr. Heron should be elected.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
If, as some of the knowing ones maintain, we shall soon have a general election, of course the sooner one is put on the register the better.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

Stand forth, my soul, and take thine own!
Though all should blame thee, have no fear!
Self-poised and steadfast, dare alone
Thy self-elected course to steer.
"Autonomy" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

This free event will focus on how issues of race and gender have intersected during the course of the 2012 election season.
Newly elected members of Congress will need a crash course on cybersecurity issues, experts say.
Our elected leaders must have the strength to speak frankly about entitlement reform if we are to right our nation's financial course and get the USA working again.
Of course, that's how you run elections.
Of course, in the presidential election, you're actually voting for a ticket.
I hope President Obama doesn’t think Tuesday’s election results represent a mandate from America to keep on his current course.
That, of course, is about all he didn't do in the process of nailing predictions for Tuesday's election, inviting new generations into the field of computers, algorithms, and predicting the future by analyzing the past.
You will be provided up to the minute information for your specific district, city, county and stateā€¦ and of course, the national election as well.
Though she took an elective course in photography , a career in the field didn't seem possible.
President-elect Barack Obama made many promises during the course of the long campaign, but he made one that more than 100 million people around the world heard as he gave his victory speech in Chicago's Grant Park.
The real world learning will be part of a new Pre- Professional Health Sciences Academy elective course.
Election proves voters prefer pragmatic course.
Stating that America must continue the course begun by the Bush administration, the California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors has endorsed President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for re-election.
Of course, he wasn't elected.
The stakes are significantly higher in a presidential election than in a baseball postseason, of course, but the pain of finishing second must surely be equally acute in politics and sports.
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In science:

One might place undergraduates in this category, in which case this book could be used in an elective NLP course for CS majors.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
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