a course that is not required for graduation
a course that you choose to take
a course the student chooses, albeit subject to the supervision and approval of an academic advisor or, in the case of postgraduate students, thesis advisor
A non-compulsory course chosen by a student for which credit is given toward a programme.
A major requirement which a student may choose to take from a number of possible courses, as distinguished from specific required courses.
A course not specified as being mandatory for the award of the degree in the program structure. Electives are either: specified electives â€“ a set of courses specified in the requirements of a program or an academic plan major from which students are required to choose a specified number to fulfil the requirements of the program or plan; or non-specified electives â€“ students are permitted to select a number of courses which are not specified in the program or plan requirements in order to fulfil the requirements of the program or plan