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n. an educational course, chosen from a number of alternatives, that is not required for a particular program of study. Electives are courses that students are permitted to choose beyond their core and major requirements and typically include the fine arts, physical education, and courses from foundational areas outside the student’s primary focus of study.

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February 27th 2024

concrete attitude

concrete attitude

a cognitive style that is directed to specific objects and immediate stimuli. A person who exhibits a concrete attitude tends not to make abstract comparisons and will not usually respond to abstract qualities, concepts, or categories. Compare abstract attitude. [defined by Kurt Goldstein]