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Elective Courses

Electives are courses not specifically prescribed in a curriculum.

The definitions listed below are meant to help students make elective choices for their respective programs. Students should consult their Academic Advisor before registering for elective courses.


ELECTIVE OR FREE ELECTIVE:

      Any college level course offered at Northern Essex Community College.


Note: All developmental courses are excluded.

BUSINESS ELECTIVE:

      Any course offered by the Business Administration Department with associated prefixes:

Business Administration:

      ACC, BNK, BUS, ECO, FIN, HST, MGT, MKT

Business Information Technology:

      BIT, TLT

Health Information Technology:

HES, MRT

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE:

        Any

college level

      course offered by the following departments with associated prefixes:

Behavioral Sciences:

      ANT, PSY, SOC

English:

      COM, ENG – (except for English Composition I & II and HUM)

Foreign Languages:

      ASL, FRN, GER, ITN, SPN

Fine & Performing Arts/Philosophy/Religion:

      ART, DAN, MUS, PHI, REL, and THE

Graphic Design/Computer Graphics:

      GRA

History and Government:

      GEO, GIV, HIS

Math:

      MAT

Natural Science:

    BIO, CHM, ERS, PHS, SCI

HUMANITIES ELECTIVES:

      Any college level course which falls within the areas of communications, humanities, literature, foreign language, philosophy/religion and fine and performing arts as defined below:

Communications:

      Any course beginning with COM, JRN

Fine and Performing Arts:
Art:

      Any art course beginning with ART


Dance:

      Any dance course beginning with DAN

Music:

      Any course beginning with MUS

Theatre:

      Any course beginning with THE

Foreign Language:

      Any course beginning with ASL, FRN, GER, ITN, or SPN

Graphic Design/Computer Graphics:

      GRA

Humanities:

      Any course beginning with HUM

Literature:

      Any course beginning with LIT

Philosophy/Religion:

    Any course beginning with PHI or REL

SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE:

      Any course offered by the following departments with associated prefixes:

Behavioral Science:

      Any course with the prefix of ANT, PSY, or SOC

History and Government:

    Any course with the prefix of GEO, GOV, or HIS

NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE:

      Any course offered by the Department of Natural Sciences or any course with the prefix of BIO, CHM, ERS, PHS, or SCI

Note: Students need to be aware that there are 3 and 4 credit sciences. The elective/s chosen must meet the number of credits specified in the curriculum.

MATH ELECTIVE:

    A math elective is satisfied by any math course with a course number higher than MAT 022 unless otherwise stated in a program description.