How to Choose an Elective Course: Soft Skills vs Citizen Literacy
For those unfamiliar with an elective course, it’s a class you can take that may not be part of your core requirements. Taking an elective course can be an opportunity to refine skills needed for the workforce, or a chance to review things they you may be curious about and haven’t had the time to explore before.
As for the difference between soft skills and citizen literacy? Soft skills elective courses are typically general expertise courses that would be something that translates into a majority of career fields and degree programs. Citizen literacy electives would be for those who don’t get a chance to read up on their current events, and in turn don’t understand what’s going on with politics, healthcare reform, science, technology and more.
Depending on your goals for online education, an elective is just another means to obtain new information. So here’s a new question to noodle on…How can you enhance what you’re already learning with an elective course?
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By: J. Mason