These courses come from the program core requirements, general education requirements and other disciplines. Generally, they should be completed in sequence so that you will be adequately prepared for more advanced courses. In some cases, courses completed without the necessary prerequisites do not count towards graduation.
These courses may be made up of both program core courses and general education courses. On occasion, a specific program will include courses from other disciplines. These are meant to compliment the program's core courses. They are classified as electives because you will have a choice of two or more courses or groups of courses from which to select. If you are planning on transferring to a four-year college or university, consult with your academic advisor and the other college's catalog.
These courses are sometimes called unspecified electives. Your program may require a minimum number of general elective credits.