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    the difference between compulsory,obligatory and mandatory courses

    I wonder if there‘s any difference between compulsory courses,obligatory courses and mandatory courses. When referring to the courses everyone is required to take,can all three names be used?If there is any difference,what is it?
    Last edited by chance22; 21-Oct-2019 at 04:08.

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    Re: the difference between compulsory,obligatory and mandatory courses

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    If there is any difference, what is it?

    Since they are all required courses, it's hard to see any difference.
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    #3

    Re: the difference between compulsory,obligatory and mandatory courses

    Say:

    Can all three names be used?

    Probably. (I think I would say required course unless there is a reason to say something else.)
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    #4

    Re: the difference between compulsory,obligatory and mandatory courses

    Some universities call them "core courses". The non-core courses are called electives. The required course(s) to be passed before enrolling into a course are called prerequisites.
    Last edited by tedmc; 21-Oct-2019 at 04:43.
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    Re: the difference between compulsory,obligatory and mandatory courses

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