elective

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elective

1. of or based on selection by vote
2. selected by vote
3. having the power to elect
4. open to choice; optional
5. an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
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The free elective course--with no prerequisites--uses novel methods to examine the role of social activism in society and its institutions, including science and the university itself.
This in turn limits the number of free elective they can take.