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Students can help decide which new elective course will be offered next year at the UvA. Cast your vote and help decide which of the ten proposals will go on to the finals.

In recent months, students were given the opportunity to send in a proposal for a new interdisciplinary elective course. A total of 178 students (an absolute record!) submitted their idea and 40 of them further developed their idea into a course. The programme committee of the Create a Course Challenge has now selected the top 10, based on their degree of interdisciplinarity, social relevance and creativity. They also considered the way the course content is organised, and whether innovative work and assessment forms are used. 

The top 10 of 2020 (in alphabetic order)

  1. Ableism in Amsterdam: other-abled citizens, urban design and policies
  2. (Anti-)Racism – An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  3. Communication in Times of Crisis
  4. Digital Warfare: The future of conflict and order in the twenty-first century
  5. Navigating our Common Future Politics of Outer Space and the
  6. Relationship of Orbital Infrastructures to the Everyday
  7. Religion and Economics: God’s view on the dismal science
  8. Science Fiction and Politics
  9. Serious Games - playing with a purpose
  10. Sissies, Dykes, and Leather: A Queer History of Amsterdam (1950–2020)

How do I vote?

Anyone with a UvA ID can vote for his or her top-3 online. By doing this, you give three points to your number one, two points to number 2 and one point to your number three. Please note that you can only cast your vote once. You can vote until Monday 18 November 12:00. 

The finale

During the online finale on 16 November 17:00 - 19:00h  the jury decides which entry will be rewarded with the realization of the course. The jury is chaired by Karen Maex, rector magnificus of the UvA. The other two jury members are Lucy Wenting, director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies and Nina Hol, chair of the Central Student Council.