Most students take 16 credits per semester. All students participate in the required, 3-credit Arcadia core course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture.
For Fall 2018, in addition to the core course, students take remaining courses at the University of Cape Town.
Beginning in Spring 2019, in addition to the core course all students take, students will choose one option from below:
Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.
Students may choose a course in Service Learning in the local community with The Cornerstone Institute. Cornerstone is grounded in a highly ethical ethos, emphasizing the relationship between leadership and professional integrity.
1. 15-17 US credits per semester = at least 54 NQF credits per semester at UCT
2. Required 3-credit Arcadia core course
In addition to courses at UCT and Arcadia’s core course on South Africa’s socio-historical-political climate, students will have access to courses in several of The Cornerstone Institute’s departments:
Courses in other Cornerstone departments are available upon petition with options in Media and Communications and Theology that maybe particularly appealing. For more information about Cornerstone Institute courses, contact your program manager.
|CAPE SMCI 310||Introducing South Africa: History, Politics, and Culture||3||Spring/Fall|
|UCT NQF Credits||U.S. Semester Hour Credits|
Most students must take 2-3 UCT classes per semester:
Select semester courses offered by the five Faculties:
When selecting courses:
Seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere:
South African Universities typically award degrees after a three-year program of study. 300-level courses are completed in the final year, and so therefore do not correspond precisely to junior-level courses in the US. If you enroll in 300 level courses, please be aware that these courses are advanced.
Courses should be chosen according to the following guide:
Begin the course selection process:
The largest academic unit, typically referred to as a school or college at a US university, is the faculty. UCT features courses on its website per faculty.
Official course registration will take place once you have arrived on campus at UCT. You will be able to make changes to your course selections up until the point of registration.
Please indicate a total of 7-9 courses that suit your academic needs.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|Percentage||Description||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|75 – 100%||1st Class||A+|
|70 – 74%||2nd Class/Division 1||B+|
|60 – 69%||2nd Class/Division 2||B|
|50 – 59%||3rd Class||C|
|0 – 49%||Fail||F|