Most students take 4-5 courses for a total of 16 credits per semester. All students are required to participate in the 3-credit cornerstone course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture.
Honors Level Courses and Master’s level courses:
Through the UWC course catalog:
Seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere:
Most 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:
|CAPE SMCI 310||Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture||3||Spring/Fall|
The largest academic unit, typically referred to as a school or college at a US university, is the faculty. UWC features courses on its website by faculty.
Official course registration will take place once you have arrived on campus. 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|