Most students take 4-5 courses for a total of 16 credits per semester. All students participate in the required, 3-credit Arcadia core course: Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture. In addition to the core course, students may take all of their remaining courses at UWC, or take 2 courses at UWC and a 3-credit service-learning course at The Cornerstone Institute.
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
Honors Level Courses and Master’s level courses:
When completing your Academic Preferences Form:
|CAPE SMCI 310||Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture||3||Spring/Fall|
|CNST SOC3 FW||Fieldwork||3||Spring/Fall|
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:
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.
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|