Fall 1 2018: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts


Course list Fall 1 2018: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Fall 1 2018: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (July 9, 2018 - November 15, 2018)
Catalog Code: VCPF3118

University of Cape Town

Students will enroll in the following:

  • Veritas course: Cross-Cultural Leadership required when minimum enrollment is met
    • (45 contact hours/3 semester credits; taught by Veritas professor)
  • Veritas course: International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required
    • (1-3 semester credits; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)
  • Minimum 60 HEQF credits courses at the University of Cape Town to maintain full-time student status. (6 HEQF= 1 US credit) 


Participation in Veritas courses is required in order to enhance the Veritas experience.

Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits)

This course examines the impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication to demonstrate the importance of leading with cultural sensitivity and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from varied cultures. Study is also devoted to the development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through the study of socio-political and economic causes; consequences of prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes and realities. (Download syllabus here)

*This course only runs if the minimum enrollment is met.  Check with your program manager to confirm.


International Missions/Service Learning Practicum (1-3 credits)

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits.This course is not held in-classroom.‚Äč (Download syllabus here)



IMPORTANT: The courses listed below are just a sampling of all the courses UCT offers. Please use the course handbooks listed under the section title "Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below" to make final course selections. 

  • Course Credit

Per the University of Cape Town, 6 HEQF (NQF) credits = 1 U.S. semester credit (1.5 U.S. quarter credits). Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the students' home universities. Students can enroll in a total of 72-90 HEQF (NQF) credits per semester.

 Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and                  possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home                  institutions, for the duration of the program. 

  • Course Selection

Only courses with an 'F' at the end of the course code will be available during the Spring semester. Example: HST1000F: History of South Africa. Only courses that end with an 'S' are available during the Fall semester. Example: POL1005S

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement and/or prerequisites.

Please consult the UCT Faculty Handbooks for a complete list of course offerings and information.

  • Course Level

Students with no prior knowledge about a specific subject should select introductory courses at the 1000 level Students with prior knowledge about a subject should choose courses at the 2000 and 3000 level.

Please note that students may only select 3000 level courses if they meet all pre-requisite qualifications.Additionally, selecting 3000 level courses will prolong the issuing of the University of Cape Town Official Letter, which is required for visa application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that when choosing courses, even lower level courses at the University of Cape Town can be quite challenging and academically rigorous.

  • Course Recommendation

ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses offered by the University of Cape Town (UCT). Please note that the course level recommendations are based on unique course codes provided by the UCT. Courses offered at the UCT are coded according to the area of study, the level of the course contents (which is related to the year of studies), and the semester in which the course is offered. The first 3 letters of the code indicate the area of study, the first number in the following 4 digit numeral indicates the year of studies, and the final letter (F, S or W) indicates the semester in which the course is offered (F = First=Spring, S = Second=Fall, W = Whole year). Courses taken in the 1st and 2nd year of studies are recommended as lower division, while courses taken in the 3rd and 4th year of studies are recommended as upper division and may have certain prerequisite requirements. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.If you have questions about course codes at UCT, contact: Brittany Allen, Site Specialist for South Africa programs at ISA

  • Sample Courses and Syllabi

The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available. As such, certain courses listed below may not be available during every semester. Please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for full Course Handbooks. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.

  • Duly Performed/Duly Performed Refusal

Duly Performed (DP) is a grade qualifier used at UCT that will determine a student's eligibility to take their final examination.  If a student has received DP for a course, it means that they have met the requirements for continuous assessment (eg. mid-terms, quizzes, assignments) to take their final exam.   In the UCT system, grades are heavily contingent on the final exam. The largest percentage of a student's grade in a course is determined by the final exam grade.  Opting to not take the final exam will likely lead to a failing grade in the course.

  • Transcript Information

The transcript from the University of Cape Town will reflect HEQF credits for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program. 



Complete University Course Catalog Listing

2018 Faculty of Humanities Course Handbook (Provisional, subject to change)