Academic Courses

The academic programme consists of lectures, group discussions and field trips, and is taught by Stellenbosch University faculty and other South African experts. The lectures cover a variety of topics, including Community Engagement, History, Politics, Bio-diversity, Art, Literature, Sociology, the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Democratic Consolidation in South Africa, Economics, Philosophy and Business, Multilingualsm and Intercultural Communication, Marketing, and China in Africa.

Students following the General programme have the option to enrol for 1 – 3 courses during their period of study in Stellenbosch. The courses cover a variety of fields of study, which includes: Philosophy, Botany, Political Science, Economics, Literature, Art and Media, History, HIV/AIDS, International Relations, Chinese Studies, Multilingualism, Linguistics, and Marketing. Students can choose one course from each of the Elective groups.

Date of Programme:

16 June – 14 July 2017 (All 3 Electives) (Or only attend selected Elective)

Academic Weight:

2 US Credits / 4 ECTS Credits (Per Elective)

(Students who choose to do the full 4 week Programme with all 3 Electives will receive 6 US Credits/ 12 ECTS Credits.)

Language: English

Requirements: 

  • Only students in their second year or later can apply
  • Minimum GPA Requirement of 2.8

Course outline for 2017:

Date of Programme: 16 June – 14 July 2017

Please note: All summer school students follow the course – Introduction to South Africa’s Political History – in the first week (19 – 22 June 2017). After the first week the summer school group splits up into the different academic programmes.

Academic Weight: 7 US Credits / 14 ECTS Credits

Language: English

Requirements: 

  • Only students in their second year or later can apply
  • Minimum GPA Requirement of 2.8
  • Students are required to write a biographical essay (See application)
  • Since students will be working with children – students are legally required to provide an up to date police clearance.

This course aims to help students investigate the unique institutional and policy conditions in Southern African countries which will not only allow future entrepreneurs and managers to understand the challenges that will confront their businesses, but also allow them to identify the opportunities that this rapidly growing region offers.

Date of Programme: 16 June – 14 July 2017

Please note: All summer school students follow the course – Introduction to South Africa’s Political History – in the first week (19 – 22 June 2017). After the first week the summer school group splits up into the different academic programmes.

Academic Weight: 7 US Credits / 14 ECTS Credits

Language: English

Requirements: 

  • Only students in their second year or later can apply
  • Minimum GPA Requirement of 2.8
  • Business Studies background is recommended, although not a requirement.

 

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This course introduces students to the health care system in South Africa and takes a thematic approach. These themes are informed by the determinants of health in the Western Cape, and are grouped as follows: HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; Non-Communicable Diseases and Infectious Diseases; Substance Abuse; Domestic Violence; mental- and psychosocial health; Sexual and Reproductive Health. The course consists of class room instruction, readings and presentations which are integrated with an experiential component that include exposures to health care facilities in the Western Cape Province where students make observations and/or participate in planned activities on site.

Date of Programme: 16 June – 14 July 2017

Please note: All summer school students follow the course – Introduction to South Africa’s Political History – in the first week (19 – 22 June 2017). After the first week the summer school group splits up into the different academic programmes.

Academic Weight: 7 US Credits / 14 ECTS Credits

Language: English

Requirements: 

  • Only students in their second year or later can apply
  • Minimum GPA Requirement of 2.8

 

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ACADEMIC COURSES

General Elective Programme
Learning, Sustainability and Community Engagement
Doing Business in South Africa
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