University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
D for English Higher Grade or C for English Standard Grade.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units15
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewStudents should be able to demonstrate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in theEnglish language; they should understand and apply the process of critical analysis and be ableto contextualise, identify, compare, analyse and formulate arguments on a variety of historicaland contemporary English language and literature texts.The foundational course is based on a selection of texts written in English from differenthistorical periods and regions in the world. The course components include introductions to thetechniques of poetry, drama and prose. The general philosophy of the course is to promote anunderstanding of narrative techniques, genres and historical contexts, the development of criticalanalytical skills, and the imparting of appropriate 'life-skills' within the context of literaturewritten in English.
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.