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
Students should be able to demonstrate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in the English language; they should be able to show general academic literacy skills and should be able to contextualise, identify, compare, critically analyse and formulate arguments on a variety of English language and literature texts.
The components of this foundational course include introduction to elements of composition,critical analysis, aspects of narrative, visual literacy, negotiating knowledge and meaning, and independent research. Although the focus is on the reading and analysis of literary texts, students read and discuss a variety of media. They learn to organize format, edit their own academic writing; learn to present valid arguments orally in tutorials and in writing; become familiar with notions of context, point of view, rhetoric, logic, genre, figures of speech and metaphor; reflect on language issues in society and do research projects of their own. The course material is based on a selection of contemporary texts, both visual and print-based.
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.