University of Stellenbosch Summer Program A Decade of Democracy and Beyond

Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University
Preliminary Course Instructions 

The Course Selection Process

Your course selections should be made in consultation with your academic advisor. If you have not previously done so, please meet with your academic advisor to ensure that the courses that you plan to take overseas will transfer back to your degree program.

You will need to submit a course registration form through your Arcadia Passport. If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements on your course selection form. While every effort will be made to accommodate your selections, Arcadia University cannot guarantee placement in any specific course.

Please remember to retain a copy of all information regarding course selections for your time abroad.

Important Note

Arcadia University does not issue pass/fail grades for work completed overseas. If you intend to enroll in a unit that is assessed pass/fail, please contact Arcadia University to discuss the procedures associated with the grade translation.

Course Options

Students will take three courses. One course is required for all students. Students may then select from a range of other course topics for their second and third course choices:

Course 1:
Introduction to South Africa's Political History (required) (description)

Course 2:
Bio-diversity: Plants for the People in the Western Cape (description)
Apartheid and After: Representations of South Africa in Art and Media (description)
HIV and AIDS: A South African Perspective (description)
Growth, Unemployment and Inequality in South Africa: Past and Future Challenges (description)

Course 3:
HIV and AIDS: A South African Perspective (description)
Apartheid and After: Negotiating Identities in Literature and Film (description)
Challenges for Democratic Consolidation (description)
Ethics, Science and Culture in Philosophical Perspective (description)


For assistance with any part of the application process, please contact you Program Manager, Chris Callas, at

Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form on your Arcadia Passport.