Semester + Semester 2017


Course list Semester + Semester 2017

Semester + Semester 2017 (Early July, 2017 - Early June, 2017)
Catalog Code: VCPY3116

Students will enroll in the following:

  • One Veritas course: Cross-Cultural Leadership required
    • (45 contact hours/3 semester credits; taught by Veritas professor)
  • International Missions Practicum required
    • (1-3 semester credits; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)
  • 60-72 HEQF credits in courses at the University of Cape Town to maintain full-time student status.


Participation in Veritas courses is required in order to enhance the Veritas experience. Students participating in the Academic Year program will take Cross-Cultural Leadership during the first semester abroad only. 


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.

*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. (Download syllabus here)