In addition to taking the above courses, students will also need to enroll in one of the following two courses:
Independent Study Project
Independent Study Project – syllabus
(ISPR3000 / 4 credits)
Conducted in Cape Town or in another approved location appropriate to the project. Sample topic areas: equity in education; affirmative action issues; the role of Afrikaans in a multilingual society; Xhosa women in contemporary South African society; socioeconomic realities of HIV/AIDS; student politics and university life; hate speech, racism, and freedom of expression; the role of religion in social change; the police, law, and social justice; microenterprise and the new South Africa; perceptions of LGBT identity in Cape Town; individual versus group identity.
Browse this program’s Independent Study Projects / undergraduate research.
Internship and Seminar
Internship and Seminar – syllabus
(ITRN3000 / 4 credits)
This seminar consists of a four-week internship with a local community organization, research organization, business, or international NGO. The aim of the internship is to enable the student to gain valuable work experience and to enhance their skills in an international work environment. Students will write an internship proposal, complete an ethics review process, and spend 30 hours a week interning with a local organization. Regular seminars and reflection sessions will assist in navigating and contextualizing the internship experience. A final internship report will incorporate their learning and experiences.
- Supporting youth development through social behavioral change, education, and job creation at gold Youth Development Agency
- Assisting job creation, media creation, or narrative projects related to human rights issues at the Human Rights Media Centre
- Supporting the social cohesion, women’s rights, and refugee services offered by the Whole World Women Association
- Work with youth in an after-school program at Just Grace and support their efforts for comprehensive community development through education and social services.
- Learn about the challenges and practice of social entrepreneurship using tourism as a leverage for community development at Ikhaya le Langa