A number of Humanities courses are also offered in the Summer and Winter Terms. These are referred to as 'Third-Term' courses, credit-bearing courses offered to students to support them in meeting the curriculum requirements of their degrees. They are referred to as ‘Third Term’ as they are offered outside the regular first and second semester structure, usually over the winter or summer vacation periods, and carry a course suffix of L, P or U.
Please note: Third-Term courses should not be confused with UCT short courses, which are not credit-bearing courses.
Summer Term course:
November and December
= P code
Winter Term course:
June and July
= L code
Descriptions of each of the Third-Term courses on offer can be found under the departmental entries in the Humanities Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies Handbooks; or you can download the undergraduate Third Term booklet. The list of available courses is updated annually.
CURRENT UCT STUDENTS: add the course to your transcript via a normal Change of Curriculum Form which must be signed by a Curriculum Advisor. Remember to bring a printout of your unofficial transcript.
Submit completed form + supporting documents to:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: The Admissions Office, University of Cape Town, c/o Bremner Building, Lower Campus. Rondebosch, 7701 South Africa. Or you can also Email your documents to the UCT Admissions Office (external applicants)
CURRENT UCT STUDENTS: submit the change of curriculum form, signed by an advisor, with your transcript to the Faculty of Humanities reception desk in Beattie Building.
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