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Ubuntu: Collective Consciousness in Everyday Life

Remote Global Learning Course

Introduces students to the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which priorities shared humanity and collective consciousness across public and private life. Students define and analyze Ubuntu in the context of South Africa and the U.S. and examine individualism and collectivism, forgiveness and reconciliation, and their implications for nation-building. Students experiment with concepts of Ubuntu in collaboration with students in South Africa and apply these concepts to contemporary social problems. This course meets Steinhardt's Core requirements for Texts and Ideas.

Teboho Moja

Clinical Professor of Higher Education

Zack Klim

Executive Director, Global Affairs and Experiential Learning

Remote Learning Format

Course Dates and Meeting Pattern: :

May 24 - July 5, 2021, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT), on Tuesdays and Thursdays,

This course will have synchronous sessions supplemented by asynchronous learning and interactivity among participants throughout. 

Registration Deadline:
  • Registration Opens: April 12, 2021
  • Registration Ends: May 23, 2021*

Don't forget to meet with your academic advisor to ensure that this course count towards your degree requirements.

*Registration continues thereafter by request to on a space-available basis.

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU Steinhardt undergraduates only
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Students register for the following Summer 2021 course number for a total of 4 points:

  • HPSE-UE 1012 Section 099 (Class # 5662) - Ubuntu: Collective Consciousness in Everyday Life (4 points)

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

A draft course syllabus and itinerary for this program are available upon request to


Teboho MojaClinical Professor of Higher Education

Zachary KlimExecutive Director of Global Affairs and Experiential Learning


Students enrolled in an undergraduate course will be billed NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Tuition and Fees set for 2020-2021. Tuition and fees are due per the NYU Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2021 term.

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $6,868

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