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Students from South Africa.

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

Professor of Higher Education; Department Chair: Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Zack Klim

Executive Director, Global Affairs and Experiential Learning


To be announced

Course Dates and Meeting Pattern: :

To be announced

Registration Deadline:

This program is closed and no longer accepting applications. Please visit our study abroad page to learn about our other global learning opportunities.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU Steinhardt undergraduates only

Related Areas of Study:



Students register for the following course number for a total of 4 points:

  • HPSE-UE 1012 - 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. Tuition and fees are due per the NYU Bursar's Payment Schedule for the term.

Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBD

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