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.
Remote Learning Format
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 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 email@example.com on a space-available basis.
- NYU Steinhardt undergraduates only
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Steinhardt Undergraduate Tuition (4 credits) - $6,148
- Undergraduate Registration and Services Fees - $720
Estimated Direct Cost Total - $6,868