Tutorials are small groups of two to five students working closely with an instructor on a common topic, project, or skill. Students in the group follow a common syllabus; all participants complete the same readings, write papers on similar topics, etc. Faculty members (both full-time and part-time) are limited to supervising no more than one tutorial per term (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Students in the same tutorial must register for the same number of credits. Tutorials may range from 2 to 4 credits. Like classroom courses, tutorials also have a minimum number of contact hours (for more details, see Meeting Hours below). In general, long distance tutorials (where at least one of the students or the instructor is not able to meet regularly with the group) are not permitted.
If you are interested in conducting a tutorial, you must first:
- Discuss with your adviser the possibility of conducting a tutorial.
- With the other members of your tutorial, generate a basic idea: a problem or a question, a time period, a literary genre, a natural phenomenon, a philosophical theme, or a creative skill.
- Identify an appropriate instructor to work with your group: one of your academic advisers, a Gallatin or other NYU faculty member, or with special approval, a professor from another university or college. Contact the prospective instructor to propose the study and to discuss the plans for the work of the group.
- Identify an alternate course to take in case the tutorial proposal is not approved