Shared Course Initiative
Columbia, Cornell, and Yale, through a collaborative arrangement to share less commonly taught languages, offer several languages that are not otherwise taught on our campuses, via videoconferencing from a partner institution. This academic year, we will offer a total of thirteen languages. These are not “online” computer-based courses. The courses are taught ‘live’ by an instructor at the sending institution, and students at the receiving institution will be expected to attend a regular class in a designated classroom which is outfitted with videoconferencing technology. At the receiving end, students will see the teacher and be able to interact via videoconference with him/her and the other class of students. There will be technology support available in the classroom. Please note that you will be registered at your home institution through the regular registration process and receive credit from your own institution. To learn more about the SCI classroom experience, please visit the SCI website.
For general information or further details about the project, feel free to contact the following people who are coordinating the project at your institution:
Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-6456
Minjin Hashbat, Program Administrator, Center for Language Study, 203-432-8504
David Malinowski, Language Technology and Research Specialist, Center for Language Study, 203-436-5797
Courses offered Fall 2017
(Please note that these courses require permission of the instructor or a placement exam for students who were not enrolled in the prerequisite courses in the fall semester.)
|Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (SBCR 110)||MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.||Dow Hall|
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (SBCR 130)
|MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130)||MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150)||MW 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 130)||TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)||MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130)||TTh 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110)||TTh 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130)||TTh 1:10 - 3:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)||TTh 10:10 - 11:50 a.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)||TBD||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Tamil (TAML 130)||TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Advanced Tamil (TAML 150)||MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Modern Tibetan
|MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Modern Tibetan
|MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150)||TTh 4:15 - 6:45 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Classical Tibetan
|MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Classical Tibetan
|MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110)||MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)||MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.||Dow Hall|
|Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)||MW 1:10 - 2:25 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110)||MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130)||MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.||Dow Hall|
|Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110)||MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.||Luce Hall 013|
|Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130)||MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m.||Luce Hall 013|
Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)
|TTh 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Luce Hall 013|
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:
|First day of classes||September 5|
|Fall break||November 6-7|
|Academic holiday||November 22-24|
|Last day of classes||December 11|
|Study period||December 12-14|
|Exam period||December 15-22|
|First day of classes||August 22|
|Fall break||October 7-10|
|Thanksgiving recess||November 22-24|
|Last day of classes||December 1|
|Study period||December 2-5|
|Exam period||December 6-14|
|First day of classes||August 30|
|Fall break||October 17-20|
|November recess||November 20-24|
|Last day of classes||December 8|
|Study period||December 8-14|
|Exam period||December 15-20|
*For the days that the institutional calendars are not in sync, the instructors will offer alternative class meeting times and supplementary online activities.
To view an archive of Spring 2017 courses, click here.
To view an archive of Fall 2016 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Spring 2016 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Fall 2015 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Spring 2015 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Spring 2014 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Fall 2013 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Spring 2013 course offerings, click here.
To view an archive of Fall 2012 course offerings, click here.