Shared Course Initiative

Institutional agreement for shared courses.

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.

For general information or further details about the project, feel free to contact the following people who are coordinating the project at your institution:

Columbia

Stéphane Charitos, Director, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6341
Chris Kaiser, Program Manager, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6132

Cornell

Richard Feldman, Director, Language Resource Center, 607-255-8685
Sam Lupowitz, Media Technician, Language Resource Center, 607-255-3827

Yale

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.)

Course
Meeting times
Classroom
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) TBD 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
(MTBT 110)
MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 130)
MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m. Dow Hall
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150) TTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Classical Tibetan
(TBTN 110)
MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Classical Tibetan
(TBTN 130)
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:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 5
Fall break November 6-7
Last day of classes December 11
Study period December 12-14
Exam period December 15-22

Cornell 

First day of classes August 22
Fall break October 7-10
Last day of classes December 1
Study period December 2-5
Exam period December 6-14

Yale

First day of classes August 30
Fall break October 17-20
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.