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 fifteen 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:

Columbia

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

Cornell

Angelika Kraemer, Director, Language Resource Center, 607-255-8685
Sam Lupowitz, Media Development Manager, Language Resource Center, 607-255-3827

Yale

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-6456
Minjin Hashbat, Assistant Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-8504
Mary Jo Lubrano, Associate Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-0584

Courses offered Fall 2020

(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.)

All SCI classes will be taking place online via Zoom.

Course
Meeting times
Advanced Bengali (BNGL 150) TBD
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 110) MWF 10:10-11:25
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 130) MWF 11:40-12:55
Intermediate Burmese (BURM 130)

TBD

Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130) MW 4:10-6:00
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150) MW 1:15-2:30
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 110) TTh 5:10-7:00
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110) MTWTh 10:10-11:00
Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 130) MTWTh 9:10-10:00
Elementary Khmer (KHMR 110)

TBD

Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 130) TBD

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)

MW 6:10-8:00

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130) TTh 4:30-6:20
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110)

TBD

Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130) TBD
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)

TBD

Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130) TBD
Elementary Tamil (TAML 110)

MTWTh 1:10-2:00

Elementary Twi (TWI 110) MTWTh 12:30-1:20
Intermediate Twi (TWI 130) MTWTh 9:00-9:50
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110) MW 4:10-6:00
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130) MW 10:10am-12:00pm

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)

MTWTh 12:10-1:00

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)

MW 2:40-3:55
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150) TTh 10:10-11:25am
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110) MWTh 11:40am-12:25pm
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)

MWTh 10:10-11:25am

Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)

MW 2:40-3:55

Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110) MTWTh 12:10-1:00
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130) MW 2:10-4:00
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 150) TTh 2:10-4:00
Elementary Yoruba  MTWTh 10:10-11:00
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110) MTWThF 11:35-12:25
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130) MTWThF 9:25-10:15

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)

MW 4:00-5:15
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 8
November break November 25-27
Last day of classes December 14
Study and exam period December 15-23

Cornell 

First day of classes September 2
November break November 24-29
Last day of classes December 21
Study period  
Exam period  

Yale

First day of classes August 31
November break November 21-29
Last day of classes December 4
Study period (online) December 7-10
Exam period (online) December 11-18

*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 2020 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2019 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2019 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2018 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2018 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2017 courses, click here.

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.