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 Spring 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.)

Course
Meeting times
Classroom At Yale
classroom at other institution
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 120) MWF 10:10-11:25 Dow Hall B07

Columbia DL2, Cornell D

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140) MWF 11:40-12:55

TBD

TBD
Elementary Burmese (BURM 120)

MTWTh 1:25-2:15

TBD Cornell B, Columbia DL2
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 1:15-2:30 Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL1, Cornell C
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 120) TTh 4:10-6:00 Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2, Cornell C
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 140) TTh 2:10-4:00 TBD Deutsches Haus
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) TTh 9:45am-11:25am Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL1, Cornell C

Elementary Khmer (KHMR 120)

MW 11:40-12:55

11:15-12:05

Dow Hall B07

Dow Hall B13

Cornell A
Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 140) TBD TBD TBD

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120)

MW 6:10-8:00

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 5:00-7:00 Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 120)

MW 2:10-4:00

TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 140) MW 6:10-8:00 TBD Columbia
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)

MTWTH 1:10-2:00

TBD Cornell
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140) TBD TBD Cornell
Intermediate Tamil (TAML 140)

MT 4:30-6:00

Th 1:30-2:30

Dow Hall B07 Columbia 
Elementary Twi  MTWTh 9:00-9:50 am Dow Hall B07 Princeton, Columbia DL4
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 120) MW 4:10-6:00 Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL1
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 140) MW 4:30-6:20 TBD Columbia DL4

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 120)

MTWTh 12:10-1:00 TBD Columbia DL1

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 140)

MW 2:40-3:55 TBD Columbia DL1
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160) TTh 10:30-11:45am Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL3
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40am-12:55pm Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL2
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 140)

MW 10:10-11:25am

Th 4:30-6:00

TBD Columbia DL1
Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 160)

M 3:30-4:20

W 1:35-3:20

Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL4
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 120) MTWTh 12:10-1:00 Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL3, Cornell C
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 140) MW 2:10-4:00 Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL3
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35-12:25 Luce Hall 013 Yale
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25-10:15 Luce Hall 013 Yale

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

MW 4:00-5:15 Luce Hall 013 Yale
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 21
Spring Recess March 16-20
Last day of classes May 4
Study period May 5-7
Exam period May 8-15

Cornell 

First day of classes January 21
February break

February 22-26

Spring break March 28-April 5
Last day of classes May 5
Study period May 6-8
Exam period May 9-16

Yale

First day of classes January 13
Spring recess March 6 - March 22
Last day of classes April 24
Study period April 24-29
Exam period April 30-May 6

*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 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.