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.  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

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, Assistant Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-8504
Mary Jo Lubrano, Associate Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-0584

Courses offered Fall 2018

(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 110) MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 130) MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL 2
Elementary Burmese (110) TBD Dow Hall Cornell A
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 110) TTh 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 130) TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110) TTh 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110) MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130) TTh 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL 1
Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130) MW 6:00 - 7:50 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)

M 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

W 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dow Hall Cornell A
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130) MW 8:30 - 10:00 a.m Dow Hall B07 Cornell A
Elementary Tamil (TAML 110) MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110) MW 4:10 - 6 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130) MW 4:10 - 6 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 4

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)

MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL 1

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)

MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150) TTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130) MWTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.  Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL 3
Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150) TBD Dow Hall  TBD
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110) MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Yale
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013 Yale

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)

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

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 4
Fall break November 5-6
Thanksgiving Recess November 21-23
Last day of classes December 10
Study period December 11-13
Exam period December 14-21

Cornell 

First day of classes August 23
Fall break

October 6 -10

Thanksgiving Recess November 21-23
Last day of classes December 4
Study period December 5-7
Exam period December 8-14

Yale

First day of classes August 29
October recess October 16-21
November recess November 16 (5:30 pm)- 25
Last day of classes December 7
Study period December 7-13
Exam period December 14-19

*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 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.