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 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:
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.
|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)||
|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)||
|Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 130)||TBD|
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)
|Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130)||TTh 4:30-6:20|
|Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110)||
|Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130)||TBD|
|Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)||
|Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)||TBD|
|Elementary Tamil (TAML 110)||
|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)
Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)
|Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150)||TTh 10:10-11:25am|
|Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110)||MWTh 11:40am-12:25pm|
|Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)||
|Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)||
|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)
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:
|First day of classes||September 8|
|November break||November 25-27|
|Last day of classes||December 14|
|Study and exam period||December 15-23|
|First day of classes||September 2|
|November break||November 24-29|
|Last day of classes||December 21|
|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.
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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.
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To view an archive of Fall 2012 course offerings, click here.