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 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.)
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||
|Elementary Burmese (BURM 120)||
|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)||
Dow Hall B07
Dow Hall B13
|Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 140)||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120)
Dow Hall 420
|Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140)||TTh 5:00-7:00||Dow Hall 420||Columbia DL2|
|Elementary Romanian (ROMN 120)||
|Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 140)||MW 6:10-8:00||TBD||Columbia|
|Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)||
|Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140)||TBD||TBD||Cornell|
|Intermediate Tamil (TAML 140)||
|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)||
|Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 160)||
|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:
|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|
|First day of classes||January 21|
|Spring break||March 28-April 5|
|Last day of classes||May 5|
|Study period||May 6-8|
|Exam period||May 9-16|
|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.