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

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 2019

(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 TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 130) MWF 11:40-12:55

TBD

TBD
Elementary Burmese (BURM 110)

TBD

TBD Cornell
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130) MW 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150) MW 1:15-2:30 TBD Columbia 
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 110) TTh 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 130) TTh 2:10-4:00 TBD TBD
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110) TTh 10:10am-12:00pm TBD

Hamilton

Elementary Khmer TBD TBD TBD
Intermediate Khmer TBD TBD TBD

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)

MW 6:10-8:00

TBD

Columbia DL2

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130) TTh 6:10-8:00 TBD Columbia DL2
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110)

MW 2:10-4:00

TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130) MW 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)

TBD

TBD Cornell
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130) TBD TBD Cornell
Intermediate Tamil (TAML 130) MW 2:10-4:00 TBD Columbia 
Elementary Twi MTWTh 12:30-1:25 TBD TBD
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110) MW 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130) MW 4:10-6:00 TBD Columbia 

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)

MTWTh 12:10-12:50 TBD Columbia DL1

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)

MW 2:40-3:55 TBD Columbia DL1
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150) TTh 10:10-11:25 TBD Columbia DL2
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110) MWF 11:40am-12:55pm TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130) MWF 10:10-11:25 TBD Columbia 
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110) MTWTh 12:10-1:00 TBD Columbia 
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130) MW 2:10-4:00 TBD Columbia 
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110) MTWThF 11:35-12:25 Luce Hall 013 Yale
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130) MTWThF 9:25-10:15 Luce Hall 013 Yale

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)

TBD Luce Hall 013 Yale
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 3
Fall Recess November 4-5
Thanksgiving Break November 27-29
Last day of classes December 9
Study period December 10-12
Exam period December 13-20

Cornell 

First day of classes August 29
Fall break

October 12-15

Thanksgiving Break November 27-29
Last day of classes December 10
Study period December 11-13
Exam period December 14-20

Yale

First day of classes August 28
October recess October 15-20
November recess November 22-December 1
Last day of classes December 6
Study period December 6-12
Exam period December 13-18

*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 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.