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
David Malinowski, Language Technology and Research Specialist, Center for Language Study, 203-436-5797
Mary Jo Lubrano, Associate Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-0584

Courses offered Spring 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
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 120) MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall 
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 120) TTh 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 140) TTh 2:15 - 4:05 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 140) TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Advanced Indonesian (INDN 160) MW 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 120) TTh 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 140) TTh 1:10 - 3:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120) TTh 10:10 - 11:50 a.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 120)
MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Dow Hall
Intermediate Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 140)
MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m. Dow Hall
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160) TTh 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

TTh 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Luce Hall 013
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 16
Spring break March 12-16
Last day of classes April 30
Study period May 1-3
Exam period May 4-11

Cornell 

First day of classes January 24
February break February 17-20
Spring break

March 31 -

April 6

Last day of classes May 9
Study period May 10-13, 18
Exam period May 14-17; 19-22

Yale

First day of classes January 16
Spring break March 10-25
Last day of classes April 27
Study period April 28-May 3
Exam period May 4-9

*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 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.