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 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:

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 Spring 2021

(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.

Course
Meeting times
Advanced Bengali (BNGL 160) Th 9:55-11:10
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 120) MWF 10:10-11:25
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140) MWF 11:40-12:55
Intermediate Burmese (BURM 140)

MW 4:00-5:15

Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10-6:00
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 1:15-2:30
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 120) TTh 5:10-7:00
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) MTWTh 10:10-11:00
Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 140) MTWTh 9:10-10:00
Elementary Khmer (KHMR 120)

MW 10:20-11:35

T 5:20-6:10

Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 140)

M 7:30-8:20PM

T 10:20-11:10 AM

F 12:40-1:30 PM

Advanced Nepali TTh 1:25-2:40

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120)

MW 6:10-8:00

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 4:30-6:20
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)

MWThF 8:00-8:50

Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140)

MW 9:00-9:50

Th 9:10-10:00

Elementary Tamil (TAML 120)

MTWTh 1:10-2:00

Elementary Twi (TWI 120) MTWTh 9:00-9:50
Intermediate Twi (TWI 140) MTWTh 10:00-10:50
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 120) MW 4:10-6:00
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 140) MW 10:10am-12:00pm

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 120)

MTWTh 12:10-1:00

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 140)

MW 2:40-3:55
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160) TTh 10:10-11:25am
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40am-12:50pm
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 140)

MWTh 10:10-11:25am

Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 160)

MW 2:40-3:55

Elementary Wolof (WLOF 120) MTWTh 12:10-1:00
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 140) MW 2:10-4:00
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 160) TTh 2:10-4:00
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35-12:25
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25-10:15

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

TTh 2:30-3:45
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 11, 2021
Last day of classes April 15, 2021
Study and exam period April 16-26, 2021

Cornell 

First day of classes January 25, 2021
Last day of classes May 10, 2021
Study and exam period May 11-21, 2021

Yale

First day of classes February 1, 2021
Last day of classes May 7, 2021
Reading period  May 8-13, 2021
Exam period  May 14-19, 2021

*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 and archive of Fall 2020 courses, click here.

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.

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.