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

David Ortega, Language Technology Specialist, 203-432-0168

Courses offered Spring 2022

(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
Advanced Bengali (BNGL 160) TTh 9:40 - 10:55 a.m. Luce 013 TBA
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 120) MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140) MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL2
Elementary Burmese (BURM 120)

TBA

   
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. -  
17th Century Dutch Texts TBA    
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 140) TTh 5:10 - 7:00 p.m. -  
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 140) TTh 9:10- 11:00 a.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL1

Cornell G12

Elementary Khmer (KHMR 120)

MW 12:35 - 1:30 p.m.

F 1:30 - 2:40 p.m.

Dow Hall B11 Cornell G24A
Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 140)

-

-

MW Cornell G24A

T Cornell G24B

Elementary Nepali (NPLI 120) TBD    
Intermediate Nepali (NPLI 140) TBD    
Advanced Nepali (NPLI 160) TBD    

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120)

MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.

Dow Hall B07

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24A

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall B07

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)

TBA

   
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140)

TBA

   
Intermediate Tamil (TAML 140)

MW 10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Luce 013

Columbia DL1

Connector Room C

Elementary Twi (TWI 120) MTWTh 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07  
Intermediate Twi (TWI 140) MTWTh 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Dow Hall 420  
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 120) TBA    
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 140) TBA    
Advanced Classical Tibetan (TBTN 160) TBA    

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 120)

TBA -  

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 140)

MW 2:40-3:55 p.m. Dow Hall B07  
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160)

TBA

TBA

TBA

Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B11  
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 140)

MWTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL4

Cornell G04E

Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 160)

TBA

-  
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 120) MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Luce 013

Columbia DL1

Cornell G12

Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 140) TBA -  
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 160)

T 4:30 - 6:20 p.m.

Th 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

Dow Hall B13

T Columbia DL4

TH Columbia DL3

Cornell G24A

Elementary Yoruba (YORU 120)

-

-

Cornell G24B

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Yoruba (YORU 140) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24B

Advanced Yoruba - -

Columbia DL1

Cornell G24B

Elementary Yiddish (120) MTWThF 10:30-11:20 a.m. Dow Hall B07 Cornell G24A
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL3
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Dow Hall B07 Connector Room B

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

MW 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Dow Hall B13  
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 18, 2022
Spring break March 14-18, 2022
Last day of classes May 2, 2022
Study and exam period

May 3-13, 2021

Cornell 

First day of classes January 24, 2022
February Break February 26 - March 2, 2022
Spring Break April 2-10, 2022
Last day of classes May 10, 2022
Study and exam period May 14-21, 2022

Yale

First day of classes January 25, 2022
Spring Break March 18-27, 2022
Last day of classes April 29, 2022
Reading period  April 29-May 6, 2022
Exam period  May 6-11, 2022

*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 2021 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2021 courses, click here.

To view an 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.