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 Spring 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 120) MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140) MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.

TBD

TBD
Elementary Burmese (BURM 120)

MT 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.

W 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Th 9:05 - 9:55 a.m.

Dow Hall B-13 Cornell A
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 120) TTh 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 140) TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. TBD Deutches Haus
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) TTh 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TBD Hamilton
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120) MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Romanian (ROMN 120)

M 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

W 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL 3
Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 140) MW 6:00 - 7:50 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)

M 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

W 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

TBD Cornell A
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140) MW 8:30 - 10:00 a.m Dow Hall B07 Cornell A
Elementary Tamil (TAML 120) MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 120) MW 4:10 - 6 p.m. TBD Columbia DL 1
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 140) MW 4:10 - 6 p.m. TBD Columbia DL 3

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 120)

MTWTh 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. TBD Columbia DL 1

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 140)

MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160) TTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow B13 Columbia DL 2
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL 4
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 140) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.  Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL 1
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 120) MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL 2
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 140) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. TBD Columbia DL 2
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Yale
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013 Yale

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

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

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 22
Spring Recess March 18-22
Last day of classes May 6
Study period May 7-9
Exam period May 10-17

Cornell 

First day of classes January 22
February break

February 23-26

Spring Break March 30-April 7
Last day of classes May 7
Study period May 8-10
Exam period May 11-18

Yale

First day of classes January 14
Spring recess March 8-24
Last day of classes April 26
Study period April 26-May 2
Exam period May 2-8

*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 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.