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 Fall 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.)

 
course
meeting times
classroom at yale
classroom at other institution
Advanced Bengali (BNGL 150) MW 8:40-9:55 Dow Hall B13 Cornell G24C
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 110) MWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 130) MWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL2
Elementary Burmese (BURM 110)

MTWTh 4:45-5:35 p.m.

   
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150)      
Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 130) TTh 5:10 - 7:00 p.m.    
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110) TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 130) TTh 9:10- 11:00 a.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL1

Cornell G12

Advanced Hungarian (HGRN 150) TTh 3:55 - 5:10 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL1
Elementary Khmer (KHMR 110)

MTWTh 9:05 9:55 a.m.

Dow Hall B11 Cornell G24A
Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 130)

M 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

T 11:20 a.m - 12:10 p.m.

W 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Dow Hall B11 Cornell G24A
Elementary Nepali (NPLI 110) TBD    
Intermediate Nepali (NPLI 130) TBD    
Advanced Nepali (NPLI 150) TBD    

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)

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

Dow Hall B07

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24A

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130) TTh 5:35-7:25 p.m. Dow Hall B07

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24A

Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)

TBD

   
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)

TBD

   
Intermediate Tamil (TAML 130)

MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL1
Elementary Twi (TWI 110) MTWTh 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07  
Intermediate Twi (TWI 130) MTWTh 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Dow Hall 420  
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110)      
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130) MW 4:10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.    
Advanced Classical Tibetan (TBTN 150) TTh 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.    

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)

MTWTh 12:10 -1 :00 p.m.    

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)

MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.    
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150)

T 10:10 - 11:25

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

Dow Hall 420

Dow Hall B11

Columbia DL4*

Cornell G04E

Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.    
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)

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

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL4

Cornell G24B

Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)

MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.

   
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110) MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Dow Hall B11

Columbia DL1

Cornell G12

Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.    
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 150) TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall B07

Cornell Classroom B

Columbia DL2

Elementary Yoruba (YORU 110)

MTWThF 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

Dow Hall 215

Cornell Classroom B

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Yoruba (YORU 130) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Dow Hall B07  
Elementary Yiddish MTWThF 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Dow Hall B07  
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Dow Hall 420  
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Dow Hall B07  

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)

TTh 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Dow Hall B13  
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 9, 2021
Thanksgiving break November 24-26, 2021
Last day of classes December 13, 2021
Study period

December 14-15, 2021

Exam period December 16-23, 2021

Cornell 

First day of classes August 26, 2021
Fall Break October 9-13, 2021
Thanksgiving Break November 24-28, 2021
Last day of classes December 7, 2021
Study and exam period December 8-18, 2021

Yale

First day of classes September 1, 2021
Fall Break October 19-24, 2021
Thanksgiving Break November 19-28, 2021
Last day of classes December 10, 2021
Reading period  December 11-16, 2021
Exam period  December 17-22, 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 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.

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To view an archive of Fall 2012 course offerings, click here.