Since 1998, Columbia University and New York University have maintained an agreement to share a number of language courses each academic year. Columbia and NYU students can freely cross-register for these courses and will receive credit at their home institution. The currently available courses are summarized below for convince. As always, the most up to date information can be found in the Columbia Directory of Classes.
Please note that there is another consortial agreement for Ph.D. Students (and only Ph.D. students) between Columbia University, NYU, the New School and CUNY. This allows Ph.D. students to enroll for any classes at any of the four schools. For more information on this program, please contact Thalyana Stathis at email@example.com, +1-212-854-4738.
In order to locate the NYU building codes and class locations for the NYU Campus courses visit the following link NYU Classroom Locations.
The NYU Classes open to Columbia students for the Fall 2018 semester are as follows:
Elementary Akkadian I
Elementary Aramaic I
Elementary Cantonese I – sec. 001
Elementary Cantonese I – sec. 002
Intermediate Cantonese I
Elementary Filipino I
Intermediate Filipino I
Elementary Haitian Kreyol I
Elementary Irish I – sec. 001
Elementary Irish I – sec. 002
Intermediate Irish I
Beginning / Elementary Quechua I
Beginning / Elementary Quechua II
Intermediate Quechua II
It is important to note that the agreement bears on specific courses and not on languages. If a student wishes to enroll for a language class other than the ones listed above, they will need to secure special permission from NYU. To do so, please contact Stéphane Charitos at firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-212-854-6341 who will petition his NYU counterpart to have this course added to the agreement. Please bear in mind that while NYU has been amenable in the past to adding courses to help Columbia students with their language studies, one should not automatically assume that they will agree to add any class.
For information regarding meeting places or for information regarding placement exams, you should contact the instructors or their department directly.
Akkadian: Daniel Fleming, email@example.com, +1-212-998-8985
Ancient Egyptian: Ogden Goelet, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-212-998-8894.
Aramaic: Moshe Bernstein, email@example.com, +1-212-998-8980.
Filipino: Agnes (Bing) Magtoto, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-212-992-8309.
Quechua: Odi Gonzales Jimenez, email@example.com, +1-212-998-8686.
Cantonese: Pui-Shan (Fiona) Hui, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-212-998-9650.
Modern Irish: Padraig O’Cearuill, email@example.com, +1-212-998-3999.
Haitian Kreyol: Wynnie Lamour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Placement Exams
If you need to take a placement exam for one of the languages listed above, please contact the NYU Office of Academic Affairs (+1-212-998-8110) in the Silver Center, Room 908.
Columbia students should begin registering for the courses listed above through the regular Columbia registration system as though the courses were Columbia University courses. They can do this through the Web, by telephone or manually/using an Add/Drop form. Please note that these courses are sometimes blocked and students are given a message saying that a signature is required. This block is artificial and is put in place in order to insure that we can track which students are registering for those courses. If you find that you cannot register online or by telephone, try using an Add/Drop form. This will usually do the trick. If the Registrar’s Office insists on a signature, please drop by the Language Resource Center and either the Director or the Associate Director of the Center will sign your form.
Once you have registered at Columbia University for the course you are interested in, it is crucial you send an email to the Language Resource Center with the following information:
• Your full name
• Your address (including a street address)
• Your contact information (telephone and email)
• Your Columbia ID number
• The course information
Following receipt of this information, the Director of the Language Resource Center will send your registration information to NYU so that they can manually add you to their registration system. You will then appear on their class roster and you will be able to apply for an NYU ID as well as get access to the NYU content management system (CMS) where class information is stored.
Please note that this may take a few days depending on how responsive the NYU side is to the daily emails sent from the Language Resource Center. If you find that you are not on the NYU roster and you need an NYU ID to gain access to a specific building or to the CMS, please contact Michael Fisher at NYU and make him aware of your need. He can be reached by email at Michael.Fisher@nyu.edu or by telephone at +1-212-998-8110.
Please note that if you make any changes to your registration after you have been registered (i.e. drop the class), you need to inform the Language Resource Center at Columbia immediately of your change of status. We will then notify NYU of the change and they will make the appropriate adjustment on their registration system. It is not sufficient to simply drop the class at Columbia. Since the two registration systems do not talk directly, the NYU system will not be updated to reflect the changes unless these changes are made manually.
For any additional information, please contact Stéphane Charitos by email at email@example.com, or by telephone at +1-212-854-6341