Courses

If you’re a Columbia, Cornell, or Yale student interested in studying any of our shared language courses, please reach out to the contact at your home institution listed below.

@ Columbia: Christopher Kaiser (ck2831@columbia.edu) Program Manager, Distance Learning
@ Cornell: Dick Feldman (rf10@cornell.edu) Director, Cornell Language Resource Center
@ Yale: Minjin Hashbat (minjin.hashbat@yale.edu) Program Administrator, Yale Center for Language Study

Current Shared Course Offerings for Academic Year 2016-2017

1st = Elementary or Beginner (1st year) offered
2nd = Intermediate (2nd year) offered
3rd = Advanced (3rd year) offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Classical Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Dutch (Shared by Columbia University) 2nd, 3rd
  • Hungarian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st
  • Indonesian (Shared by Cornell University) 3rd
  • Modern Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Punjabi (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Romanian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Sinhala (Shared by Cornell University) 1st, 2nd
  • Tamil (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Ukrainian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Wolof (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Yoruba (Shared by Cornell University) 1st, 2nd
  • Zulu (Shared by Yale University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Student Handbooks

The student handbook is an important reference for SCI students. Please select the relevant handbook below.

For Columbia students
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taking a class at Yale

For Cornell students
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taking a class at Yale

For Yale students
taking a class at Columbia
taking a class at Cornell

Past Offerings

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Bengali (Shared by Cornell University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Classical Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Dutch (Shared by Columbia University) 2nd, 3rd
  • Hungarian (Shared by Columbia University) 2nd
  • Indonesian (Shared by Cornell University) 3rd
  • Khmer (Shared by Cornell University) 1st
  • Modern Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Polish (Shared by Yale University) 3rd
  • Punjabi (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Romanian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Sinhala (Shared by Cornell University) 1st, 2nd
  • Tamil (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Ukrainian (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Wolof (Shared by Columbia University) 1st, 2nd
  • Yoruba (Shared by Cornell University) 1st, 2nd
  • Zulu (Shared by Yale University) 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Bengali (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Intermediate Bengali (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Advanced Bengali (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Elementary Classical Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Intermediate Classical Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Intermediate Dutch (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Advanced Dutch (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Hungarian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Advanced Indonesian (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Elementary Khmer (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Elementary Modern Tibetan (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Punjabi (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Romanian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Intermediate Romanian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Advanced Romanian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Beginning Sinhala (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Intermediate Sinhala (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Elementary Tamil (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Intermediate Tamil (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Ukrainian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Intermediate Ukrainian (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Elementary Wolof (Shared by Columbia University)
  • Beginning Yoruba (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Intermediate Yoruba (Shared by Cornell University)
  • Advanced Zulu (Shared by Yale University)

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Elementary Bengali (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Yale)
  • Intermediate Bengali (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Yale)
  • High Intermediate Bengali (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Yale)
  • Elementary Classical Tibetan (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Elementary Dutch (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Cornell)
  • Intermediate Dutch (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Cornell)
  • Advanced Dutch (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Advanced Indonesian (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Columbia and Yale)
  • Elementary Khmer (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Yale)
  • Intermediate Modern Greek (Taught as a regular course at Brown and via videoconferencing at Cornell)
  • Elementary Romanian (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Elementary Tamil (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Intermediate Tamil (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Elementary Yoruba (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Columbia)
  • Intermediate Yoruba (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Columbia)
  • Elementary Ukrainian (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Elementary isiZulu (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at University of Michigan)
  • Advanced isiZulu (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Columbia and University of Michigan)

 Academic Year 2012-2013

  • Elementary Bengali (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Yale)
  • Elementary Dutch (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Cornell)
  • Advanced Indonesian (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Columbia and Yale)
  • Intermediate Modern Greek (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Cornell)
  • Elementary Romanian (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Intermediate Tamil (Taught as a regular course at Columbia and via videoconferencing at  Cornell and Yale)
  • Beginning Yoruba (Taught as a regular course at Cornell and via videoconferencing at Columbia)
  • Advanced isiZulu (Taught as a regular course at Yale and via videoconferencing at Columbia and University of Michigan)