LxC Student Information

How it Works

LxC assignments replace assignments that you would otherwise perform using only materials in English. LxC isn’t an add-on. It substitutes for some portion of your class workload.

LxC study groups meet for one hour per week for 10 weeks, outside of regular class or discussion-section meetings for the host course, at a time determined by the availability of the participants. These meetings do not replace any of the other class meetings you may have for the course. Also, you can expect a workload of 45 minutes to 1 hour as preparation for LxC meetings.

Students who participate in LxC receive a grade of “Pass” in a zero-credit transcript entry indicating the language and course of their completed study-group participation. Students who fail to satisfactorily complete LxC do not receive the transcript notation.

We work to ensure that the total time you will devote to LxC assignments will not exceed the time you would have devoted to the non-LxC assignments they replace. 


Over the years, we’ve offered support to more than 14 languages including: Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

If we don’t have at least 5 students in a given course who request the same language, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in a “Global Language” group where you would work a little more independently as you research course-related question agreed upon by your study group in consultation with your course instructor.

Course Listing

Course Number Course Name Course Instructor School
ANTH 114 Language, Culture & Communication in the US Douglas Glick Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
East Asian Civilizations John Chaffee Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
HIST 280Q Gender & Cold War Chelsea Gibson Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
LxC 582 Intercultural Research for Dissertation Writing William Pavlovich & Archana Mohan Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
SPAN 350 Advanced Conversation Marisol Marcin Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
EDUC 411 Mental Health in Education Tracy Lyman College of Community and Public Affairs
HWS 216 Women's Wellness Jennifer Wegmann Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
HWS 331 Contemporary Health Issues Jennifer Wegmann Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
ELI 211 Advanced Writing for ELL Trena Haffenden English Language Institute (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
CS 301-01 Ethical, Social & Global Issues Computing George Weinschenk Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science