Units of Study

KRNS2672 - Issues in Korean Language

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Duk-Soo Park


This unit provides a detailed survey of issues related to the Korean language in relation to its social and cultural background. The major topics include its romanisation systems, historical development, writing systems, dialects and slang expressions, language use in the Internet, language and gender, and Korean as a foreign language. In addition to a semester-final examination, students will conduct a small project to tackle some sociolinguistic issues. Students are required to present the results of their project in the class and to submit a written report.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (35%), 1xtutorial presentation and 500wd summary (15%), contribution to tutorial discussion (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


KRNS1302 or KRNS1632 or native speakers of Korean



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