Issues in Korean Language (KRNS2672)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


KRNS1302 or KRNS1632 or native speakers of Korean



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