Korean Studies

Korean Studies

KRNS1621 Korean 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: KRNS1301, KRNS1631, KRNS1101 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (30%), 2x5 minute Oral Presentations (30%), 3x30 minute quizzes (18%), 6x10wd vocabulary tests (12%), 6x30 minute homework assignments (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a comprehensive beginners course which will lay the foundation for acquiring oral, aural, reading and writing skills in Korean. Students will acquire oral communication skills based on the given grammar points and topics. Various communicative approaches will be employed for the class activities. Students are required to give group presentations during the semester. On the basis of grammar introduced, the reading and writing of short texts will be done in each week.
KRNS1622 Korean 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1621 or KRNS1101 Prohibitions: KRNS1302, KRNS1632, KRNS1102 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (30%), 2x5 minute Oral Presentations (30%), 3x30 minute quizzes (18%), 6x10wd vocabulary tests (12%), 6x30 minute homework assignments (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a comprehensive beginners course which will lay the foundation for acquiring oral, aural, reading and writing skills in Korean. Students will acquire oral communication skills based on the given grammar points and topics. Various communicative approaches will be employed for class activities. Students are required to give group presentations during semester. On the basis of grammar introduced, the reading and writing of short texts will be done in each week.
KRNS2621 Korean 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1102 or KRNS1622 Prohibitions: KRNS2001 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (30%), 2x10 minute Oral Presentations (40%), 2x100wd quizzes (10%), 6x20wd vocabulary tests (10%), 6x30 minute assignments (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
As an intermediate language unit, students are expected to gain extensive language skills in a diverse range of communicative settings. Interactive exercises and activities will provide students with opportunities to practice and improve their skills in speaking, reading and writing.
KRNS2622 Korean 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive November,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS2001 or KRNS2621 Prohibitions: KRNS2002 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (30%), 2x10 minute Oral Presentations (40%), 2x100wd quizzes (10%), 6x20wd vocabulary tests (10%), 6x30 minute assignments (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
As an intermediate language subject, students are expected to gain extensive language skills in a diverse range of communicative settings. Interactive exercises and activities will provide students with opportunities to practice and improve their skills in speaking, reading and writing.
KRNS2671 Translation and Interpretation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1302 or KRNS1632 or native speakers of Korean Prohibitions: KRNS2400 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x15 minute Oral Presentation (15%), 10x250wd assignments (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims at providing students with useful skills in Korean language such as translation and interpretation from Korean into English and vice-versa. The unit is divided into three modules: Korean-English translation, English-Korean translation and interpretation. Students will learn how to translate and interpret texts chosen from both print and audio-visual media from a wide range of fields, including society, culture, politics, economics, science and technology.
KRNS2672 Issues in Korean Language

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1302 or KRNS1632 or native speakers of Korean Prohibitions: KRNS2515 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (35%), 1xTutorial presentation and 500wd summary (15%), contribution to tutorial discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
KRNS2673 Korean Phonology

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Korean Studies or Linguistics Prohibitions: KRNS2318, KRNS2317 Assessment: 10xweekly assignments (equivalent to 200wds each) (60%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces the sound system of the Korean language - Korean phonology. Some linguistics background is recommended, although it is not necessary. In addition to the two-hour lecture, there will be a one-hour seminar in which further detailed issues are discussed in depth. From the fifth week, there will be one or two weekly problem solving assignments.
KRNS2674 Korean Grammar

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Korean Studies or Linguistics Prohibitions: KRNS2320, KRNS2319 Assessment: 1x15 minute presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 5x200wd Written assignments (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces the basics of Korean grammar - the word structure (morphology) and the sentence structure (syntax). In addition to a series of lectures on Korean grammar, selected papers on Korean grammar will be read and issues from the readings will be discussed in depth.
KRNS3621 Korean 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS2002 or KRNS2622 Prohibitions: KRNS3001 Assessment: 1x2hr Final examination (40%), 6x Vocabulary tests equivalent to 500wds total (20%), 6x Essay equivalent to 1500wds total (20%), 2x Oral Presentations equivalent to 500wds (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to further develop oral and written communication skills beyond the intermediate level. Students will acquire fluency in oral communication, with particular emphasis on sophistication and formality of speech. Reading and writing skills are developed through the use of structured texts from the prescribed textbook and selections of authentic reading materials from a range of sources.
KRNS3622 Korean 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS3001 or KRNS3621 Prohibitions: KRNS3002 Assessment: 1x2hr Final exam (40%), 6x Essays equivalent to 500wds total (20%), 6x vocabulary tests equivalent to 1500wds total (20%), 2x Oral Presentations equivalent to 500wds total (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit follows on from KRNS3621 and is designed to extend the student's command of the Korean language beyond the level completed in the previous semester. Through readings of authentic works from Korean newspapers, magazines and academic texts, and structured discussions based on these materials, this unit will introduce students to a wide range of sentence patterns, enrich their vocabulary and enable them to read advanced texts independently.
KRNS3675 Contemporary Korean Society and Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points from Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points from Asian Studies) Prohibitions: KRNS2500, KRNS2675 Assessment: 10xOnline assignments equivalent to 750wds total (10%), Tutorial participation (5%), 1x750wd Oral Presentation (15%), 1x2000wd major Essay (40%), 1x1000wd written test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides broad and interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Korean society and culture. The unit examines significant events - wars and violence, democratization, and economic reform - in contemporary Korea that have brought the major changes in the society, and explores how these events have affected Korean society and culture. Major topics to be covered include gender, multiculturalism, youth and pop culture, the Korean Wave, language change, and North Korea. In addressing the topics, the students will utilize authentic Korean language materials.
KRNS4011 Korean Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words (60%) and 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar (2x20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
KRNS4012 Korean Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to KRNS4011
KRNS4013 Korean Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to KRNS4011
KRNS4014 Korean Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to KRNS4011