Korean Studies

Korean Studies

KRNS1621 Korean 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: KRNS1101 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (30%), 2x5 minute oral presentations (30%), 3x30 minute quizzes (18%), 6x10wd vocabulary tests (12%), 6x30 minute homework assignments (10%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ki-Sung Kwak Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1621 or KRNS1101 Prohibitions: KRNS1102 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (30%), 2x5 minute oral presentations (30%), 3x30 minute quizzes (18%), 6x10wd vocabulary tests (12%), 6x30 minute homework assignments (10%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ki-Sung Kwak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr 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%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ki-Sung Kwak Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr 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%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr 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%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr 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%)
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

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points in KRNS or LNGS, or native speakers of Korean Prohibitions: KRNS2317, KRNS2318 Assessment: 10xweekly assignments (equivalent to 200wds each) (60%), 1x2hr final exam (40%)
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

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points of KRNS or LNGS, or native speakers of Korean Prohibitions: KRNS2319, KRNS2320 Assessment: 1x15 minute presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 5x200wd written assignments (30%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS2002 or KRNS2622 Prohibitions: KRNS3001 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 8x40wd vocabulary tests (20%), 8x200wd essays (20%), 2x5 minute oral presentations (20%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS3001 or KRNS3621 Prohibitions: KRNS3002 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 8x40wd vocabulary tests (20%), 8x200wd essays (20%), 2x5 minute oral presentations (20%)
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: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (12 senior credit points from ASNS2641, ASNS2642, 2670) Prohibitions: KRNS2500, KRNS2675 Assessment: 1x2000wd major essay (40%), 1x1000wd written test (30%), 1xtutorial oral presentation (equivalent to 750wds) (15%), tutorial discussion & online assignments (equivalent to 750wds) (15%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester Prerequisites: 48 senior credit points in Korean Studies with a credit average or better, including completion of the major and ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies, and an additional 6 credit points from KRNS or cross listed ASNS units. Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words (60%) and 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar (2x20%).
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Korean Studies consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
The thesis should be of 18000-20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.
Students may choose seminars from the following areas in 2014:
Korean Language and Linguistics
Korean History and Thought
Korean Media and Communication
For more information, contact Dr Duk-Soo Park, Honours coordinator.
KRNS4012 Korean Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4011
Refer to KRNS4011
KRNS4013 Korean Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4012
Refer to KRNS4011
KRNS4014 Korean Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Duk-Soo Park Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: KRNS4013
Refer to KRNS4011