Korean Studies Descriptions

Korean Studies

1000 level units of study

KRNS1621 Korean 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: KRNS1101 or KRNS1301 or KRNS1631 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: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1621 or KRNS1101 Prohibitions: KRNS1102 or KRNS1302 or KRNS1632 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.

2000 level units of study

Language
KRNS2621 Korean 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS1102 or KRNS1622 or HSC Korean Beginners or HSC Korean Continuers with a final mark of less than 80 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: 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.
Culture
KRNS2671 Translation and Interpretation

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Heritage Korean or HSC Korean Background or or near native competency 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: HSC Heritage Korean or HSC Korean Background or near native competency 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

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Korean Studies or Linguistics Prohibitions: KRNS2317 or KRNS2318 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 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Korean Studies or Linguistics Prohibitions: KRNS2319 or KRNS2320 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.
ASNS2641 Traditional Korea

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: ASNS2501 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Examination (40%), 4x Weekly posts equivalent to 600wd in total (10%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 400wd (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims to introduce Korea's historical experience from antiquity to the early phase of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). Topics include sources and historiography of early Korea; foundation myths and legends of the Three Korean Kingdoms; process of state formation and subsequent political developments; religious ideology, focusing on Buddhism; and cultural and social traditions of Korea from the 4th to the 15th century. These topics will enable students to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Korean identity.
ASNS2642 Modern Korea

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: ASNS2502 Assessment: Tutorial presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to introduce some of the major issues in the history of Korea in the late 19th century and the last century. Topics include contradictions of the late Choson dynasty society; opening of Korea to the West and Japan and the attendant wave of reforms and rebellions; Japan's colonial rule; Korea's fight for freedom; liberation and division of Korea in 1945 and the subsequent process of nation-building in the two Koreas.

3000 level units of study

Language
KRNS3621 Korean 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: KRNS2002 or KRNS2622 or HSC Korean Continuers with a final mark of 80 or above Prohibitions: KRNS3001 Assessment: 1x2hr final examination (40%), 5x 40wd vocabulary tests (20%), 5x260wd short writing tasks (20%), 2x500wd oral presentations (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: 1x2000wd final exam (40%), 5x260wd short writing task (20%), 5x40wd vocabulary tests (20%), 2x500wd oral presenations (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.
Culture
KRNS3675 Contemporary Korean Society and Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points in Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies Prohibitions: KRNS2500 or 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.
ASNS3670 Mass Media in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies Prohibitions: ASNS2670 or ASNS2600 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 1000wd presentation with written work (20%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the media industry, processes, policies and practices in selected countries in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It takes a comparative approach to explore political, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the development of media in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as the historical development of media, state-media and corporate-media relationships, the transformation of media industries, technological convergence and its implications.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

KRNS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.
KRNS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.