Advanced Korean Studies (Ext) - KORED23987

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 3987 - Science (International)


Bachelor of Science (International) (Minor)

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Stream Outline


The extended minor stream in Advanced Korean Studies covers the study of the Korean language and the study of the social, cultural and historical aspects associated with the language. It provides you with the opportunity to develop as a competent user of the Korean language. You will gain intercultural awareness and understanding, develop explicit knowledge of language, and gain knowledge of the social, cultural and historical background of Korean-speaking people. The Korean language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of the places in which it is spoken.

Learning Korean will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in Korea and other countries. Developing competence in Korean will have an important place in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Advanced entry level.

Placement Information

You will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at:

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS3660 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Use the Korean language with a level of fluency and understanding equivalent to a proficient user as articulated in the Common European Framework
  • Discuss foundational aspects of Korean society, culture and/or the arts
  • Recognise linguistic and cultural diversity

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain an extended minor stream in Advanced Korean Studies, you complete 36 units of credit in approved courses including two Professional Studies courses (taught in Korean).

Note: If you have achieved a higher level of study in a language course, you are not permitted to study a lower level language course.

Advanced Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2 and 3

You must complete the following:
  • Korean Contextual Studies Courses (taught in English) (12 UOC)
  • Korean Professional Studies Courses (taught in Korean) (12 UOC)

Korean Contextual Studies Courses

The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the Korean Studies minor stream:

Korean Professional Studies Courses