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The extended minor stream in 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 Introductory and Intermediate entry levels.

Placement Information

If you have prior language knowledge 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 ARTS2660 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.

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 36 UOC.

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Additional Information

Language Studies for Commencing Mid-Year Students

If your language skills are assessed as Level A in Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced you cannot commence study until Term 1.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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